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Brouwerij Rodenbach
(N.V. Palm Breweries)
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Spanjestraat 133-141
B-8800 Roeselare
Telephone: +32 (0) 51 27 28 10
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Notes

Opened: 1820

Annual Production: 70,000 hl

U.S. Importer: Latis Imports

Contributor: Mario Kornmesser

Rodenbach was acquired by N.V. Palm Breweries in 1998.

Updated: March 5, 2016

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Beer List

    • Date: April 10, 2001 (#3843)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Campus Wine Shop, Green Bay WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright brown, low head. Mild cherry aroma. Light body, big cherry flavor, fairly tart.
    • Date: April 9, 1998 (#2710)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep red, thick head. Lots of black cherry aroma. Sweet cherry flavor, then sour cherries, then a drying finish. Not nearly as acidic as Grand Cru, but still pretty tart.

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    5.10% abv.
    • Date: March 19, 2007 (#6404)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep bright red. Huge head.
      Aroma (4)
      Nicely tart, nice caramel malt. Really earthy.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Light-medium body, very fizzy. Big caramel maltiness, fairly sweet. Mild and very well-balanced tartness. A bit earthy, with some oak notes.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Outstanding beer. "75% Fresh Ale, 25% Ale Aged in Oak"
    • Date: April 14, 2005 (#5674)
      Package: draught
      Place: Monk's Cafe, Philadelphia PA
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep red. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly tart, mild caramel.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, fizzy. Lots of caramel.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Good beer, but not tart nor complex as I expected. (Maybe the two Gueuze burned out my tongue.)
    • Date: April 10, 2001 (#3842)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Campus Wine Shop, Green Bay WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Brown, high carbonation, low head. Sweet brown malty aroma. Light body, low carbonation, BIG brown malty flavor.

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    Belgian-Style Flanders/Oud Bruin Ale
    6.00% abv.
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    • Date: March 20, 2007 (#6405)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright burgundy. High carbonation. Thick head.
      Aroma (4)
      Fruity, dark caramel, hint of oak.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium body, fairly fizzy. Tart, with lots of sweet caramel malt to back it up. Phenomenally smooth. All the flavors start out fairly intense and then slowly fade away.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Matured 18 months in oak vats.
    • Date: September 23, 2000 (#3538)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Belmont Station, Portland OR
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-brown, very high carbonation, good head. Sour, fruity aroma. Light body, fizzy, sweet and tart.
    • Date: April 9, 1998 (#2709)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep red-brown, good head. Sour, banana aroma. Very sour, lots of cherry with some chocolate in the background. Very astringent. Pretty refreshing, although the acidity might keep me from drinking more than a few.

  • Other Belgian-Style Sour Ale
    • Date: May 22, 2008 (#7046)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Plan B, København K
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden-amber. Low head.
      Aroma (4)
      Tart. Malty. Green apples. Hint of gingerbread.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Light body. Still. Sweet and really malty and tart.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Outstanding sour beer. Aged in oak foudres.

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    7.00% abv.

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    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    7.00% abv.

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    Vintage 2009
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer