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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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MegannageM (8) - USA - JAN 3, 2008 does not count
We had it on draught for a while now only in our bottle coolers. Pours a deep ruby brown with a thin white head. Aroma is sour grapes and earthy tones. Flavor is tart and tangy that sour grape taste is picked up along with some woody notes. Dry finish.

robforbes (2268) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2007
purchased at world market in silverdale, washington.
pour is a dark maroon with a small beige head.
smell is a sour that is very overpowering at first and then fruit and citrus comes through, a bit of woodiness and spice after a long while.
taste is just as it smells, sour blackberry, fizzy, tart, ends slightly bitter and dryish, good spice and oak.
overall really good downgraded in palate because it was just a little too fizzy for me, taste is very good!

downender (8928) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
250ml bottle. Red/brown colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma was very sour with some cherry sweetness. Flavour had cherries and caramel, with some oak, before a very dry, acetic finish. Good.

Quack-Duck (9534) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2007
bottle. Red colour, medium-size head. Very sour, flavours of cherries and English malt vinegar. Reminds me very strongly of vinegar. I will have to try again....

Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2007
Deep clear red of color with a nice beige head. An aroma of cherries, sour notes and fruity sweets. An flavor of cherries, metallic, malty notes and a bitter fruity finish.

Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2007
THOUGHTS: I would think this was incredible, but I’ve had the Grand Cru since first trying this. It is still great,but not as good as the Grand Cru. But this is still one of the reasons beer beer is great and why it is important to try as many different ones as possible.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark, brownish red with small to average, off white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was very sour cherries and wood, but so much more that I can’t even explain. There also seems to be a little alcohol even though it doesn’t make sense with the low ABV. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, moderately acidic and sour, while the finish was lightly acidic and even more sour with a long duration. The flavor was great, but a little watery with a ton of very sour cherries. The light to medium body was dry but slightly watery with very fizzy carbonation (the cork jumped off the bottle) and a moderate to heavy astringent finish.

Sticks73 (28) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Bottle. Poured to a cola like color with a small light tan head that quickly disappeared. Little to no fizz. Medium body in consistency which is a little sryupy. Sweet aroma of fruits and tanginess. Nice begining and middle with fruit flavors that ended with a clean & crisp sour aftertaste, that did not linger. Very good & unique tasting beer (both sweet and sour that complimented each other).

MrBunn (2849) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a reddish/brown color with a little bit of a head. Aromas are reminiscent of balsamic vinegar and tart cherries with some unidentifiable spices. Flavor is tart and has almost a soy sauce note to it that mixes with pie cherries and vinegar. Intersting and different, but not one of my favorite sours.

Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
From a small bottle--This is the sour beer that started me on my path. Poured a unique red-brown body with a thin beige head. Vinegarette sour cherry nose with notes of oak and wine. Flavor grapples the taste buds (in a great way). Tart apply sweet and finished dry. I could drink more of this any day.

boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle... Poured a reddish brown with a thin head. Smell of berries, other fruit and spices. Well carbonated, very champaign-ish, with rich fruit and floral flavors. Very sweet to the point of containing its tart character but very balanced.

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