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


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RATINGS: 2624   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3008) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 Draft at The Map Room. One of those beers popular in my beer geek circle, but that I kept missing... but NOT on Belgian Beer Monday! A little foam shows around the edge of a reddish brown beer. Smell of red wine and strawberries. Very sippable like a wine. Sourness would come across as intense, but it still manages to go down easily. Like a sour cherry soda. But that, I mean I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Murky brown-red pour with little carbonation and a thin white head. Bitter malt aroma with sour grapes. Sour fruitiness with some port-like malty nuttiness throughout. Touch of alcohol to finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2008
12 oz. A dark translucent brown color with a little bit of a reddish hue. Nose of sweet cherries, spices, and a little bit of sour. Some smoked wood in there too. A lot of sour flavor; tart and fruity; strong cherries almost like a kriek lambic. A sticky syrupy body. Not what I expected, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Poured from a 750 ml. bottle at Churchills. Minimal whitsh head with a murky brown appearance. Great sour fruit aroma wakes you up. Tart sourness on the palate and mild carbonation. Light. Flavors of vinegar, cherry, sour apple. Great long tastes on your tongue. Superior ale for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours brown/red. Thin off-white head that fades to nothing. Smells of sweet and sour red fruits. Tastes of sour and then sweet cherries. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Awesome brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Deep cherry-burgandy color with a fast fading light beige head. Aroma is sharp acidic red wine vinegar: Flavor starts tart black cherry and red grapes followed by green apple, red wine vineger, some wood and a dry acidic finish. Medium body is crisp and tangy with champange like carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
330ml bottle. This dark brown ale poured into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip with a decent beige head, eliciting a sour fruity aroma. The flavor is complex, yet mellow - predominantly sour cherries, oak and yeast. This is very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2384) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2008
750 ml bottle from Liar’s club. Poured a murky chestnut brown with a big khaki head that receded to 1/4 inch. The aroma was complex with sour fruits in the forefront--mostly grapes but also cherries and currants; also present are notes cognac and oak. The flavor is pleasingly sweet and sour with elements of sour grapes and sweet currants. Very nice effect. The mouthfeel was a bit thin but it seemed o suit the ale well, what was a bit distracting was a slightly gritty and astringent mouthfeel that developed during the finish. The finish was otherwise long and sweet with lingering cherries. Overall: If I was to brew a sour beer this is what I’d shoot for. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Sour vinious aroma, with hints of toffee and musty yeast. Flavor is woody, lightly fruity sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5193) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
Amber reddish colour with small head.Taste of Grapes and Raspberrys,slight sour but mild.My first sour ale so its was o.k.

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