Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 2081   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 of beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjuf1853 (1200) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle from World of Beer (Land O Lakes). Pours a reddish amber color with a brief foamy head. Excellent aroma and even better flavor. An abundance of sour charry notes with hints of oakiness. Perfect amount of sourness in the finish. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
noces17 (2) - SPAIN - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Por el amor de Dios y de su hijo Jesucristo , en los cuáles no creo, la cerveza es una cosa y el vino otra, ya lo decía mi madre, no mezclar.... Los experimentos con gaseosa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (460) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
dark brownish ruby clear, minimal off-white foam; wineish, sour dry aroma; medium sourness, light sweetness, tartish; medium body, quite thick feel, long tart and dry finish; Overall: quite impressive beer, true wine amongst beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebwaw (10) - POLAND - APR 13, 2014
0.33 bottle, served in snifter. Disappointing, minimal and quickly disappearing head. Dark brown color, hazy, unclear. Lots of sourness in aroma, mostly apple, some plum nad cherries. I also found some nuts (resembles crystal malt, not sure if it was used here). When it comes to taste, not so sour as many lambics, but thats not a disadvantage for me. However, I can still fell nut flavour, apart from fruits and some earthy flavours. Aftertaste is mildly sour along with medium finish. Average carbonation. Its a great beer and worth recommending example of a style. Usually hard to get, but dont hesitate if you find one anywhere.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: Fruity, sour, apple, cherries, orange Appearance: Clear dark amber body. Sparse light-brown head. Flavour: Sour, grain, fruity, woody, cherries, orange. Palate: Dry finish, Medium-Light body. active, but soft carbonation. prickly acidity. crisp, Overall: Oooh! Very nice! A great example of the style. This is beer that should accompany a fine plate of food. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Llew! 17B. Flanders Red Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (450) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
Bue à la pression. Forte acidité, on est sur le fruit rouge à fond. Bière assez sèche au palais. Pas mon style mais très bien faite dans son genre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (489) - USA - APR 7, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at delhaize. Sharp sour Flemish brown/red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
westler (53) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Time to taste a classic... Dark red brown colour, small, quickly disappearing head. Slightly sour, wine-like aroma. Damp forrest smell. Predominantly sour taste, winey, with a hint of mildew. Reminds me of Roquefort cheese. Honestly: not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
henkjanwiegers (94) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Pours a red color. Sour aroma, not particularly fond of that. Taste is sweet and sour, some cherry or res berries. Fresh, sparkling, really something different from my regular choice. Not my style though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist1 (349) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
From tap @ Delirium. Dark browh with a red glance. yellow brownish head. Nose: sour, wild yeast, cherries. Taste: wood, oak, cherries, some fruitiness. sourish finish, but still some sweetness in the back. Almost perfectly balanced, oh so refreshing. This is just a great beer!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OstateDChi (1) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2014 does not count
My wife and I took a beer pilgramige to Belgium. We knew that New Belgium Brewery’s first beer ’Abbey’ was started with the yeast from Rodenbach. So we had to stop in Roeselare,Belgium. After the tour we had a tasting. First comes the regular Roeselare beer which is 2/3 new and 1/3 aged. It was one of the best beers we’ve ever had. My wife loves sour, fruity lambic style beers. Then out comes the Grand Cru. Being 2/3 aged beer, it was one of the most intensely powerful and complex beers I’ve ever had. Especially being served in the Brewery. It was a dark red, plum tasting, sour Belgium style beer. It was the best stop on our tour of all the remaining Trappist breweries like Orval, Chamay, and St Sixtus. As an aside, our tour was in Dutch. We got lucky and one of the ladies in the tour knew English and translated for us. If you are ever close, make it a point to go to Roeselare and tour the brewery. The rows and rows of giant wooden casks is an impressive sight to see.

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