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


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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   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.

Martinus' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, - FEB 5, 2013
Clear reddish brown colour, small white head. Light sour aroma, cherries, caramel, yoghurt and raisins. Quite sour flavour, still a slight sweet touch, light cherry syrup. Sweet finish, raisins, malts and old fruit.
Very nice! Long time want, and it isnít disappointing! Couldnít be happier!
(From 25cL bottle @ The Vintage Tasting during Brugs Bier Festival. 1999 vintage. Courtesy of Jay. Thanks for sharing!!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2446) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2016
2016 batch, on draft in a goblet. Color is a rusty copper. Canít remember the last time a I got a new top 50 tick, let alone on draft. Murky rusty copper. Half a finger of khaki head that reduced to a slight skim with a thicker ring around the edge. Aroma is tart fruit juice. I would say more cranberry then cherry. Taste is juicy, like a alcoholic ocean spray. Touch of balsamic vinegar. Tart acidic cherry and cranberry on the back end. Strong red/brown sour malt base. Pretty good stuff, unbelievable that they were making this stuff so long ago when the sour scene just took off recently. A lot of stuff has caught up and passed it, but itís great to finally taste the godfather of the fruited sour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RodeaGueuze (11) - - JUL 20, 2016
1986 vintage: Color: a red-tinged copper. Smell: sourly sweet, pleasing. Taste: One of the best beers I have had. Nice sour cherry that strengthens as it warms. Not astringent. This could be drunk all day on a hot summer day. The new version tastes nothing like the old. The new 2016 is a completely different beer. It doesnít hold up to the old version. I donít know why they are being rated together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1133) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2016
25 cL bottle poured into a snifter. Didnít record the year of the bottle, probably 2000. Originally reviewed 12/20/2014. Deep reddish brown. Some large chunks of bubbles. A few wisps on the surface. Cherries are still quite apparent. Deep caramel. It is a little bit medicinal, but just a little. Taste is surprisingly good. Bright cherries. Nice tartness. Caramel malt. Clean finish. Lingering cherry flavor. Low carbonation, if any. Medium body. Remarkably good, especially for its age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2845) - 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 (2458) - ís-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 (363) - 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 (7081) - Fairfax, 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 (7487) - 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 (9985) - The Hague, 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 (5641) - 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.

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