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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: 1546   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".


DialSquare's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3396) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Hmm - not exactly what I was expecting. Isn’t very sour at all. Faint berry, earth and funk nose. Tastes are timid up front then a slight tropical berry sour sneaks through. Nice palate. Overall a little disappointed.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (664) - 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 (1464) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-14-15. Pours a nice, hazy, medium brown with a slight amber tint. Small to moderate amount of beige head. Looks good. Scents of tart apple, crabapple, cranberry, lemon, and chocolate. Lightly tart flavor. Subdued tartness for the style. I wouldn’t even call it sour. Quite malty in flavor. Applejack/calvados flavor. Not my favorite set of flavors. Light to medium body. Frothy in the palate. Insubstantial palate effects. Of historical importance and certainly not a bad beer but has been repeatedly eclipsed by superior, more modern, and more extreme takes on the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (768) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Brown/dark red, white small head. Aroma of red wine, wood/oak and some toasted/caramel malts. In taste sweet at first then low sour with vinous notes. Finish is dry, sour with oaky and red wine notes. I prefer Grand Cru version but this is quite nice too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown color. Aroma and taste are slightly sour fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (777) - HUNGARY - JUL 5, 2015
0.33l bottle. Clear dark ruby body, light brown head. Aroma of lemon juice, sour cherry, blackberry and a hint of red wine and oak. It’s very fruity, clean and smooth. Taste of caramel, sour cherry, lemon juice, red wine and balsamic vinegar. Medium body and carbonation, silky texture. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (59) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
A wonderful deep purple tan, sharp mouthfeel with crisp bite. Strawberries, cherries, apricot smell. Lingering sour after taste, lemon and vinegar maybe? High carbonation makes extra tang

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pistacho (47) - SPAIN - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle at La Tienda de la Cerveza. Wine aromas, hints of something that reminds me ketchup and mustard (vinegar and spices?). After some minutes also develops grainy notes. Good and refreshing acidity, soft cider flavors, again mustard hints with a good grainy background. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (1012) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Belle couleur brune aux reflets rouges. Aromes plutot simple de caramel, fruits rouges, pas.assez boisee. Correct.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (145) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
dark reddish brown with tan head, sour fruit aroma and pleasant if unnuanced taste. Clean tart finish.


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