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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1745   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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3.8
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.

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fordest (2469) - 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.

3
madquacker (1176) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2008
Yes, is all very interesting but please this is very overrated. No head. Dark red colour with a sour tart finish. I think this is trading off a reputation because is somewhat unpleasant to drink.

3.6
hapjydeuce (1007) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 13, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Bottled, pours copper-red color with some fine white lace and bubble formation. Flattens out pretty quickly, leaving pleasant tart vinous aromas. The nose is mostly light vinegar notes & wild yeast funk, with slight oak influence with noticeable hops. Light and soft flavors with a nicely balanced sourness, the finish has a note of toasted bread and citrus. Tingly carbonation excites the palate. Refreshing!

3
Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Bottle. Sample at Haket, Gothenburg. Red/light brown color with a small beige head. Aroma: Sweet/sour, vinegar and caramel. Flavor: Very sour and sweet, vinegar, lemon, wood and sour wine. Dry finish.

3.8
Petrucci914 (921) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Pours a deep ruby brown color with a small soapy head. Aroma is very sour, horse blanket, and grapes. Taste is sweet, like a grape jolly rancher with hints of watermelon, little to no carbonation. Not as sour as I expected. Outstanding.

4.3
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
The aroma is right on style-wise. Very similar to Duchese. Horse blamket and very sour aroma. Next to zero head and gone in 60 seconds. Dark puple-brown color. Initial flavor is heavy sweet as is the finish, which iis a good thing. I would buy more of this, but it’s not as readily available as the Duchese.

3.6
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle. Dark red brown with a small, stable head. Sour fruit aroma. Flavours are sour-sweet, ending semi-dry. Hints of yoghurt and wood. Good carbonation. Highly drinkable, but a bit sweet. Still a good session beer for enthusiasts.

3.7
hiddenvariable (211) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2008
bottle. deep clear reddish brown with a huge off-white fluffy head that keeps going like the energizer bunny. great strong sour cherry and grape smell, with woody notes and a bit of malt that the acidic sour smell almost masks. taste is wood notes followed by berry esters, mostly cherry and some grape, maybe a hint of nuts finishing it out. lightly tart finish (i made the mistake of drinking the grand cru before this, so it almost doesn’t seem sour at all), with a hint of malty sweetness, the slightest hint of hop bitterness. lingering woody aftertaste. medium bodied, lots of creamy carbonation, and lightly astringent mouthfeel. a pretty tasty flemish red, even after the grand cru. i still prefer duchess de bourgogne, but i’d be happy to drink this again.

3.9
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2008
The lactic sourness comes through in the nose, but not overpowering. The color kind of a cloudy reddish brown. It pours a moderate sized head. The lactic sourness is very well blended, and also very strong. This is a most pleasing ale if you happen to like the style, and I do.


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