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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2594   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
From bottle. Nice pour. Dark amber, with beautiful fluffy light brown head. Aroma of fruit, vinegar, sour, and sweet. Initially a metallicly hint in the beginning rounding out to cherry, sour, vinegar, sweet , oaky mix. Tart in the end, with longer after linger of sugar. Very interesting and bold brew. Everything seems to come together very well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Lots of wine vinegar and fruit in the nose with mild initial metallic notes that dissipate quickly. Very soft and acidic palate with lots of Lacto and cherry notes. Tart and soft finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2008
11.2oz bottle. Pours reddish dark amber in color with thin light brown head. Aroma is sweet, sour and cherries. Taste sour, tart, sweet and off apples with dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1956) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Dark clear red color with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor of sour fruit and vinegar. The flavor is very sour with vinegar up front, malt in the middle and cherries at the end. It fits the Flemish Sour Ale style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2008
Color is very nice dark red-brown. Aromas are apple, vinegar with sourness. Thereís very much vinegar in taste but also cherry and itís sour, dry and tart. Palate is medium and itís heavily carbonated.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
douqep (8) - USA - MAR 19, 2008 does not count
Like others have said, much like a tart wine. More like a marinade in my opinion. There is truly nothing like it. Havenít had this in years do to lack of import but I hear one can get it again. One of my favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2008 On tap. Does not really smell or taste like beer. Huge winey nose, followed by a huge winey flavor. Very interesting all around, but I cant say I would drink this on a regular basis. *** This beer is far better the second time around. Makes me think something was wrong with the first bottle I had. Rasberry, cherries, citrus, red wine, wood. Sharp, but nicely balanced. A very good beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Big bottle. I think Iíve had this for the better part of a year....hope itís good. Pour: Nut brown and ruby. Small white head. Aroma is very vinous at first then quickly changed to a fruity oakiness. Smells awesome! Taste is tart like a champagne. Lively carbonation with a dry finish. Delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 3/14/08. Very slightly hazy red body with a small white head. Sweet fruity aroma, slightly tart. Slightly tart flavor, some fruit and hints of oak. Medium body with moderately high carbonation and a smooth but tart finish. 8/4/8/4/16.

Bottle 2/6/11. Clear reddish amber body small white head Tart fruit and light caramel aroma Tart fruit spice and earthy flavor Medium light body mod high carb 8/3/8/4/16/3.9

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2008
750ml bottle from a trade...... pours a deep amber red with a thin off white head..... aroma was vinegar, tart cherry, and sweeter wooden and almost brandy-ish notes.... flavors of sweet cherries, tannins, and woody notes....canít say much more about this one. all around awesome sour ale.


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