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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1717   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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3.5
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
25 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. JN22/08.

App.: Very deep mahogany, decent tan head, clear. Aroma: Strong organic acids and some funk, sour cherries and bitter greens, some brown sugar and raisins, slightly nutty, light warm spices, a bit of molasses. Palate: Medium-ish body, somewhat astringent, sparse carbonation. Flav.: The malts come through more here: hazelnuts, brown sugar, raisins, rootbeer-like herbals, some vanilla, the funk is only barely noticeable, some cherries and a touch of organic acids; somewhat tart, a little bitterness, vanilla and a bit of brown sugar with organic acids to finish.

I like it. A nice blend of sourness and rich malts.

4.6
graincrusher (8) - ames, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2008 does not count
excellent flemish sour. deep reddish brown in color. great sour flavor with sweet aftertaste.

3.8
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Ruby red is the best way to describe the colour of this beer. medium sized vanilla head. semi sweet aromas of fermented cherries, oak and vinegar. Has a light, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. very lively with flavors of cherries and plums. Reminded of a cherry lambic taste, overall a nice beer.

3.6
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Small bottle. Very dark amber with a very thin head. Refreshing sour apple and cherry aroma. Good sour and slightly sweet flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.9
robertjm (893) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Small bottle purchased at Ledger’s Liquors, in Berkeley, Calif. Poured pretty flat. What little head there was from pouring pretty much died, leaving a slight ring at the glass edge. No sediment so wonder if this is artifically carbonated. Has that wonderfully unique sour smell to it. Sort of a cross between a wet bandaid, cherries and cough syrup. Very distinct sour taste, which changers to another sour flavor on the palate in the aftertaste. Somewhat thin body. Vinegar after taste after a couple of minutes. Not sure I’d like to drink this one regularly by itself, but think it would be dynamite paired with a spicy curry, or something like that which has a kick to it!!

3.3
heavy (2890) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 9, 2008
06/06 0.25 l bottle @ Hopdevil, Zagreb. Poured clear, dark red body with tiny brown head. Viney aroma, apple vinegar, fine but simple. Flavor is quite similar, viney sour from which I could dissolve green apples and sour cherries. Medium bodied for the style. Finish is long, sour sweet, pleasant. Pretty fine beer, although nothing special.

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.


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