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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Bottle... itís a very complex beer that I just didnít really get on first tasting. Itís not that I didnít enjoy it - it just didnít wow me. Iíll give it another go eventually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Dark chestnut color with a medium off white head. White grapes, oak, vinegar and brown sugar all come through in the aroma. Wonderful balance of sweet and sour flavors. Grapes, pear, dry oakiness and sour cherries following up in the finish accompanied by some mineral notes. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured dark brown with white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of sour fruit. Strong sour flavor with a rather crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Bottle thanks to angeloregon: Pours deep red with very minimal head. Aroma of malt and wine and vinegar, some sharp grape/apple aroma. Flavor is malty but light on the palate, slight alcohol warmth and quite sour and strong. Fruity and acidic. As it warms it starts to taste very red wine vinegary which is definite big downside to me. Dont know if it is always like that or if it starting to go bad. Perhaps oxidized.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Rodenbach Grand Cru 7 3 9 3 5 27 6/30/07 From the bottle. Aroma is tart, sour, fruity, with lots of complex esters, but a bit of clashing. Appearance is a dark brown with an off-white head. Flavor is extremely sour, vinegary-apple cider flavored with some cherry notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied, actually a bit watery. Overall, the sourness is just not balanced; hopefully will try again soon to see if I can find a better balanced/aged bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2007
From 750 ml bottle. Deep bright amber beer with gripping off-white head. Sour apples aroma with a bright carbonation and harsh booze evident. Teetering on the vinegar side with gnarly peachy sour fruit notes. clearly alcohol potency. Not as good as I hoped it would be. But ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2007
The 750 ml bottle poured a clear, deep ruby red colored beverage with a small off-white smooth head that was mostly diminishing and left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was, for lack of a better word, sour. There was also a medicinal tinge and a hint of sweet fruitiness. The body was medium-light with lively carbonation and a sharp, watery texture. The flavor starts out lightly sour and stayed that way through the medium-long finish and there is a light alcohol warmth at the end too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1496) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
wellllll, i didnít hate it. definitely not my favorite style. this had a pretty big vinegar/ketchup flavor. cherry sourness. way more intense than the NG enigma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Slightly murky brown color. Very sweet/sour smell. The flavor has a quick flash of dark sweet fruit, but then it goes sour. Really, really sour and funky. Damn. I think sour beers are the best thing in the damn world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2007
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of berries, apple, grape, oak and a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied crisp and tart. Flavors of fruittiness, oak, light straw and a faint hint of spice with a crisp lingering tart finish.

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