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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2177   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2005
Dark amber color, medium beige head. Medium sour aroma with vinous tones. Mild cherries too. Strong sourness in flavor, bites hard. Vinous and cherry flavor too. Lasting sourness and also dry ending. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
10.8.05 Mysteriously appeared at the local liquor store. Just a really nice sour. Almost vinegary in the aroma. Similar kickiní flavor. I love vinegar in eating and love to have a little bit of that in a brew. Not too much mind you, but a little hint of it. Good stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Appears a red with a brown hue and a bubbly off white head. Nice amounts of lacing. Smell is of sour cherries, funky yeast, pixie stix, and a touch of vinegar. Taste is yeasty with the same aromas. Delicious though. Mouthfeel is sugary, sour, and lingering with some lip smacking goodness.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Upon opening the bottle the aroma was bad, a strange sour smell like that of amonia, I almost did not want to drink the beer...good thing I did though. Poured out a very nice reddish tinged brown with a nice lacing head. The taste was not nearly as sour as the nose. It had some sour notes mixed with caramel and sweet candy. Very drinkable with a nice little vinalla touch to it. Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Straight off Iíll say that I am NOT a huge fan of Flemish Sours but Iíll give it an objective go. Served up in a Stella Goblet (no I donít own a snifter...itís on the list) Pours an opaque brown with ruby tones when held to the light. Medium bubbly slightly off-white head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma is cider vinegar, roasty maltiness, some sour cherry. Sharp apple sour tastes. Some caramel malty flavours fighting to get through. As the brew warms a bit, more of the sweeter fruity flavours come through to balance the sourness. Still a sharp edge to it though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
Pours a dark red-brown with inviting head and tremendous lace. Vinegar, caramel, candy and malt aromas. Dances with palate by way of vinegar and toasty malt thou not with hops. Not as puckering as I remembered, this one begs an array of cheeses.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2005
Tasted from a Rodenbach glass. Pours out a deep red color with a light, fluffy pink head. Slightly sweet initial tastes, reminiscent of cherries and blackberries. Leads into a lingering sour lactic acid finish. A little bit of oaky character comes through at the end. Good to sip on a warm day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Tasted 18/08/2005. 330ml bottle in the Rodenbach glass at Leuven, Wellington. Dark red-brown, effervescent, with a pinkish-tinged, off-white, airy head. Sour fruits and musty attic on the nose, more fruity vinegar than malt vinegar. Mouthfeel is a touch skinny and over-carbonated but the flavour is richly berryfruit with a nice sharp, sour, cleanliness. Sourness lingers on. Good but it falls short of Liefmanís sour ales, which Leuven refuse to stock.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Pours like Iced Tea with a foamy head. Iíve had my share of Flemish Sour Ales and this one is rated rather generously. Itís definitely sour and vinegary, which I love but itís thin. Not much flavor. Iíve tried it twice just to make sure I tasted it correctly. I enjoyed it and will still drink it but there are better oneís out there, this was overrated

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
Bright cherry red with a huge sweet and sour aroma,nice frothy head.Obviously this has a sour taste,but its really good,not a beer that you could drink many of in one sitting,but you have to respect it, because you can tell that its taken some skill and you do get the feeling that you are having something a bit special.


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