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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8412) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with a thin white head. The aroma is tart cherries and wood. The taste was really great; a smooth tartness, mostly sour cherries, some really strong oak flavors too. Also, some malt and perhaps candies too. Just amazing. I found this to be the perfect Sour Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2008
pours brown with small head. smells very tart and acidic. flavor is great, very intense and fruity

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2008
Pours reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of cherry, raspberry, a little vinegar, can smell the sourness. Nice flavor, starts sweet, finishes sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2008
broke down and got a grand cru at erasmus. Yes JK, it is available in the states, but I hadn’t tried it yet. pours ruby brown, decent head with some lacing. Nice tartness with some cherry and currant?/dark fruits. Great beer. I love a sour beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 pours a cloudy (unfiltered) red/brown color with almost no head. aroma is very sour, like red wine, with some sweetness mixed in. flavor was surprisingly good. tart (not quite sour) cherry and red berry notes with a little bit of citrus. good carbonation makes this beer is quite refreshing. definitely different than what i’m used to, but very good for my first sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3552) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
Pours light reddish brown with minimal off white head that goes away very quickly. Sour aroma and sour taste with a metallic finish. Very tart, very good. This is only my second sour ale and I like it. Not something I could drink every day but something I enjoy. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. This one really puckered my mouth. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2008
750 ml bottle, best before date of 21.09.07- so a little out of date. pours a beautiful amber/ garnet color, head dissipates quickly. Smells of strong sour funk, ascorbic/lactic acid, unique to Rodenbach. Taste is so perfectly tart, ripe strawberry, some caramel malt, light hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, finishes quenchingly dry. Really cleans the palate, would like to pair this with some food. The best (excluding Liefmans Goudenband) of the sour reds/browns that I have had. Has the edge on the Dutchess de Bourgogne, Petrus, Panil and others. Price is right too, can be found for $10, sometimes less.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wanderer (33) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
good sour ale. reddish pour with sour aroma. taste is berries followed by a sharp sour, slightly metallic finish. Beautiful compaliation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
I love sour beers and this is another great one to try. Once you open it up, it just smells like most other sour beers. Nice dark fruit, cherries, and raspberries in the flavor. Nice and sour, great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
I’m fairly new to sour beers but trying new things is always a bonus. The deep amber color is gorgeous with a finger of off-white foam that disappears gradually. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and spicy brett matches the taste. Starts out very sour but gets milder as you drink it. Very tasty.


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