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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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RATINGS: 1737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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3.6
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle poured into a sniffer produced a good finger worth of head that quickly changed to a ring of lace around the glass .The body was a brownish red color almost mahogany Aromas of funk, sour cherries and other fruits Flavors are very complex cherries sourness and light malts sweetness quite enjoyable on a hot day nice light mouthfeel with just the right amount of pucker to it I love to drink the sours on a hot day. It is very refreshing and I finished the bottle with no problem at all.

3.2
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 7, 2008
Pours a reddish brown. Head is crispy white, with brown hues. Aroma is rasberries and raisins. Taste is prunes, tart bitter cherries and berries, cutting lime citrus. Pretty good beer, great on a hot day. Sampled from a 750ml bottle. Didn’t detect the oak, but still pretty nice palate.

3.6
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 7, 2008
750 ml bottle - Pours a crystal clear deep ruby red color with small light tan head. Aroma is crisp, with light caramel, mildly tart, touch of cherry, strawberry, apple, hint of red wine vinegar. Flavor is tart, richly malty, definite cherry notes, touches of vinegar. Finish is tart, balanced. A classic brew, refreshing but complex.

3.4
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
On tap at beachwood BBQ. I had the grand cru before and so this beer is suffering a little from the younger brother syndrome. It is much less aggressive in both flavour and sourness than the grand cru, but still is delicious and refreshing. Just not as huge.

3.7
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - MAY 29, 2008
I love these Belgians with the barnyard/saddle flavors. This is very good. A sipper. Something very fun. Not fruity...think quality lambic without the heavy fruit. Just hints of cherry and honey. Decent body. Long finish. Great nose. On tap at Humpys

3.5
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle, 750 ml. Murky dark brown with a tan head that’s quickly gone. Tart and fruity. My first sour ale; this category will take some getting used to.

3.4
mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2008
(0.25 l bottle on 2008-05-17) Reddish dark brown and cloudy. Tan medium sized dense head. Sour and fruity nose. Zesty palate. Fresh and sour taste. Some sweetness.

3.8
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
250mL bottle. Pours a dark, reddish-brown color; medium-tan head with medium-sized bubbles in the lacing. Pleasant amounts of tartness, sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, and red fruits in the aroma; slightly tannic, with some toasty oak and bright citrus showing through; very nicely tart, red fruit aroma. Medium mouthfeel: solid levels of carbonation and tartness; not overly sour, but tasty presence of tart cherries and red fruits, relaxed in the vinegary aspect, some citrus and tannic red wine notes; I could definitely drink a fair amount of this and enjoy it; nicely sour, pleasant toasty oak and citrus in the mid-palate; dense, flavorful beer, if a touch of sugar showing through, mostly in the finish. Medium finish: tart cherries, brown sugar, and a nice level of acidity; some breadiness comes through at the far end.

3.8
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 15, 2008
5/7/08 notes: bottle. Pours brown with a shade of ruby red and grape. Smells of fermented fruit, with a sharp tart/sourness. Aroma really reminds me of a light fruity red wine. Tastes of sour cherries and grapes, with a malty touch that balances this brew with a little sweetness. Lightly carbonated, and the finish is slightly sticky. Overall, a very interesting and well balanced sour ale; I am anxious to try Rodenbach’s Grand Cru. Just a note: I felt this beer could have had a little thicker mouthfeel in order to set it apart as a chewy, bold and ultimately decadent experience. 3.8

3.3
note666 (1300) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2008
250 ml bottle. dark red hazy colour. almost no head. taste is sweet and sour and bit nutty.


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