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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
Awesome aroma of cherries, oak, sour fruit, currants, and candy sugar. Pour is a dark cherry red/brown with a light brown head. Flavor of tart cherries and evident oak flavors. Very sharp flavor. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2007
Pours a dark ruddy brown with a large bubbled but almost nonexistent head. The nose is sharp. Big grapes, some cherry, a round malt beneath the slightly sour notes. Rather sweet, but certainly balanced by the sour. A little lactobacillus funk rounds this puppy out. I think itís wonderful to inhale. On the tongue, this is light and a bit fizzy, but with such tiny little bubbles, itís like mixing baking soda and vinegar in my mouth. That typical flemish sour feel. Big grape, big tannic astringency, leaves the mouth feeling rough even. Sweet round malt, with even hints of caramel and maybe even chocolate? anyhow, the big fruit and the lactobacillus steal the show. Rather sharp up front with a fruity and lightly sweet finish and a dry, slightly astringent and acidic aftertaste with a bit of toastiness. I really enjoy this beer and Iím glad I can get it locally now!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
josuemucho (86) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours a reddish brown color. Aroma is of berries and vinegar. Taste of cherry and other berries as well as vinegar. Not a fan of Flemish sours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 bottle @ de hems. Brown with thin tan head. Sour berry, vinegar and cherry aroma. Taste to match with the addition of malts and oak. Finish of sour strawberry - very similar to sour straw candy. Fantastic pucker, really sharp. A good sour ale, but really too acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 A Dark brown colour, with a sour malt nose, with a sharp sour slightly spicy flavour...2.9 ... Tk2 bottle bbf 0607 drunk 0609 ... Brown ... rich sour woody nose ... tast balsamic vinegar... juicy and tart ... little bite to it ... some fruit malts... i really liked this one this time ...4.0

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2007
In the 750 mL bottel from Beertopia. Pours dark reddish brown. Clear with a medium dark beige head. Aroma of vinegar and raisins. At warming, the oakiness emerges to the scent. Flavor is less acidic than most and drinkable in spite of the style. I like the pronounced oak flavors in this one making it more than a glass of vinegar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Bottle. Pours nice red/chesnut with a beige head. Aroma is sour cherries, tart apple, oak, as well as sweet malty notes. Flavor is mostly the same, the sides of the tongue catch the strong sour notes, while the sweet oaky vanilla hits the front, and a somewhat bitter finish lingers at the back. This beer is just as deep and complex as any wine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
Appearance: Red brown thick tan head with a pinkish colour. Aroma: Sour cherries, chocolate light acetic acid aroma Flavour: Fruity, berries, Cassis and balsamic vinegar. Clean sharp sourness matched with sweet malt and fruit. Vanilla, berries and vinegar. Mouthfeel, Medium bodied fluffy and tannic like a red wine. Overall: Fruity sweet and sour. Big berryish profile No hops to speak of. LIngering tannins and chocolate covered cherries in balsamic vinegar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2007
750ml bottle. My first Flemish Sour. Pours a red brown color with a big bubbly head. Aroma is tart, sour, buffalo chicken sandwich. Taste is tart and sour as well. The level of sourness is just right, not overdone. Interesting for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2007
Dark brown red coloured , no carbonation with a small brown head. Sour fruity aroma, hints of oak barrels. Full sweet sour palate with some sprankling inside. Finish is bitter sour, with a full fruity touch. Special one.


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