bp (855) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours murky reddish brown, strong sour cherry aroma, tart, fruity, earthy taste, dry finish, medium carbonation. Very good.
Hikeg (227) - - DEC 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small, fizzy, pink, mostly diminishing head. Normal, medium red body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of cookie, grain and nutty. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of flowers and perfume. Moderate yeasty aroma, with notes of barnyard and earth. Notes of cherry, raspberry, cassis, white wine, cask wood, butter and sulfur. Moderate sweet, light bitter and moderate acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, light bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium body. Watery texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish. Best I’ve had in this style. Excellent
mariuspoenari (703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favourite sour beers, I keep going back to it over and over again - tons of fruit and sourness.
Unde (765) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange to red colour and small head. Aroma has cranberries, cherry and raspberries bringing sourness and sweetness together really well. Taste is quite sour, same cranberry, cherry and raspberry are in the taste. Sweet and sour taste that is really nice. Medium body and medium carbonation. Exceptional beer, from the bottle to the taste.
Marko (4646) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Magic Beer Room, split between several people... now where on earth did my booklet go. Aaanyway. clear red-amber body. D Aroma... dried figs, cherries, sweet maltiness. Taste... dried fruit, cherry,carbonation slightly stronger than it should be, but generally fine. Lovely balance. Very mild tartness to round things up.. in the end just simply lovely. L to the ovely.
MelvinKalksma (636) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2016
Medium aroma of red fruits, berries, cherry, raspberry, red wine and phenol.
Turbid/opaque red/brown beer with a slight off-white head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with red fruits, berries and raspberry; ends slightly sour with phenol.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy dark ruby red color with copper/mahogany edges and a one finger pinkish, off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Beautiful color in this beer.
Sweet vinous aroma with luscious fruit, acetic acid and a strong barrel presence. Decent amount of oak but not overpowering with delicate char. No toothpick character which is surprising given it aged in oak for two years. Strong acetic acid but more of a vinaigrette sweetness, not harsh or solvent-like. Lots of luscious fruit juice. The cranberry and sour cherries really stand out countering the acid and barrel with a really pleasant juicy fruit presence. Smells incredible.
Tart and puckering with the perfect balance of sour acidity, earthy oak and vinous fruit sweetness. Subtle funk and acetic acid but again, it not solvent-like, providing mostly vinegary sweetness. Some dark malt flavors in there along with prominent vinous dark fruit. Tart cranberry and sour cherry really stand out along with other dark berries. Well balanced and surprisingly drinkable considering the complexity and sour acidity. Subtle mineral flavor and somewhat kriek like with dry fruit skins, jammy seeds and sweet fruit juice.
ABUSEDGOAT (2470) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2016 Cloudy reddish brown colored, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is fruity with notes of strong cranberry and raspberry, but also sour cherry. The usual notes you’d expect like vinegar and oak barrel are present as well, this is Rodenbach we are talking about. Medium bodied, moderate to high acidity with a fruity sweetness to match it; it certainly has Caractere. Alexstrasza is the ’red’ (get it?) dragon that brings life and hope, this gives me hope that Palm will bring life to more great sours. An absolute world beater. The best beer I have ever had. If you read this please send me a bottle of Alexander and I’ll make it worth your time.
witthatsbier (484) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl Bottle
Aroma is sour soft fruit
Taste is cherry sourish dry tones long dryish finish,bit thin for strength
nice but a bit disappointing given it,s reputation
NikkTwist (2405) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft ar Eulogy. Hazy reddish brown pour with off-whiye foam. Tons of dark red fruit. Aged dried raspberries, plums and cherries. Dates and figs. Blood oranges. Enough tartness to exactly balance out sweeter fruit notes. Reduces to a complex pleasant juicy sour. Definitely "browner" than the normal Rodenbach. In balance more interesting but on par with the more red fruity Grand Cru.