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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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".

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AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2009
Amber red color, very small head. Not overly sour, which might be a plus or minus, depending on what you’re looking for. Generally well balanced against the tart of the cherries, with a slight bitterness at the finish to add a little to the complexity. Refreshing and easier to drink than many other sours (which again could be a pro or a con...)

3.7
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle (750ml - corked & caged). Date on bottom of bottle "10/10/06" - best before? Deep hazy ruby, wispy head. Tart raspberry/cherry aroma, dry oak - mildly funky. Taste has more acidic fruitiness - a bit of wine vinegar, but it’s pretty mild, almost sweet. Sticky, somewhat lively body, quick finish to the malt, a dry, lightly vinegary aftertaste --- simple, very drinkable for a sour (it’s not that sour!).

3.8
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Had a bottle of this at a tasting. I was feelin mighty good by the time this came out. Aroma of fruits. Taste is very fruity, raspberry, cherries, and apple. Overall not a bad beer.

3.7
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle at Lorien in Palma. Very acedic aroma, almost like a fruit balsalmic vinegar, with fruit notes of raspberry and apple tart, definitely enjoyable. Very minor head on the pour, medium thick appearance in the body, and ruby red grapefruit in color. Good tart flavors, mild sourness, but light a light overall beer that translated into the flavors not packing to big of a punch either, though isn’t necessarily a good or bad thing with this beer. Notes consist of mixed red berries, fruit cake, fig, with zero linger as the taste dries up immediately. I felt this was an enjoyable, interesting affair overall.

2.8
dmschefke (583) - 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.

3.1
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
33cl. not sure of vintage. Pour is deep amber/red with small tanish head. Aromas of sour cherries, vinegar, and some more fruit. Flavor is slightly bland with cherries and oak. Seems a bit watery. I would like to try a fresh one to compare and re-rate.

3.3
OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2009
On [email protected] Arsenaal, Antwerp. A thin dense sand-colored head over a clear, reddish amber body. Acidulous fruity aroma, quite vinous actually. Taste is light sour, light sweet with a distinct tangy fruitiness. Surprisingly light-bodied. Very refreshing though.

3.3
Bontus (802) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle in Tielt local pub. Pours mahogany red with a small head. Nose of sour cherries. Faint wood aroma. Sweet and sour flavors blend fairly good for an interesting mouth experience. A bit tart but definately refreshing.

3.6
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2009
Pours dark red brown withg a small dense head quickly diminishing. Sweet aroma with cherries. Flavour starts with a sweet cherry maltiness but the expected overwhelming sweetness is nicely replaced with a dry tart nicely lingering bitterness. Very refreshing. A great brew.

3.3
fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2009
bottle, pours dark red/brown, thin tan head. Sour big red aroma with some spice and wood. Sweet malt background with a sour and oaky finish. Strange and interesting beer that is easy to drink and different.


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