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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2610   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 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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours a very dark amber color with a foamy off-white head. Very sour fruity aroma with hints of oak and vanilla. Intensely tart and acidic with a nice amount of sour cherry as well as oak and vanilla. Very sour with a puckering dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle at Atlantic City Beerfest. Wow is this some super sour stuff. Flavor is intensely sour and definitely not for everyone. Either you will love it or hate it. Mark me down under the I love it catagory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Very drinkable, and I appreciate the lighter alcohol content. Dark amber pour and generous and lasting tan head. Nice aromas of sour cherries and vanilla oaky earthiness. Mouth-puckeringly dry, almost vinegary (but in a good way) finish. This is quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14080) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
330 ml bottle [from Marcus] (BB 24/08/08). Impressive aromas of cherry, oak, malt and likely other fruits. Sort of a ruby mahogany color with a tan head that ringed rapidly. Vinous, tart/sour (almost cooking) cherry, with vanilla, and fruit with an oak astringency tagging along. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. There is a strong wood character to go with the cherry. The tart/malt balance very well in the finish. Much more flavorful than the classic. Itís really a very tasty ale.

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