Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A blend of 75% young beer fermented in steel tanks and 25% old beer aged 2 year in large oak casks. Rodenbach bears the proud title of "the most refreshing beer in the world".


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours super cloudy reddish brown with a small white head. Nose of fruit and oak, prunes, plums, cherry, mild vinegar, light brine. Flavor is mildly sweet, mildly sour. Compared to some of the top american beers in this style, this feels very watered down. Medium bodied, with a slick texture, soft carbonation, and a slightly acidic finish. A good intro the world of sour beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (570) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2014
330mL can into a snifter. Pours a deep ruby red with an off white head and a nice zesty aroma. A wonderfully light sour citrus flavour with slighly sweet toffee note. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1467) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
September 24, 2014. Bottle, best before may 2015. Pours clear ruby red with a small dense, creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet and tart cherries, oak, light vinegar and vanilla. Taste is light sweet, light to medium tart with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1316) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Appearance: cloudy dark brown with reddish highlights, creamy khaki head. Aroma: light balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, hint of soy sauce and leather. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of vanilla and a slight woody funk. Finish: slightly sour and a little tart, but with more sweetness than other offerings from this brewery. Notes: My least favorite of the Rodenbach line so far, but still an excellent sour ale. This one is just a shade less complex, with more sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"this was the weakest and thinnest of the 4 sours (and one wild ale) we had last night, but it’s not a bad beer, just a little tamer or less complex than the others. bown in color, nice fairly aromatic flavor...a touch spicier, and not as sour as the others, but again...something i wouldn’t ever mind drinking."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie feels thAt it is too sorry I thought it good for a sour. V. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, France and Rehills, Newcastle. A dark brown cloudy beer with ruby red highlights. It has a strong flavour slightly sour cherries, creamy red fruit and vinous notes with a tart sugary sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1341) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from Bottles and Cans. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head leaving light spots of lace. Aroma has cherries, fruits - sour - light vinegar. Taste is fruity, sour cherries, some sweet malts, berries. Medium bodied. Finishes more tart than sweet, but mixed. Decent fruit brew. 13.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2110) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
The archetypical "Flemish red", a remnant from ancient times still alive today and one of the references in Belgian beer culture. Light yellowish beige, creamy, regular, medium thick, stable head, colour dark brown red with cherry red glow, clear. Complex aroma of passion fruit, redcurrant, gooseberry, sweet sherry, caramel, honey, wine vinegar, subtle hint of wood. Very fruity, estery and sweet caramelly onset, becoming tart and dryish, refreshing, with the play of sweet and sour continuing into the finish, where a vague bitterness and very subtle woodiness also make their appearance. Of the lower ABV session beers in Belgium, this belongs to the most complex; Palm took over the brewery in 1998 and this beer changed a bit after that: a side by side tasting of a pre-1998 and a contemporary sample revealed the original was softer, more mellow and just as tart, but in a slightly more rounded, elegant way; it also had a somewhat fuller, creamier mouthfeel and a bit darker colour with a more ruby red glow. This rating, however, concerns only the current version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lekebekoi (5) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Nez de fruits rouges, fut de chêne. Légère aciditée goût d'alcool peu présent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SzopPiwosz (155) - - SEP 30, 2014
Copper clear with poor brown head. Aroma is rich: a lot of red fruits - cherries, raspberries, jam. Dubbel-like esters. Sour and funky, wild notes, caramel, a bit of vanilla. Taste is sour something between cherry and vinegar. There is also note reminding cherries in liquor. Medium body, pretty high carbonation. Bitterness medium-low. Refreshing and drinkable. /// Miedziane klarowne z ubogą, brązową pianą. W zapachu mnóstwo czerwonych owoców: wiśni, malin, dżem. Dubbleowe estry. Nuty kwaśne i dzikie, karmel, lekka wanilia. W smaku zdecydowana wiśniowo-octowa kwaśność. Jest też taka nuta kojarząca się z wiśniami w likierze. Ciało średnie, nasycenie spore. Goryczka średnio-niska. Orzeźwiające i pijalne.

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