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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: 1737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 11.2 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a dark red color with nice clarity. Typical of a sour, there isn’t much head, a one finger eggshell color that fades quickly. S: I love how the cherries intermingle with the oak qualities the aroma provides. Sourness is subtle, enough to create a delicate interplay between the other aromatic notes. Not explosive, just wonderful to inhale. T: A bit of a letdown from the nose, which isn’t really saying much. Immediately, cherry flavors combine with a balanced lactic tartness. I love how cherry forward this comes across without going overly sweet. The finish is mostly grainy malts and some diacetyl; however, after a few sips some of the cherry qualities bleed past the midtaste to drown out the buttery notes - exactly what I want in a Flemish red. Keep in mind this is about 3/10 sour, so those looking for an enamel beatdown won’t find it here. M: Light and crisp. A very light tannic quality appears in the aftertaste, but this isn’t particularly dry. It’s well carbonated and refreshing, and goes down quickly. O: One thing that deserves to be mentioned is how inexpensive this bottle was - about $1.75 for a single 11.2 oz bottle. It’s not the greatest sour ever, but as a refreshing thirst quencher, I’d take this over many standard fruit beers any day. It’s cheap (for a sour), it’s well made, and it’s a panty dropper. Enough said!


3.6
vinivini (2446) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle at Craft Kitchen in Moscow. Hazy brown pour. Small head. Aroma: light fruity acidity, tannins, minor dark malts. Light body. The flavour is dry and tart. Pleasantly sour. Cherry stone. Low bitterness. Good

3.5
charlotte (5387) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle.Light brown colour with medium head.Aroma of sour berries and vinagar,cherries flavours and good tart mouthfeels nice sweet with oa notes aswell and dry finish.

3.6
Maits (492) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2017
Red brown beer with some beige head. Aroma is fruity, sour berries, wood and yeast. Taste is slightly sweet and medium sour, fruity taste with some bread notes. Balanced and good beer.

3.5
Iznogud (3811) - CROATIA - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle, 250 ml, shared with JFK10000. Pours brown red with small off-white head. Fruity, cherries, wood, oak, vinous, vinegar. Light sweetness with moderate sourness. Not that complex.

3.5
thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle at home. Sour and sweet, this definely makes an impression on your taste buds. There’s so much young beer in here, though, that the malty sweetness and fruitiness really dominate. Tastes more like a sweetened fruit beer than a true sour, but there’s enough soothes hiding in the background it’d make a good introductory beer for people trying their first sours.

3.3
loscovar (377) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle from la superette à biere. I gues they change the label and name, my says Rodenbach classic on a White label, there is no entry for it. Nice sourness, well balanced, good sour ale

3.4
PowY (758) - AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2017
250 ml bottle, bb 10.10.2018. Pours a nearly clear chestnut brown with a light-beige head. The aroma is fruity, lightly acidic and sour with unripe berries and lightly yeasty with faint woody notes. Medium watery body with a medium to lively carbonation, a light sourness and a light bitterness. The flavor starts fruity with red currant, gooseberries and hints of cherries and plums along with some malt (toasted bread, light caramel). Finishes dry with soft, tart woody notes. Not in particular special but balanced and very smooth to drink.

Aroma: 7
Appearance: 4
Taste: 6
Palate: 4
Overall: 13

3.5
fombe89 (3473) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2017
Botella de @Vivalavirra, Oviedo. 25/06/27. BBD:28/05/17. Color ambarino pequeña corona de espuma blanca, aromas acidos, sabores ácidos con toques a cereal cuerpo ligero.

3.9
Piotrek4 (180) - Lublin, POLAND - JUN 26, 2017
Wąchając to piwo przychodzi na myśl jedno skojarzenie, czerwone wino. W smaku dosyć słodkie, lekko migdałowe. Bardzo lekkie i odświeżające. Genialna klasyka.

3.6
hman43 (1588) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2017
It pours a cloudy brown with a tan head. Head retention is low, but there is lacing on the side. It has a toast aroma with tart cherries and some plums. The flavor are tart and have a balance of tart cherries and toast. There is a low level of wood and background sweet notes. It has a moderate body with a sweet tart finish. Overall, the toast makes this an intriguing beer with the fruit flavors taking over in the finish.


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