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


on tap

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RATINGS: 470   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2892) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Reddish pour thin white ring of head ... Aroma of cranberry and sweet cherry pie .... Sweet cherry and tart ..... Taste is of sweet cherry, tart and slightly sour .... Cranberry and sweet cherry all day long ..... Gorgeous brew a bit one dimensional but sweet juicy and tasty stuff ... Finished dry and sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (2499) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
Best before 1991. Bruin koper helder bier met een kleine witte schuim kraag. Ruikt ranja, alcohol, zoet, zuur. Smaakt zoet en zuur. Ranja, zoet fruit, druiven.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (371) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Rhubarb and cherry aroma. Crisp and smooth with a hint of sour. Much better than the normal Rodenbach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2016
750ml bottle at the July DC tasting. Poured a very ruby red color with a very light dull off-white pink head. Aroma was boozy apricot, stonefruit. Light woody vinous notes. Light tartness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2016
750, corked and baled. Thanks for the tip, N! Pours a murky dark crimson with a loose pink fizzy head that fades pretty quickly. Tart nose, showing a nice balance between cranberries and tart cherries up front, then balsamic and raspberry in the background. Creamy medium body with lively carb, almost fizzy at first. Cherries and cranberries, then balsamic and berries on the mid palate. Long tart finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11041) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
2016 Bottle shared at Belgian Chimipalooza, thanks! Hazy dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of tart red fruits, light citrus, caramel, malt an overripe fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. (Rating split back out from original version after being merged then unmerged)
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2016 Total Score: 4.2
1990 vintage bottle at DHVL shared. Pours clear amber with a bubbly ring tan head. Aroma of big sherry notes up front, a touch of cheese, light mould, oxidization, toffee, woody notes and light tart overripe dark fruits. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate sour. Big sherry sweet palate developing into a sharp citric touch in the finish. Over medium bodied with near flat carbonation. Very nice and has held up well after all the years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to ratebeer along with a couple regular bottles. Shared with my taste group. Pours out a hazy amber topped with a nice head. Nose is sweet tart cherries oak barrel a nice wood and some funk. Taste is more of the nice sweet tart cherries a little funky tart note along with the wood.
Earlier Rating: 6/17/2016 Total Score: 4
Bottle a huge thanks to ditmier for pulling out this gem. Pours out hazy brown with mahogany highlights (ya one of the last pours for me a little sludge) topped with almost no head. Aroma was very nice sweet honey, cherries, dust, vanilla, and caramel. Taste was also very nice the sweetness still holds up. Cherries, vanilla, vinegar, light tart, and ends with light sour fruit notes. Thanks again Eric for sharing this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Very nice stuff. Cherry and some raspberry. Ruby red pour with good pink head and lacing. Plum and apricot. Great stuff. Tangy sweet finish. Bottle thanks to Joe T.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
books_n_brews (148) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle at DC beer gathering. Tart cherry pie with vanilla shoved in to a bottle. It’s very good. Right amount of tart that starts in nose and follows down the gullet. The sugar level is just slightly off, can’t put my finger on it. But would definitely have more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6200) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
From a bottle at the DC tasting July 10, 2016. Pours a clear deep amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of sour cherries. Flavors of dark fruits and toffee. Slightly sour finish.

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