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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Filtered.
A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 of beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours a deep garnet with quickly receding white head. Smells of sour grapes and cherries with some banana character to it as well. Flavor is very crisp and tart with some malt sweetness and cherries. Finishes nice and dry. I was a bit apprehensive about trying this beer after my other sour experience but this one is quite lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (8080) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2008
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persitente sentori nettamente vinosi vegetali peperone legno acido lattito acetico in bocca complessa agro dolce piu agro che dolce complessa decisamente soddisfacente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Draft @ Monks. Wish I could have tried more of this beer, but I had to drive home. Pours a deep, reddish body with small brownish head. The aroma is cherry and vinegar. The taste is great - cherry, tart, great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2008
On tap at Monks Cafe. Pours black cherry red. Very tart and full of flavor, sweet cherries and framboises. A very badass Sour Ale, one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Amber red with sizable yellow white head. Beneath the strong bitter/vinegar nose is fruit, a significant malt component that includes some caramel, and hints of dry alcohol, like a sauvignon. Flavor is strongly acidic while cherry and apple form the fruity notes. There are hints of dust floating around. Palate is a playground, truly deserves the 5 as it perfectly compliments the refreshing acidic fruit tones. Overall, just wow! My first sour ale, but certainly not my last. Complex and supremely refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2008
12 oz. pour, on tap at Buster’s on 28th in Minneapolis on 5-19-08. Sour, musty, yeasty, sweet aroma of rotten apple and crabapple. Pours a cloudy red/amber with a small amount of beige head. Sour, chalky taste. Lemon and sour sucking candy, white vinegar, and champagne flavors. Some dryness. Bready finish. Interesting, hard to describe aftertaste. Sharp palate sensations. I really enjoyed this beer, but I’ll admit that I’m not a Flemish sour expert. On the negative side, it did give me some heartburn later on in the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2011 Dark brown with brown head. Sweet balsamic vinegar nose with cherries poking through. Flavor is the same with acidic flavor that cuts through. Tart, oaky cherries with acid funk. Love this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Draught @ Beer Table, Brooklyn. Dark brown, with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is sour, balsamic, with a hint of fruity sweetness. Taste is sour, biting, acidic, tart, but very clean and refreshing. Crisp, palate cleansing. Mouthfeel is dry, vigorous carbonation. New to the style, but a very good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2008
(bottle) Dark red (almost black) body with small brown head that fades fast. Balsamic and vinegar aroma with cherry-like fruit. Flavor has that same acidic sweetness. Very, very tart - I love it. A round, soft, medium-to-full mouth-feel. I love flemish sours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grossecaisse (120) - FRANCE - MAY 13, 2008
roasty, citrus, bubblegum, woody, red, sparkling, heavy cloying sweetness, heavily sour, medium body, lively, bitter,

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