marcus (10346) - 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. 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. 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. 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 didn’t love it at first, but it grew on me. Interesting and enjoyable. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2008
draft at O’Brien’s in San Diego - Pours red with a very thin head. The aroma is mostly sour cherries and is quite good. The flavor is nice and sour with tart cherry tones and some sweetness for contrast. It’s fairly light on the palate and overall enjoyable.
icejammer (2) - USA - JAN 20, 2008 does not count
Typical sour, with a nice balance. Wanting to try Grand Cru so I can compare. Was reasonably priced for a Belgium, would recommend if you like sours. Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
On tap at O’Brien’s. Seemed a little flat, but that didn’t deter me from savoring this fine, sour ale. Tasted a little musky compared to the Grand Cru, which is the only other Rodenbach I have tried, but this was a good thing. Great flavor profile. I expected no less. Delicious. wetherel (1886) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
On draft at Churchill’s. Ivan gractiously gave me a sample. Red amber color. Microbubble head. Light sour aroma similar to a sour cherry. Fruity. Some funky feet in the aroma, which I love. Slick sour lacto mouthfeel. Leans sweet. Very drinkable and very delicious. Yum! padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Draft at O’brien’s. Some very sweet and sour flavors that I really liked. A long night of some pretty good sours had my tastebuds so puckered up. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Draft at O’Brien’s. Reddish color with not much head. Aromas were tart cherry and raspberry. Flavors were more tart and some acidity. Fruity all the way. Pretty good stuff.