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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: 1720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Not having sampled many sour beers, its hard for me to put this in any kind of category. The bottle I tried poured a dark red with a thin head. Fruity aromas are very present. The sourness is definitely there. Your mouth is left with that pleasant "dusty" feeling you get from a good dry cider. There may be others better out there, but this isnt a bad beer at all.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Basically, this is Duchesse de Bourgogne "Lite"... if you like Duchesse, then youre not going to be particularly impressed with this. If you dont like the Duchesse, theres a chance youll like this, as all the flavors are rounded off, so you dont have to think as much. Not bad, but as long as the Duchesse is still flowing, I know what Ill be drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 [email protected] thin head, red in color, strong wild/sour aroma with some spice. Fizzy with a nice start and leaves a nice aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2008
I love sour ... this isnt sour. The microflora the label speaks of lend little funk and little sour. I agree with ElGaucho56 about the cherry/chocolate flavors, less intense than the Bells Cherry Stout, as I would expect. However, the odd balance between sour and sweet makes it hard for me to classify. I expected more given the description on the label.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a cola-brown with ruby highlights and hardly a wisp of a head. nose is vinegary and like photochemicals; things fare a little better on the tongue, where mildly sour cherries develop into a baking-chocolate malt character. Seemed really pared down for a sour ale, unsure of whether it wants to be sweet or sour; Im guessing the grand cru is a little more rewarding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Pours a deep amber color with thin off-white head. Aroma is of tart cherries, brett, and vinuous characteristics. Taste is tart cherries, light oak and malt. Light on the palate, very carbonated and very excellent. Reminds me of Engima in some ways.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
This reddish-brown ale poured with no head. It is a sweet and sour brown ale, very mellow but tangy on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Pours a dark cherry red/ mahognay brown. Sour aroma of cherries. A nice balance of sour and sweet with neiher to overpowering. Very tasty and refreshing with hints of cherry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Pours a dark, purplish ruby color with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Just a few isolated spots of lacing dot the glass. The aroma is vinous and lightly sour, with black cherries being the dominant fruit component. Oak is detectable in trace amounts, but nowhere near the level of the Grand Cru. The flavor follows suit, with sour cherry again taking charge. There is a lactic feel, almost like milk that is just slightly past its time, or perhaps a mild aged cheese. Medium-light bodied, the brew is well carbonated but a bit thin feeling. Finishes short and fruity. Overall, not bad, but its definitely worth the extra $2 for the Grand Cru.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2008
tap. dark red with thin head. Dry and tart, with cherries, raspberries. Very much like a tannic wine. I didnt love it at first, but it grew on me. Interesting and enjoyable.


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