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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: 2596   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1747) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pasty, red and opaque appearance. Unripened mango, brown sugar, sweat, vinaigrette, and banana in the aroma; smooth, pleasing, and bold. Hint of wet burnt wood and mulch. Firey flavor of balsamic sourness and a rich, earthy pungency of artichoke hearts and ginger root; for the standard, certainly, but at the highest peak. Lights up with acetic acid toward the end, never surrendering its easy balance but subduing every new nuance into its cool, collected, but flamboyant construction. Lemon juice and mold rise slowly and assuredly in a somewhat tame and water tinted pulse. Not beyond expectation, certainly, but also not below them; awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatguyRacer (159) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle 750ml. Poured into plastic cup (I brought it to a x-mas party). Color of raw apple juice. Little to no head. Nice cider like aroma. Very sour/tart on the palate. Finishes more sweet than dry. Not a bad brew at all.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cheap (5262) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Oh yes oh yes oh yes. Sour tart mild vinegar aroma. The appearance of lighter root beer at first. however, toward the end of this big bottle (which had a cork) is a layer of sludge that provides a hypnotizing swirling pour. Plasticky near farm expressions on the taste buds. Nearly over the top tart experience. Sour country horse fur in stall flavors. Quite an impression. Very fine bubbles feel like sparkley foam between the tongue and roof of mouth. A very fine example of real beer. Would like to drink all the time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark amber with a medium off-white head and an aroma of cherries, some brown sugar and citrus. Flavor starts out sour, citrus and red wine vinegar, but than has lot lot of other sweeter notes, like peach, honey, bown sugar, ripe red grapes and cherries, nice sour finish that sometimes gets a bit too much to me after drinking half a bottle. Overall a nice beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2007
Dark fruits, oak, cherry, vanilla.. also lemon, brown sugar, pineapple. Lovely balance with good depth. Lively on the palate, just enough acidity to keep it refreshing. Rounded.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Draft at Beneluxx in Philly. Pours copper amber with an off white head. Aroma or rich malts and cherry. Medium bodied with a fine spritzy texture. Typical sour ale flavors of fig, plums, some cherry, all countered by a moderate sourness. I thought the finish was too acidic for my tastes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2007
This has to be a love it or hate it style - it can be more closely compared to a red wine than a Bud. Very sour and tart, with a dry finish and a interesting fruity smell. Impressed to see it on tap - very classy look to it. Cant wait to have it again soon.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
irishpenguin13 (36) - Leesburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2007
this has got to be the most disgusting thing i’ve had in my life. i appreciate beers that are made the way this is made, but oh my goodness. this is the only beer i’ve ever poured out. well, i guess somebody has to make the nastiest beer in the world. nasty moldy wine beer....congrats!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Pours a very dark ruby brown in color with no head to speak of. Smell is very tart and sour on the nose with just a hint of vinegar if you really are looking for it. Taste is much the same as the smell but much more enjoyable. A very good amount of tart taste. Lots of dark fruits in the taste as well. Grapes, plums and raspberry. Very crisp, tart and lively on the mouthfeel. This is a good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (2082) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle: (thanks to rickgordon)from 2002! Red clear colour, with a bit thin head. Aroma of sour,yeasty,citric and has a alcy nose in the end. Flavor has almost the same, and had a nice smouth mouth feeling, medium body, and nice medium compleyty finish. Nice


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