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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle: Filtered.
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".

The_Osprey's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, - MAR 23, 2013
March 2013 - coldish 25cl bottle. A little worried because I didn’t like the grand cru much, and this smells like vinegar……Red brown colour, high carbonation, apple juice with a sour finish, sherry notes, light to mid body, enduring sweet and sour finish which has a lot of balance to it. No bitterness. There is still a slight element of vinegar, but only very subtle and could even be lemon. This is actually an enjoyable and interesting flavour. A very good beer. I’ve had to give this beer an aroma rating of 6 in order to give it the overall ’4’ it deserves...but really the aroma rating should be 2.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (684) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2015
Dolciastra e acidula allo stesso tempo, profumata, vinosa, floreale e debolmente acetica. Buona ma non mi ha convinto del tutto... ci sono piacevoli sentori legnosi ma anche note fruttate lievemente acri che non mi hanno esaltato. Da riprovare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (1646) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
0,25l fles bij de compagnie in Enkhuizen. Diep wijnrood met een bescheiden schuimkraag. Lichtzoet en gemiddeld zuur. Rood fruit, bessen en cassis in smaak en geur. Body medium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (926) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
Donker roodbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak mis licht zuur met sporen van bessen en framboos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (534) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2015
On a flight of beer at Meisterstück. A quaffable sour! Slightly pinchy in the back, otherwise smooth and solid. I find the aromas hard to describe. Some red berries, maybe? Not that much, though. Still refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (735) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Tap (4Hops, Wroclaw). Piwo klarowne o ciemno brazowej barwie, bialo-szarej pianie, niezbyt obfitej i praktycznie bez lacingu. Aromat intensywny kwasny, wisniowy, winny, intensywny. Przyjemna winna kwasnosc w idealnym natezeniu. Lekkie, rzeskie, pijalne, bardzo przyjemne w odbiorze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (726) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2015
25cl Flasche. Bräunliches Bier mut flachem Schaum. Malz und Eichenfass Aroma mit Rotweinnote. Geschmack erinnert auch an Wein. Das Bier wird durch längeres Lagern noch besser!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2640) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Can’t believe I haven’t picked this up before. Around 3 bucks for a bottle is a steal for what you are getting. Hazy brown orange red, spotty lacing. Fruity yeasty nose. Very refreshing fruity spicy lightly carbonated. A bit syrupy at the start, cleans up at the end. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerheart65 (1135) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Clear reddish brown, short head leaves an off-white ring on top. Winey notes, bit sour, basement notes distantly, ripe fruits and berries, cherry, leather, sweet. Sour and dry, light, carbonation quite evident, long dry finish. Ok but not much more, bit like cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llucmaduell (87) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2015
A good beer style that was not my favorite of Belgian beers, is always a discovery of tastes and sensations. I miss subtlety and depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (593) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Sour cherry and oak, more the former than the latter, but not a ton of either. It’s on the light side. Certainly this isn’t the choice for those who want malt or hops.Not a bad way to ease your way into Flemish sours.

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