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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle 750 ml. Wine aroma immediately hits the nose after cork is off. Deep brown reddish color and not much head. Aroma in snifter is fruity/prune with vinegar notes. Taste is a bitter/tart cherry and vinegar. Also the finish has a sour effervescent twang to it. A really odd/unique beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2007
Robe rouge légèrement voilée aux reflets bruns surmontée d’une mousse beige qui s’estompe. Arômes de cerises sûres et de bois. Saveurs de cerises sûres, de bois et de cassonade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours reddish caramel, off white head. Aroma is sour, grapes, tangy, earthy. Flavor is sour, wheat, grapes, tangy, vinegar & salt potato chips.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 750. Tulip. Pours a red brown, very tart, more tart than the duchess, vinegar aroma, taste of sherry vinegar, soy sauce and iron. Very acidic I finished the bottle but had too eat something to calm down the acid in my stomach. Definately not for the uniformed. it was good but I would not drink another 750 alone.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 Unclear reddish brown color with little head. Aroma of vinegar and sour rotten apples and formaldehyde... not my favorite. But I’ll forgive anything if it tastes good, and this does not disappoint. Quite tart of sour cherries and cranberries, yet balanced beautifully with just the right touch of sweetness before the acidity becomes too much. Subtle oak character rounds it out. My co-tasters couldn’t get past the nose, so I had to finish the entire 750 by myself. A challenging beer and maybe an acquired taste, but I loved this at first gulp. A memorable experience and one of my favorite beers which the rating can’t really express enough.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3798) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle: Pored a dark reddish brown with thin light brown head. Sour bitter grape fruit aroma. Tangy sour flavor with dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1073) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2007
Lovely deep tawny colour,good firm tight off -white head. There is a persistent bead of small bubbles....looks superb, there’s a nice lace too.Still has that distinctive slightly vinegar like nose, although it seems less "in yer face" than when I first tried this, granted, that was about 5 years ago so the old memory might be playing tricks again! The sour character dominates the palate but that gradually softens and is replaced by an increasingly mellow fruitiness combined with a gentle acidity. A unique brew (or is it?) complex, yet refreshing. Unless you knew otherwise, you’d probably pour it away and never buy it again, and put "infected" as a rate. Unusual and delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2007 Caramel color. Smell of sour apples, sour grapes, vinegar, malt, oak, wood, rotten eggs. Taste of malt, sour apples, hops, vinegar, salt, sugar and alcohol. Dry, sweet bitterness at the end. Nice and tart with hints of lemons too! Thanks brewblackhole.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Dark ruby red color with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity and sour, with heavy yeast, bread, and hay components. Smells like Wet sour candy. Flavor is off, I haven’t had many flemish sours, but this one tastes like hairspray. Thick and sticky with a long tart finish. I feel like these beers should be refreshing and delicate, and this one just hits you over the head.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Medium to dark amber color with ok head. Aroma is quite strong, sour fruits and quite interesting. Flavor is quite strange, like sweet ans sour fruits. Probably not that bad but doesn’t really taste like beer.


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