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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 17/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
Tasted 2007-07-22. Fresh bottle, 25cl. Pours clear, raisiny colour with light brown head. Sour, plums, port, citrus, malty. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle, with Fin, Loz and Traci. Rustic brown, off white head. Aroma of basamic vinegar, cherries, chutney, mineral. A rich tawny aroma. Cinnamon spicy flavor, clean bright acidity, a bit of pit fruit. I don’t taste oak outright, but there is a nice vanilla note that could be oak related. A little iodine in the finish. Very singular, very nice. Thanks Fin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 16, 2007
Appearance: brown reddish color. Medium head, beige color, consistent and very persistent. Beautiful. Aroma: fruitiness of cherries, blackberries, red apple, sour plums and quince. Liquory, like wine and apple’s cider. Spicy like peppers, clove, mustard seed and nutmeg. The sourness I remember me a yogurt and vinaigrette. Other notes, such as, damp wood, vanilla, smoked. Not hoppy, low malty. Flavor: even more complex that aroma, rare and exotic. Sweet and intensive sour start, lactic sourness, fruitiness of plums, ripe berries, cherries, green grape (like chardonnay), pears and green apples. I remember the apple cider, the natural yogurt and a Chardonnay wine. Spicy notes of mustard, peppers, blond vinegar, clove, nutmeg and mints. Not hoppy finish; malty, woody (oak), cherry and sweet-sour aftertaste. Palate: medium body, silky and oily texture. Medium carbonation. Refreshing, highly sour, very complex, exotic and nice beer. Only the belgians could create it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8702) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle shared with Casey, Loz, Traci in a Belgian beer tasting night Poured sort of browny/red with an off white head. Aroma sour vinegar notes maybe some sour cherry. Tasted slightly sour with a hint of that cherryness rushing through again, also a sweetness there but quite clacky with a crab apple edge to finish proceedings off, very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Sour fruity feet aroma with a slight cider vinigar twist. Grape, current, apple at the start followed by a sharp sourness of tart cherries. Smooth upon the front of the sip but full of zip as it darts across the tougue at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2007
750 ml Bottle - Pours a copper/amber color with a small, quickly dissipating head. Nose of tartness, sourness, acidity, cherries, other fruits, oak, and metal. Taste is sour, tart, cherries, lightly citrusy, oak, slight sweetness, and slightly metallic aftertaste. I like this a lot, but honestly would have liked it to a be a tiny bit sweeter and more APV and/or more noticable alcoholic presence. Still very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Ruby red/brown colour, cloudy. Great tart cherry nose. Flavor of candied sour patch kids and a hint of metal. Metallic taste disappears as this gem warms. Really amazing balance of sweet/sour keeps this ale as a most drinkable speciman. A very intriguing beer in a previously unknown style in my library. Top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2007
copper with almost no head, sour fruit and mild hops, very pungent, alcohol slightly noticeable. taste quite sweet with an interesting sour finish. an interesting bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle. Pungent sour fruit nose. Vinuous, lots of red wine character. Hazy reddish brown without much of a head. Opens smooth and mild with a wave of sourness following behind, which rolls out through to the finish. Balance, not puckering, sourness, with grape and cherry notes. Refreshing palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2007
lately im really getting into the sour beers. i wasnt sure what to expect since with grand crus there doesnt seem to be any one particular flavor characteristic. i really liked the balance of sweet and sour represented here. initially you get a cherry like flavor that slowly fades into a berry like linger with a little bit of the vanilla oak in the finish along with the sharp lactic bite. im looking forward to drinking another bottle.

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