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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7262) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2007
(Bottle, Monkís Cafť, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with notes of copper. Foamy beige head. Acidic (or rather lactic), fruity, vinous nose with distinct notes of balsamic vinegar, wild berries, black-currant and amazing woody aromas reminiscent of old Speyside whiskies (Glen Grant or possibly Longmorn) with more than 30 years in sherry casks. Acidic, tart, fruity and vinous taste with sweet-and-sour notes of rhubarb and black-currant. Lots of balsamic vinegar. Slightly toasty, bitter-sweet finish. Not very bitter at all. Brilliant balance. Absolutely amazing beer. Luckily, Palm has managed to maintain the high quality after moving the brewing. Impressive. Great beer, a true classic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Shared at Coastal Wine Connectionís beer club (thanks Cameron!). Nice caramel brown color with a thin filmy top. Aroma ... wow, alcohol and Bazooka Joe bubblegum, I swear. As I drink, this is an intensely vinegary, tart, puckery, lemon-stingy and lingers for several minutes on your tongue after you swallow. I think you could use this as coleslaw vinegar, but somehow itís good ... very good. (#2965, 6/7/2007) <<A rare, upgraded re-rate several years after I feel like my ratings were inflated. Tried again recently at Cafe Benelux in Milwaukee and was blown away. Classic sour, with a cherry pie twist. Outstanding.>>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle. Reddish brown, crystal-clear. Very complex aroma with notes of vinegar, redwine, caramel and blackcurrant. Sour and sweet with dry finish and flavour that lasts. Probably the best thirst quencher in the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2007
A nice cloudy brown colour with a thick beige head. Fantastic sour, horse blanket aroma with oaky citrus bursts. Highly carbonated giving a great mouthfeel. Tart citrusy with pungent sour sherbet lemon and gooseberry flavour. Hints of sour berries and dusky fruits. Execellent drinkable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
750mL bottle, courtesy of my brother. Pours a clear mahogany color; off-white head with good lacing. Tart, dried fruits and cherries in the aroma; a toasty oak presence; slightly funky. Lively carbonation. Full, tart cherry mouthfeel: dense red fruit, with a toasty vanilla presence; medium acidity and sourness; very drinkable; dense, tart, creamy Flemish sour. Medium finish: slightly buttery and metallic; showing tart cherries and red fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Had from bottle at Tria. Pours nice dark brown, with lots of off-white head. Nice tart flavor, very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Pours a cloudy brownish in color with a small white head. Extremely sour, vinegary aroma. Sweet and sour flavor with a very light finish. Very tart. I just donít know if Ican get used to this style. Good for what it is, but not a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StumpMe (30) - Bellingham, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Medium head, light lacing, and amber red in color. A sour/tart aroma with a fruity tart cherry candy taste and medium body. Surprisingly dry. Refreshing, I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Dark, red-brown, beige head that disappears rather quickly. The sour aroma spread around the table nad I fearfully let the glass meet my lips, as Iím reassured by the name, that tells me this must be good.... Iím very new to this type of beers... The first sips makes my tongue, palate and lips contract, so I must look pretty much has a henís butt-hole. But after the first sips of cultural chock my mouth gets used to this beer and the vinegar notes are much friendlier... But then what?? Weeeellll, itís a very complex flavour wit many notes. I recognize cherries and fruit, and my thoughts go to a slightly sweet/sour kriek. The finish is refreshing, acidic and gueze like. Itís definitely an exciting beer, and I actually liked it a lot more that I expected, going as far as to say itís really nice!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12053) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty moderate hoppy sour aroma. Moderate sweet light bitter flavor. Very vinius acetic flavor with cherry notes. Average finish. Oily palate.

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