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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2007
16 month old 12oz bottle.

Pours a rusty amber body, little off white head. The bottle has been sitting upright so long that the sediment in the bottle has completely settled and congealed to the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is that ever so lovely bouquet of old musty leather sandals and tart cherries, hits with a sort of metallic likeness. The flavor begins sweet and fruity, but quickly follows off to the exotic land of lemon meringue, wild cherries, raspberry, blackberry, and sour oranges. Some hints of vanilla creep in on the lightly puckering tart, but always-dry finish… always a lovely specimen of a Sour Ale, indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2007
Clear dark amber with a small lacy off white head. Strong, almost overwhelming balsamic vinegar aroma, some green olive, caramel and rotting wood sit in the background. Flavour is quite tart, quite vinegary again, but with some light caramel sweetness and plum. The acidity is almost harsh, and set up a long tart finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
Bottle [Tasting @ Per 23-02-2007]. Head was average with a creamy appearance and a light brown like color. Good lacing. Body was hazy with a reddish-brown hue. Aroma was quit complex with notes of grapefruit, fresh apple, vinegar and cherry. Some malty notes could also be detected. Nice fresh bouquet that continues in mouth. Full bodied with a light dry texture and a lively carbonation. Flavor was moderated acidic, but with a very well balanced sweetness to counter the acidic. Excellent fresh finish. Wow what a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Very nice flavor, not too overpoweringly sour and resplendent with red fruits. Just a slight hint of horse-blanket. I do think it improves as it breathes for an hour or so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Reddish brown pour with a large light tan head. Aroma of vinegar, fruit, yeast, hops, and flowers. Flavor was overwhelmingly of vinegar and yeast with a nice mix of cherries, cranberries, and malt. The palate was overwhelmed by the vinegar but the finish was excitingly tart and crisp. Flemish Sour Ale’s aren’t for everyone but if you like them, you will definitely like Rodenbach’s Grand Cru.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours a beautiful deep brick red with a good looking light tan head. What a great aroma! Sour cherries and apples, but has a noticeable sweetness to it. Dark fruits and malt also join in. I’m a fan of this beer before I’ve tasted it. Tart. Cherries, and cranberries. Cider like. The sourness loosens up as you continue to drink, but stays tart in the finish. Body is full and rather bubbly. I’m glad I waited this long to try this beer as I don’t think I could have appreciated before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Red brown color with little head. Sour aroma. Taste is good, tart of sour cherries and cranberries, yet good in balance with the right touch of sweetness. Top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle 750 ml. Wine aroma immediately hits the nose after cork is off. Deep brown reddish color and not much head. Aroma in snifter is fruity/prune with vinegar notes. Taste is a bitter/tart cherry and vinegar. Also the finish has a sour effervescent twang to it. A really odd/unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2007
Robe rouge légèrement voilée aux reflets bruns surmontée d’une mousse beige qui s’estompe. Arômes de cerises sûres et de bois. Saveurs de cerises sûres, de bois et de cassonade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours reddish caramel, off white head. Aroma is sour, grapes, tangy, earthy. Flavor is sour, wheat, grapes, tangy, vinegar & salt potato chips.

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