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


on tap

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RATINGS: 479   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Cloudy brown / red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is cherry, wood, candy, vinegar. Flavor is heavy sweet, and acetic (vinegar) with a average duration. Very complex in well balance ... very very nice ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
33 cL bottle at DHVL, 1992 vintage. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a semi dense white head. Cherry and vinegar like sour aroma. Sweet and malty flavoured with a light oxidation note. Smooth cherry and fruity flavoured with a very subdued rodenbach acetone note. Smooth and sweet finish. Has a bit of the sharp rodenbach acetone on the back of the nose. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2004
The aroma is sweet with notes of over-ripe cherries and a light sourness. The color is a clear amber with no head. The flavor is of sweet cherries and slightly sour with notes of wood and an extremely dry end. A fantastic flavor in a fantastic beer. A have to say thanks a million to Alex (fiulijn) for trading me this beer - thanks, Alex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26145) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of wood, red wine and berries. Acidic flavour of berries, wood, red wine and cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Strange brews they are the sophisticated Rodenbachs, but very nice experiences when you get used to them. But after a tour and a tasting at Rodenbach I certainly did. Light brownish with a reddish tint, very beautiful indeed. Quite acidic, perhaps a tiny hint of fruit sugars and not that much hops. A very complex beer - pity it’s retired. 060693

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23677) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2002
Dark brownish red. Big fresh cherry aroma. very fruity, vinuous and sweet. Only a hint of acidity. One of the beers that got me into beer sampling, and it’s just too bad that one of the worlds best fruit beers should be discontinued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2006
Reddish amber colour with a big off-white head. Sweet sour aroma with hints of wood. Sweet malty and sour flavor with hints of fruit and wood. Long sour aaftertaste with some hints of cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2010
4th June 2010. BBE 1991 bottle opened by Alex - Cheers Mate! Clear amber beer. No head. Medicinal sourness. Cherry and sherry tones, quite sharp on the swallow. Lovely old beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle at Hillsborough in Shefield with Breakfast ... HUGE thanks to Nightfall for this ...Nice deep fruit ... little barnyasr and plum in nose ... very soft ... very fruity ... little malt and big cherry linger... easy and tasty ... little sourness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

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