Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Recalling the old Rodenbach commercial "It’s wine" this BEER actually reminds me a lot of red wine in both nose and flavour. Filtered, dark reddish beer. Strong acidic vinegar-like notes without much bitterness. Even for Belgians this is a unique beer - but one you grow to appreciate. At least I did. Try this with a paperbag of shrimps at the beach in De Panne. Yummy. 160593 & 240695 Beerhunter111 (22406) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
Trübes dunkelrötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, säuerlich, reife Früchte, holzig, Geschmack ist ebenfalls so. Leighton (22297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at home in London - picked up a while back in Belgium. I think it’s about 3-4 years old. It pours mostly clear amber-brown with a creamy, light tan head. Great aroma, with lots of tart berries, sweat, faint wood, cherry, raspberry. Light to medium sweet flavour with a refreshing, salty sweatiness, more tangy berries, impressions of toasted oak, mellow but assertive acetic bite. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pleasantly tart and acetic on the finish, with more sour berries, some cherry and raspberry, very light notes of fig and caramel. Overall, this is excellent stuff. I remember the Grand Cru seeming a bit sweeter, but this is really nicely rounded and fairly dry. Rasmus40 (21822) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
Clear dark brown with a reddish glow and a beige head. Aroma is sour - vinegar and cherry. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate sour. Finish is dry and acidic. 020311 Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
Spritziger, süß säuerlicher Antrunk. Milde Karbonisierung, spritzig holzig mit deutlichen Kirschnoten. Vollmundig fruchtig, sehr süffig, macht Lust auf mehr. Die Holzigkeit steht nun im Mittelteil, spritzig, langer fruchtiger Nachhall. 10/13/12/13/9/13
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Theydon_Bois (20600) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
2012-11-12, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Dark color with red shades; creamy head but not persistent. Sour aroma, a bit acetic, fruit, rotten fruits too (not exactly fresh, almost fruit flies prone). Highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel; good caramel flavor with red fruit tones, medium acidity and just a shade of acetone. In the final, there is a light impression of acetone.
Could be more complex, probably still young, but already pleasant.
2012-03-25, draught at Fairbar, Århus, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy red dark amber color, with thin head. The aroma has mild sourness, and a fruity character. The body has an average strength, the mouthfeel is smooth (high carbonation); good flavor of caramel, with sharp acidity, vinegar traces, and fruity backbone. Very good.
2010-10-29, draught at Plan B, 6-4-6-3-13=32
Dark brown color, small head. The aroma is very vinegary. The body is quite lean; there is some caramel aroma, limited residual sweetness, and an evident acetic character; a bit fruity. Sour, but not the most pleasant one.
2003-06-24, bottle, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Beautiful red-amber color. Acetic, sweet and astringent. Pleasant but not impressive, nor particularly fruity.
Bottle at home, from the Bottle Shop - Brugge, 22/01/13. Night of the (re-arranged) Rodenbach Grand Cru mass online tasting.
Pours a lightly hazed deep crimson brown with a thin off white swirl of film and some bubbles at the edge of the glass. Still looking but inviting.
Nose is wood, sour cherries, light fruity balsamics, tarte figgy jam.
Taste comprises soured cherries, sweet and tarte red berries, sharp raspberries, some sugars, grandads shed, damp wood.
Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation, tarte and dry in the finish.
Overall a great Flemish red! saxo (19370) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are vinous, fruits, yeast and wood. Great beer. Original rating August 9th 20120 8/3/8/3/16. Rerated May 16th 9/3/9/4/18. harrisoni (19310) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle. Reddy brown with very thin off white head. Sour fruity nose, very interesting with some stale beer. Cherries and red fruit, sour but not overly so in the mouth with more red cherry fruit and then pleasant sour sweet finish