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

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RATINGS: 2335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle. Murky brown colour, ruby notes. Thin bubbly white head. Very harsh acetic nose, gueuze smell. Raspberry. Sour fruity malty. Heavily carbonated in the mouth. Sourish and vinous quality to it. Nice and complex. Grape. Cherry. Finishes malty and sweet. Very good, if a little acetic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle thanks to Mr Dixen (Go Steelers!). Pours dark amber coloured with a thin head. Very nice complexity. Both malty and hoppy with nots of dark fruits, oak, caramel, balsamico, wood, dark chocolate, vinegar and berries. HURRA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Nice dark amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with oaky and fruity notes. Its sour taste carries various flavors of berries and hops, with some woody, caramel and even subtle black chocolate hints. Ends with a sharp, strong, long fruity/sour finish. Excellent example of Flemish Sour Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2006
[bottle] Brownish red color, with a bubbly, tan head. Nice aroma of sour cherries, vinegar and slight wood. Flavors are nice and sour up front, with some sharp berries (cherry, blackberry), and vinegar. Finishes very dry and sort of musty. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blu (11) - Villorba, ITALY - SEP 8, 2006
Bottled 33cl. Dark copper in color, beige colored head, medium quantity, medium persistance. A minimum but fine perlage. The acetic is dominant in aroma and flavour with relevant notes of red fruits (cherry), orange and biscuit? (from the nose), vinegar and pepper. Medium body, long finish, extra dry. I like it a lot!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 Tap: Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that fades quickly. Has a sharp aroma of raspberries, oak, passion fruit, and a funky hint of barnyard. Itís acidity nice and sharp. It has plenty of raspberry fruitness. Has a nice subtle oakey aspect. Itís very slightly astringent, which makes me curious about older vintage versions.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - SEP 3, 2006
Brownish colour, nice head. I will again have to thanks to my belgian mate Oğuz Can. Very very sour taste, Acidy and nice scent. A good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Appearance: This beer pours a golden ruby color with a big head and lots of active carbonation bubbles. Smell: The aroma is reserved in my limited experience with the style. However with a bit searching there was a little bit of tart cherries and grapes. Taste: The taste is very sugary and yet tart. Much more tart than I had expected but I believe that was largely because of the carbonation that the tart seemed exaggerated. The bottle claimed that is was aged in oak for 18month. I had to use a lot of imagination to find an oak flavor. Overall it is good, but I believe I had too high of expectations. I was hoping for something that could compete with the Duchess. Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is hard to describe. The tartness brought on a pucker and stung the taste buds a bit and yet underneath the big fluffy crisp carbonation the beer had a medium light smooth body. Drinkability: Despite being a bit different than I had expected this is a tasty beer that drinks very easily. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1015) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2006
A bit to sour. Poured reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma is of apple skins and vinegar. Flavor is like that of an apple raspberry wine, with a bit of vinegar, strange.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Pours brown with a thin head. Smells of vinegar, oak, cherries, sugar. Tastes extremely sour...in the best kind of way with vinegar, pepper, sugar, some hear and tarte cherries.


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