mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
25cl bottle, BB 9/14/07. Huge overripe fruit and oak aroma. Crystal clear with quickly dying tannish foam. Flavor just seems to be lacking the complexity it once had, still ever so slightly tart, but very thin and damn near nothing left on the palate after it passes your lips. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Rodenbach Belgian Alemasonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2007
tangy rich belgian ale
Name: Rodenbach Belgian Ale
clear dark ruby red, wispy beige head, sweet and tart aroma with essence of muskidine, creamy body, sweet fruity flavor balanced with a nice tartness, strong winey character with a grape skin characrer, light woody character,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Poured a dark red color. Smell really hits you with some fruit and vinegar. Taste is sour cherrys, vinegar, distant malt and fruit. Less sour than some sours I have tasted. Nice introduction for someone looking to try a sour. thewolf (12535) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2007
Bottle @ YNWA.dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Well... it is always nice to find a beer, covered in so much dust that you have to rub it away to see what you’re actually holding :o)
So... what did I actually have? A 33cl Rodenbach at 5% (must be this, then). There were even a little cobwebs ’round the bottle cap :o). then I noticed (or my girlfriend did) the expiry date... 23. november 1995!. Wow! But how was it then?
Poured slowly into a snifter glass inside the pub. A very deep red liquid that was surprisingly clear - just about able to see through it (though everything was in a red tinted glow). Head forms as I pour, and ends up as a thin film that stays floating throughout my experience.
Wonderful aroma! A great dash of fresh berries (I wonder how that is possible in a beer that is 12 years past it’s BB date?). There is a lingering background aroma of roasted caramel as well as some raisins and grassy tones.
First sip reveals a low carbonation, but it certainly still is there - but it has a very creamy texture. I’m surprised to say that my first taste experience is a note of smoky malts! Then the more expected notes of cherries, plums and raisins come by - all wrapped in a medium sourness that engulfs all the good things about Flemish Sours. As I continue to sip and enjoy, the mouthfeel turns more clingy, sticking to my teeth, making the wonderful sourness stick around much longer.
This is a wonderful brew that most certainly can survive being properly cellared!
This is the sourdough of beers. Try it cold on a hot day, it’s refreshing and drinks easily.
Brix (660) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
Tasted 2007-07-21. Fresh bottle, 25cl. Clear brown colour with light brown head. Aroma of a rabbits cage, hay, wee, rust and malt. My first impression was: Ughh! But then it quickly turned to: "Hmm! Nice!". Flavour: Sour, grapefruit, blackberries, vinous - pretty good! This is an odd beer, but it’s good! swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
on tap @ Pizza Plant Walker. Sour cherry, oak, rich brew. Sours not really my thing but this was drinkable Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 15, 2007
Dry. Uva, madeira, não tem o tanino característico dos vinhos - portanto, não "amarra" a boca. Retrogosto muito bom, amarga no ponto, apesar de frutada, sente-se o lúpulo. Diferentaça! DuffMan (10278) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Funny little bottle bought at the 9-11 bottle shop in Hobart Tasmania. Rich mahogany brown with a sour berry spicy aroma. Caramel and sour cherry and berry flavour, sweetly spiced with a refreshing tartness in the finish. I really liked this, and the more examples I try, the more I am a fan of this unusual style. jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle. Dark red coloration, with a beige head. Sweet, bitter and dry palate. Notes of grape and wood. Not full-bodied. It´s a singular beer.