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


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RATINGS: 469   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.

ianhuntley73's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ianhuntley73 (22) - - JUN 2, 2016
Received 3 complementary 2016 bottles from a good friend of the brewery that wants his name to remain anonymous. Sampled along side vintage Alexander 1986 and 1990. 1986 notes: Pours reddish brown with small white/brown head. Nose/taste of sour cherries , oak, bright berry, light caramel and smooth vinegar tartness. Medium body. Held up incredibly well. Little oxidation. Rating: 5.0 1990 notes: Pours reddish brown with little white head. Nose/taste of sour raspberry, oak, bright berry, light caramel and heavier vinegar tartness. Heavy body.Also held up incredibly well. Little oxidation. Rating: 4.75 2016 notes: Pours deep reddish mahogany with a medium head. Nose/taste of sour cherries, little oak and a medium to heavy tartness. Needs oxidation to compete with the older examples. Overall, a great beer.
Earlier Rating: 1/21/2013 Total Score: 5
(Bottle 1986 first year) Have had this on a number of occasions. Each time it seems to get even better. Top 10 all time beer for me. Most recently served in a Rodenbach Alexander Glass.Pours a nice garnet color with an off white head. Nose is really, really nice with cherry, sherry, balsamic vinegar, and a bit of oaky earth. Taste is definite sour cherry, acetic acid, balsamic, oak, and some light fruitiness. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with good acidity. I am fortunate to have 24 cases of this beer in my cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Never had the old one to compare to this. Seems to me like a Grams Cru with cherries. Maaaaaybe a touch more complexity but definitely a similar beer. Luckily I really like grand cru. Softly sour with oak and sweet n tart cherries. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
10k Rating! Bottle thanks to Texasjeep at my 10k/Rick going away tasting. Pours a cloudy amber with medium off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong oak, cherry skin, funk. Thin body, tart cherry, funky, leather, yogurt, light oak, really enjoyed this. Cheers to everyone that has helped me get to 10k, what a long strange trip this has been!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
2016 version. Ruby red with a pale head. Aroma is sour cherries, light funk, hint of other red fruits. Medium bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a nice tartness. Taste is cherries, forest berries, cherry yoghurt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (1360) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
Un liquide rouge aux reflets rubis tel une cape d’hermine. Des allures nobles et princières accompagnent cette tête rose pleine de cette noblesse prétentieuse. De sublimissimes saveurs et arômes de cerises noires - celles cueillies dans la vallée de l’Okanagan, plus précisément à Osoyoos, où les cerises noires atteignent un paroxysme de profondeur. J’ai l’impression, à chaque gorgée, de me nourrir d’une crème glacée à la cerises noire - celle qui contient ces magnifiques morceaux de fruits noirs que l’on achète à la crèmerie. Ormis le fruit, le foudre occupe une place importante dans ce mélange sweet and sour. Le liquide est d’une irréprochable souplesse sans jamais manquer de corps. Il est très difficile de faire mieux dans le style à mon avis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (421) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2016
2016 Vintage received in a trade via OKbeerfan. Cheers! Pours a murky amber with maroon and red hues. Small off white head fades to light lace. Aromas of caramel malts light funk, oak, cherries and some bread. Taste is malt forward and a bit heavy on the palate. Cherries are present but don’t shine like I hope. Gets to kind of muddled among the malt bill. Light tart into a medium funk over medium fruit sweetness. Finishes semi sweet and semi tangy. A bit underwhelming in the fruit profile. Was hoping for a more defined character but still a sold beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1835) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
750ml bottle pours a purple color with a bit of head. Wonderfully balanced fruit and sourness. Delicate yet full of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1131) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Pours a cherry red with a reddish wire lacing. The aroma is cherry and berry with a hint of vinegar. The flavor is rather sweet, but finishes tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (5071) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Vintage 2016. Belle robe rubis et tête mousseuse épaisse et plutôt tenace. Mon nez déborde de fruits rouges aigres et doux. Les parfums boisés sont magnifiques et alléchants. Les saveurs me plaisent énormément. Belle touche balsamique, cerises et autres petits fruits rouges et douceur montée avec une très grande justesse. Une bouche légèrement sirupeuse, modérément bataillée par les bulles. La finale est fruitée, douce et aigre, en équilibre sur un fil tendu entre la perfection et l’amusement extrême.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2016
(En fût à The Glendale Tap): *Cuvée 2016: Cerises sucrées et moyennement acidulées, la signature sauvage Rodenbach et un enrobage boisé épicé. Je dis ça en toute humilité mais ça manquait un peu de finition, trop sucré à mon goût. Malgré tout, divertissant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6169) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle @ It’s raining cats and whales tasting: BB 1991: Served in a taster: Clear amber copper beer with a lacing Nose is fruity with some honey and malts. Cherries, berries, grapes... Flavour is fruity, crispy (after all those years...), light funk... Aftertaste is fruity, light tart, light wood... Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Delicious!

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