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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1449   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".


dmschefke's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 Pours a chocolate amber with a small tan head. Aroma strong of tart fruits, mostly cherries. Taste is as tart as the aroma with hints of caramel and that oak zing. Felt like I was drinking a fruit cider, which was a bit disappointing, because I wanted a sour ale. A nice go-to ale when that is what I am looking for though. I will have to try this again to make sure this is what it is supposed to taste like.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanne (1) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Nice balance between sweet and sour, with hints of cherries and red wine. The aroma also reveals subtle caramel flavours. A fine example of an underrated beerstyle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (425) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 27, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma of sour red wine, cider and vinegar. Sour finish. Gets better as you drink it but a little thin, maybe a little too cold out of the fridge.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (192) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Mild sourness with not much sweetness as a balance. Pours a reddish brown colour. Not their greatest offering but still quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (46) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Zoet zurig fruitig aroma. Bes-achtig. Kleine schuimkraag die snel weg trekt. Zacht zurig zoetig van smaak. Vrij vlak maar toch complex (zurig, zoetig, eikenhoutig, droog). Weinig carbonatie. In het geheel heerlijk.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (125) - ponferrada, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2014
Cerveza de color rojo ámbar, cabeza de color beige y de buena duración. Aroma dulce y ácido, con notas de cerezas y de madera. Sabor dulce y agrio, con notas de cerezas y de madera. Bastante equilibrada con un final amargo. fabulosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (250) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Dark amber color beer with a small white head. Smells fruity, sour. Taste is sour (citrus), woody and fruity. Nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4365) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ Snuffel Backpackers Hostel, Brugge. Dark amber-red with a head. Has a soured fruit taste, but nothing lingers in the palate and it’s disappointing as there’s no kick to it. Has a much better nose though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2229) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2014
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to orange to brown/Red color with a slim half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within about a light thirty seconds. The smell had a nice sweet to sour fruit leaning towards an apple/possibly peach and maybe somewhat light cherry. The taste took those flavors and combined wonderfully to taste. A nice sweet fruity to somewhat sour aftertaste accompanies the flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and good for the style and for me - as it’s nothing overbearing. Overall, I’d say that this is one I’d have again. Great beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdb84 (122) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber color. Aromas: sour cherries, overripe apples, mushrooms, copper, sour mayonnaise. Very typical (and a little funky). Taste is not as sour as one would expect: sour sweet grape taste, sour cherries, but sweet development towards jam. Interesting.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JucaVieira (8) - - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
Não gostei. Apesar de ser bonita na aparência, no aroma sobressaiu o cheiro de vinagre. Bem seca na boca, mas o vinagre persistiu.


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