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


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RATINGS: 1540   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".

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick35 (12) - USA - APR 19, 2003
Carried home from Belgium. Flavor is a bit simple: lactic acid and some Brett. No depth. Metallic notes that I recognize from De Dolle (who rumor goes got their yeast from Rodenbach pre-Palm). I'm not sure what to do with the metallic notes--seem out of place without hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (43) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (1000) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Belle couleur brune aux reflets rouges. Aromes plutot simple de caramel, fruits rouges, pas.assez boisee. Correct.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
dark reddish brown with tan head, sour fruit aroma and pleasant if unnuanced taste. Clean tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2086) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle shared with Rachel during the course of our eveing at Het Waterhuis in Ghent. Straight Rodenbach doesn’t travel nearly as much as it’s loftier brothers. Good to finally have a bottle. Pours Red Amber with a foamy off-White head. Aroma of fruity vinegar and sweet malt. I always find the flavour combinations in Flemmish Reds to be uite disarming. Tart and spoilt with a robust malty sweetness. Quite difficult to compute. I like it but I don’t find it moreish in the same way I would a Lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
1/4 de cerveza macerada 2 ańos en cerveza de roble. Color caoba. 1 dedo de espuma que se desvanece. Olor a madera y fruta roja. Sabor predominantemente afrutado (cereza) y algo avinagrado. Muy especial. Cuesta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (729) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Aroma: red wine, woody, dark malts. Appearance: brown-reddish color, nice thin creamy head. Palate: low bitterness, barrel notes, red wine, slightly sour, dark malts, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, sour finish. Overall: Really good commercial barrel aged beer. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is funky, caramel, fruity, berries, taste is similar, dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (188) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - dark amber with beautiful creamy very light brown head that sticks to the side of my Belgian glass like honey when I swirl it. NOSE - very little scent to speak of. FLAVOR - slightly sour at fisrt, and it mellows into a sweetish malty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (283) - POLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Piana drobna, ale szybko znika niemal do zera sycząc przy tym jak na coli, barwa ciemno czerwona, bordowa, lekko opalizująca. W aromacie drogie czerwone wytrawne wino - kwaskowy zapach czerwonych owoców typu wiśnia, czerwona porzeczka, ciemne winogrono, delikatne nuty dębowej beczki, starego drewna. W smaku jest lekka kwaśność, ale szybko łamie ją delikatna owocowa słodycz, która przechodzi szybko w pestkową goryczkę. Wszystko płynnie, przyjemnie i orzeźwiająco. Nagazowanie średnie, bardzo drobne, piwo jest dość bogate i przyjemne w odczuciu, ale raczej sesyjne, lekkie w piciu. Alkohol delikatnie rozgrzewa w gardle, co ponownie przypomina nam o podobieństwie do półwytrawnego czerwonego wina.

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