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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1502   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".


Thezythologist's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thezythologist (15) - - MAR 7, 2013
22 cl bottle at Rembrandt in Tongeren. Didn't got the chanche to pour the beer myself. Now this is absolutely one of my favourites. I like the sweet-sour combination. It's also very cheap! Wich doesn't mean it's a lesser beer at all! It's perfect on every day of the year, wether i'ts summer or winter, for me it's a favourite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (187) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 8 / 8 / 7 / 7 / 6 / 7 / 3 / 6 / 75

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
weordie (204) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pours cloudy brown with no head. Unfortunately I get zero aroma. Very sharp, vinegar taste. Not pleasant at all

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (838) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Smells like medium dark fruit...plum.. appearance is a brownish red, flavor is also of plum off the bat but falls flat quickly... Finishes with almost yeasty finish... Goes downhill the more you drink

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewbie (458) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12oz bottle. dark ruby color. little head. aroma of dark fruit, cherries, a bit of sweetness. First sour red Iíve ever had. Wasnít really expecting the tartness. Not over powering at all, just a nice cherry tartness. Very enjoyable and looking forward to trying a few others. Like to try this on a hot summer evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (344) - Gdańsk, POLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Piana drobna, brązowa, szybko opadła. Kolor brunatny, zmętnione. W aromacie zapach soku malinowego. Lekkie nuty chmielowe. Podobnie w smaku, wyczuwalne maliny. Piwo jest kwaskowate, ale nie na zbyt wysokim poziomie. W drugiej nucie lekki nuty brązowego piwa. Wysycenie średnie, bardzo pijalne piwo.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (979) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
25cl bottl Appearance: Murky redish brown with a decent beige head which goes down quickly. Aroma: red fruit,, apples, hints of wood, acidic,, Taste is moderate sour. Light malts, some cherries,apples and a hint of wood faintly in the back. A little bit thin. Low carbonation,thin body. Classic i itís style but better go for the grand cru version.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (329) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a murky amberish brown with a small light tan head that leaves a bit of spotty lacing. Aroma is oak, tart cherries, raspberries, cider, Sweet Tart candy, hints of caramel. Taste is tart berries, dark fruit, oak. Sour tartness but not overwhelmingly so. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Very nice!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (255) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Dark brown color with little foam. The smell is rather shy. The smell is slightly sour and fuller than expected. Very smooth to drink, but by far not as good as the grand cru.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1297) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Rodenbach is a classic Flanders Red, and pretty much invented the style single-handedly. And while not the most delicious sour ever made, itís definitely a safe bet and makes for a great introduction to the style.

I poured an 11.2oz bottle into a flute glass. It had a best by date of 9/7/15 and cost $4.49 ($0.40 per ounce).

Appearance: Hazy shade of cherry red/rusty mahogany. Murky, but no sediment. Pours to a two-finger, tan, soapy head which mostly dissipates but still leaves some lacing.

Smell: Oak aroma with dark fruits and berries. Slight vinegar or Brett-like character.

Taste: Palette begins with a light sourness with a dark fruit flavor. Raspberry, black currants and other tart berries and dark fruit flavors are noticeable. The oak flavor is pronounced as well, complementing the natural fruity flavors from the bacteria and yeast (thereís no actual fruit used in the brewing of this beer). Little to no hop flavor or bitterness, with a strong tart sensation on the finish. Some confectionery notes of chocolate and toffee or caramel emerge in the aftertaste momentarily. Some notes of vinegar, too, but itís quite faint and easily tolerable. Definitely a tasty beer.

Drinkability: I tend to associate sour beers with big beers, so Iím always impressed when a fairly sessionable brew like Rodenbach Ė at only 5.2% ABV Ė is sour. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with a virtually clean aftertaste (a little too clean, actually). Not really refreshing (unless drank ice cold Ė which would kind of defeat the purpose).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (986) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Nice, clean sour. Hazy dark Amber pour...almost no head. Cherries, some malt, dark fruit in the aroma. Taste is just lightly sour and vinegar. More cherry. Fairly sweet. Nice smooth mouthfeel a touch flat. Fine stuff.


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