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


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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Extra-fermented beer with a fruity bouquet and a sharp, sweet and sour flavor. Matured for two years in oak casks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2016
750 ml bottle by mail courtesy of joet through intermediaries, thank you all! Clear bright reddish amber color, off white head. Aroma of cherry and light tannins. Taste has sweet cherry, tannins, plums. Less complex than the original, and sweeter.
Earlier Rating: 12/21/2008 Total Score: 4
1983 bottle. Murky reddish brown, scant white head. Aroma of sour cherries and plums. Slightly sweet sour flavor with nuts and dark fruits. Wood finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1768) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is very fruity and cherry forward, but it also contains some grape and raspberry notes. A bit tannic with some fruit skins. Some light medicinal notes with a bit of a steamed vegetables character. Faint oak. Pours a somewhat deep red with some brown hues and a medium sized, thick, slightly pink head that recedes slowly to a thin film that lingers thicker on the edges. No lacing or legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with lots of candy-like cherry notes. Light acidity with some medium light cherry skin tannins. Some light grape and raspberry notes. A touch medicinal with a light green vegetation note. Less medicinal and vegetal than in the aroma. Faint oak. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice beer but itís too sweet and candy-like for me. Seems to lack complexity and the aroma is a bit off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2566) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Iíve waited a long time to try this, and it did not let down. Reddish brown colored, moderate to large light tan head, some lace/retention. Aroma is sour cherry, sweet cherry, oak barrel, vinegar, wood. Medium to light body, extremely drinkable, moderate sourness, moderate sweetness, big cherry flavors. The phoenix has indeed risen from the ashes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12427) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle - Vanilla, cherry and light Woody notes. A touch of balsamic. Clear reddish copper with a decent beige head. Sweet, tart and light acidity. Very well balance of sweet and tart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 Bottle - 2016 - pours reddish cherry off white head - nose/taste of cherry, pie crust, light sour cherry and funky old cherry - medium body. 4.2 Earlier Rating: 6/9/2014 Total Score: 4.5 Bottle thanks to Clark. Shared at Monday Night Tasting. Pours reddish brown with white head. Nose/taste of sour raspberry, oak, bright berry, light caramel and smooth vinegar tartness. Medium body. Held up incredibly well. No oxidation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Reddish mahogany, clear. Deep sour cherry, medicinal. Some light funk. Quite sour, very sweet. Oily, medium body, long finish. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6103) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Big cherry, solid wood, balsamic, barrel, funk. Classic. Bright reddish brown pour thin white head. Flavors of nice cherry, funk a little musty barrel notes tasty fruity tangy. Again classic. A little balsamic. Lingering cherry, medium sour. Not some rare American sour so probably not as good. Idiots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co, and dispensed to a snifters displaying a clear & bright, deep rose color, with a fingerís width of off white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was tart, yet sweet, cherry, berry, vinous, with a hint of barrel/oak. Medium+ bodied, with lively spritz to the carbonation, the taste was similarly very fruity, tart, with a touch of tannic astringency. Extremely refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (4177) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle to snifter. Nose is huge cherry with light vanilla notes, light acetic notes, faintly vinegar. Reddish pour with off white head. Taste is a cherry explosion, light cherry skin, balancing tartness without ever being too puckering. Faint vanilla follows through for a cherries and cream sensation. Tartness dries out the finish. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5732) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
750 ml caged and corked bottle shared with DCLawyer. 2016 vintage. Clear dark ruby amber with beige head. Aromas of fruit jam, berries, oak. Tastes of berries, light tart acidic notes, cherries, oak. Medium body wit a dry finish.

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