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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: 1714   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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3.2
Crit (4039) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2002
Cloudy amber brown, immense lasting off white head. Intense bead. Sour nose. Tangy taste. Sour and dry throughout

3.8
JPDIPSO (6255) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 6, 2002
The envisage of Alexander, without the cherries. ..........................

3.1
SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2002
Refreshing and full of assorted flavours - cherry flavoured cough sweets and a mild balsamic vinegar being perhaps the two dominant notes. Much more balanced, laid back and delicious than the unblended Grand Cru.

4
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Nose is tangy and sour like lemons. Flavor is a good balance between the fruity sweetness of oranges and apples, and a lemony tartness. Has a smooth almost buttery finish.

3.5
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2002
Beware the first mouthfull:-Acidic, this bugger is just acid. Tastes like scrumpy straight from the farmers barrel. For those who don't know what that tastes like... it's similar to stomach acid. Maybe the bottle is too young, but she certainly ain't gonna be a high rater. Second mouthfull is a whole lot better. Third gets better. I'm liking this now. It's prety good. Heavy cherry earthyness. Stripped all of the saliva from my mouth and the plaque from my teeth. Yeasty baby.

4.5
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Enticing aroma, with a surprising depth of bready, dark maltiness, oak, faint tartness and noticeable yeast presence. Ruby red in color with a nicely formed off-white head and some delicate lacing. Flavor has some earthy and woodiness, cherry and other berryish, tart fruity flavors, all with a pleasantly bracing, acidic mouthfeel. Effervescent and light on the palate. Finish shows some lingering wheat and yeast, interestingly. Still the most quaffable beer of this style I've yet tried. Delicious.

4.2
Suttree (6466) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Man, I love this stuff. Very quenching, and reminds me a lambic with more carbonation. There are definately notes of oak, and a nice tart, dry (sour) finish.

3.8
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2002
Looks the goods - distintive moroon colour and pretty good head. Soluble asprin, ginger, fruit and dark malt aroma. Flavour is COMPLEX! Sweet cherries, soft drink and sour fruit before a (surprising) caramelly malty finish (which is also quite sour). Not really a fan of that cherry soda taste but evrrything else is very interesting and enjoyable! Quite a clean finish too. I'd love to try the Grand Cru!

3.7
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 nice pour..huge head with a mixture of microscopic bubbles and obese ones too..a darkish red brown color took over my retnas..aroma was a bundle of candi sugar, cherries and apples, and maybe a hint of peach..
metallic cherry at first morphing to plain metal..then to a cherry soda aftertaste..then the metallicness goes away completely and cherry is the supreme being..I think there's just something about this style that I love...because..well..its so soothing

3.3
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2002
Red/brown, full bodied, strongly carbonated. Sour, chocolate aroma. Taste likewise, choc-malt with sour fruit. Leaves you with a clean palate, interesting.


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