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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Pours a clear amber. Aroma is fruity and sour with grape and blackberry hints. Taste is carbonated up front with sparkling grape notes. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekstedt (6392) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle (33 cl) from Hildigöltur’s beer cellar. Deep clear ryby with a small off-white head. Fruity and cidery aroma with red apples, raspberries, wood, and also some fudgy notes. Light in body with a lively carbonation. A very refreshing acidity, not overpowering, just perfect. A truly great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (1022) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2007
325 mL bottle at Flatbread, Burlington. Poured reddish brown with terrific white lacing. Terrific sour flavor with notes of cherries, raspberries, raisins and plums. A terrific go-to beer I order when available.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1062) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2007
750ml - The nose really put me off. if I didn’t know what I was in for I would of thought the cork had failed. On the palate it was really nice, with a nice red/brown pour and great lace to boot. I served it with pickled beets and maple glazed carrots. The sweet-sour pairing worked nicely.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle, best by 21/02/09. Pours dark reddish brown with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is vinous with raspberry/cranberry notes. Very fruity in the mouth, lots of raspberry/cranberry. Vinous, little spicy carbonation, with a sour tangy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Big bottle pours a deep red brown with a nice head with good retention. The aroma is red wine like, cherries, and inviting. The flavor, oh the flavor, sour cherries, wine, citrus, lemon, not too vinegar like, yogurt, and stunning. This is beer. This is fine beer. The palate suits the flavor. This is made to be had with food. Deep, heavy meats with dark pan based gravy, using this to de-glaze. I have to cook with this. But I digress. This is the beer I looked for in my previous rating years, but never found. Here it is several years later and it was worth the wait.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
pours brown and burgundy with a little head to speak of.. has dispersed quite fast. smells wine. strong sour smell. beer is lightly carbonated strong sour taste but not enough to pucker. wine comes through alot. malt balances the beer slightly not my cup.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Pours a ruby red color into the snifter with a quick half inch off-white head. The scent was vinegar, sour cherries, flowers and spice. A sour taste hits the palate immediately, but calmed as I got used to it. I was glad to have tried this beer, but I still do not really enjoy sour beers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a grand reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is similar to a Red Wine Vinegar on a salad with oranges and grapes. Almost overpowering, but not quite. At first smell I had the unmistakeable urge to dunk a potato chip in it. First sip.... Wow, this is definately a sour beer, the vinegar smell comes through in the flavor, but the citrus and fruit follow along to tame the sour beast. I now had a craving for a fish fry. Later sips are much more docile as you acclimate to the sour, bringing more of a pleasent flavor. The finish is sour, yet sweet, and wet, balancing all the flavors and lingering with the taste of a citrus vinegar. The mouth feel is tangy from the sour, and light and lively with the blend of flavors trying to compete for a presence, but eventually losing to the sour. I think I need to find some salty fried cod with a bit of lemon juice drizzled over it, and sit back and enjoy this devilishly different flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2007
On tap at Blind Tiger. Great beer. Fruity sour aroma. I thought cranberries best described the aroma and taste. Some earthy characteristics as well. One of my first sours. Very good mouthfeel and appearance.


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