Review: Fruitage by Brouwerij Rodenbach

Fruitage by Brouwerij Rodenbach

Brewery: Fruitage by Brouwerij Rodenbach
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.2%

Beer God’s Notes

Original Tasting Notes: this is really really tasty, but will definitely be a beer that’s more for the wine drinker friend you have.  It has some of the lambic-like sweetness and a little, almost saison kick to it. 

I was really excited to try this beer out.  It sounded delicious and really tasty before I even opened it. Upon opening it, I noticed a really nice sweet berry smell wafting from the can.  I poured it and saw this brilliant red beer. I tried taking pictures for 20 minutes to capture just how red it was, but since it was late when I was drinking this I couldn’t get one to do it justice. I’ll have to take another one soon to add to this to show just how red this beer is.

I didn’t do much reading about this before I tasted it other than what was on the can, and I was surprised by just how fruity it was.  I’ve had other fruit beers before that felt like they overdid it, but this one hit the mark.

I think this is an incredibly approachable beer by both veterans and rookies to the Belgian beer world. Next time you have a wine-drinking friend that says “I’ve never had a beer I’ve liked” give them one of these and see if you can change their mind.


RODENBACH Fruitage gets its name from aged-old brewing techniques, combined with fruit infusions. It’s an instant classic – comprised of 25% authentically aged RODENBACH (2-year matured beer from oak standing Foeders) blended with 75% young RODENBACH ale, with added fruit of cherries and elderberries. With an ABV of 4.2%, RODENBACH Fruitage is light and refreshing, perfect for easy drinking and to be enjoyed year-round.

First Time RODENBACH is Offered in Cans in the United States

Tested in draught format late last year to rave reviews from consumers and beer professionals alike, RODENBACH Fruitage is the first and only RODENBACH offered in slim, 8.5oz cans, and the first time any RODENBACH is available in cans in the United States. This innovation follows years of research and requests from consumers and beer professionals who have been requesting a RODENBACH beverage in a can format.