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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: 1553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


after4ever's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2006
22-ounce corked. Pours murky dark brown with a tan head that flattens quickly to a film. Enormous green apples on the nose. Sweet, with a fizzy mouthfeel (usually not so becoming of a beer...these Belgians and Flemishes can be tough to get used to at first). Plenty of sweet and sour green apple permeating the flavor, with a light straw-like finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (247) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Piekna, okazala piana, drobna jak na azocie. Aromat belgijski, kwasny, obecne sa tez czerwone owoce. Po zamieszaniu wychodzi lekki alkohol, jednak absolutnie on nie przeszkadza. W smaku lekko kwasne, z wytrawnoscia charakterystyczna dla wina, czy szampana. Przyjemne.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5761) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015
Hazy amber color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing down the glass. Hmm this was a very mild ale for this style. Also a bit light body. Mild sourness and a mild acidity. Ok carbonation. Caramel, some apples, fruity, some yeast and mild bready. Easy drinkable sour red/brown ale.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeergeekKorea (55) - SOUTH KOREA - AUG 31, 2015
Aroma: Red current, grape Appearance: Dim reddish brown colour and circle head Taste: Medium sour, light sweet Palate: Light body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation, and sweet & sour finish , not so long Overall: It’s like a fruit beer, the flavour of yeast is too little.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightyjag (258) - - AUG 26, 2015
250ml bottle from The Beerhive. Very thin off white head disappears quickly, thin ring of lacing. Body is murky brown with a slight hint of red. Nose is sour apples, yeast, white wine. Flavour is sour apple, lemon, Refresher bars, sour cherry, tart finish with a hint of bitterness. Light carbonation, gentle mouthfeel, dry finish. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (492) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina la veille de la rentrée scolaire. Cette bière offre tous les attraits visuels propre à une Rouge Des Flandres réussie: rouge presque brune, bien mousseuse mais la mousse ne persiste pas indéfiniment, belle effervescence du fond du verre. Très inspirante. Au nez de jolies notes boisées se mêlent aux douces vapeurs acétiques. La barrique est en finesse et l’ensemble est boisé, fruité et complexe. Douce et légère en bouche, la bière a un corps mince proposant des saveurs toutes en subtilités. Outre l’acidité somme tout modérée, les saveurs de petits fruits rouges se marient parfaitement au bois et à cette effervescence quasiment piquante. Très facile à boire!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtnw (42) - POLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle, 250 ml. Rich wine-ish aroma. Funky, oaky. Beer pours with cream head which changes in a while to pretty little lace. Fresh and little bit sour in taste. Middle bodied, balanced carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jice (198) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2015
33cl, boite. Légère, agréable à boire, fruits rouges et doucement amère. Une classique que j’avais oublié, pas mécontent d’en avoir retrouvé :)

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (2091) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Interesting blend of young and old beer. Unique sour taste in a Belgian Red Ale. The taste isn’t as bad as the smell.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (693) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Heavy fruit and port wine like aroma. Heavy brown body with a reddish hue. Light tan film head. Dark fruit tang. Port wine quality with a dry crisp finish. Enjoyable and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1516) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
clear reddish-brown colour, medium-sized beige-ish head; aroma of vinegar, sour cherry, woody notes and some lemon; taste of vinegar, dry wine notes, sour cherry and berries, some caramel, oak barrel, and citruses - excellent Sour beer


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