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


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RATINGS: 1738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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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GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2008
Aroma:Cherry,sour,... Appearance:dark redish,light head.. Flavor:appele.sour cherry,light oak...

beastiefan2k (4191) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2008
750mL cork and wire. Finally getting around to it. Pours very dense, thick, and murky. Cannot see through it at all. Got a small head that fades rather quickly. Aroma is a thick, very balsamic-like, cherry-aceto-woodsiness. Taste is a bit sweet, cherry-cola, with more of a stinginess, rather than sourness. But a sour and aceto aftertaste. Finishes rather easy. Not as sour as the Grand Cru and a bit more crude. But overall still a damn good Flanders Red. It took me a while to like it, the GC was always a fav but this was hard because of all the balsamic flavors. I guess I have learned to love it.

Travlr (26431) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2008
A gift from Peter who works in Brusles but wisely lives in Leuven, tasted at Delirium. Nicely sweet and sour with oaky overtones. A winner.

Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
I hate sour beers. I really do. But, this one is definitely one of my favorites. It’s not overblown. it doesn’t taste like vinegar. It’s lightly soured, refreshing and easy to drink. Classic.

TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2008
Poured a chestnut brown body with a very quickly diminishing, off white head. Light balsamic vinegar, cranberries, and apples on the nose. Tasted of sour apples, lemon citrus, and a hint of white vinegar, pleasant. Bubbly and medium palate, watery, goes down easily. Good sour ale.

jonno (3015) - JAPAN - NOV 29, 2008
A solid drop, but too late to savour after dinner, as I did. Not so complex (obviously) it finishes with a TM sour finish. I prefer Duchess to this, but thats a personal preference. enjoyable

bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2008
25cl bottle in local pub, very refreshing complex volatile fruitiness of wine,a bit sourish but just fine.

beninak (1) - , Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2008 does not count
The bottle I got had an extremely low carbonation level. Poured nearly flat, with a dark amber color and no real head to speak of. Had the aroma of "sour patch kids" candy. Flavor was mildly sour, yet complex , light and refreshing at the same time. I brought this beer home from Belgium, wish I had brought more than one bottle

penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Pours a dark amber with a bit of a white head. Good amount of lacing. Smell is of sour fruit and a bit vinous. Taste is tart to begin with but fades into sweetness leaving the slight vinegar taste behind. The finish is much smoother than the front and leaves a nice taste in the mouth. The carbonation is done well and complements the taste nicely. Overall this is a very unique brew. The several stages in flavor lead to a nice complexity. I would not go out of my way to get this again, but it is definitely worth a try and I will again soon, I’m sure. Reviewed on: 05-23-2007

bdigital (659) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2008
<b>Bottle:</b> Dark cranberry colored pour with a foamy tan head...very dry, woodsy nose with some fresh cherry notes and peppery malts. Light, crisp body...perfect. Flavor is yet again, dry and oak-y up front followed up by cherries and peppery malts. Though subtle, their is indeed the lactic tartness/sourness apparent which rounds it out nicely.

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