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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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RATINGS: 2176   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2005
Bottled. Beautiful dark tannin colour, sour fruity aroma and taste. Very sour and obviously wild yeasted, but more full-bodied and malty than any other such beer I’ve had. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 Sour fruit aroma. Light red coloring. Flavor is initially sweet fruit with a slightly sour finish. Some wheat in the flavor. Very approachable. Pleasant, with a soft palate that makes it easy to drink.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
Hazy brown colour with thick rocky off white head. Sour vineous nose. tart sour vineous taste with slight alcohol finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2005
Dark amber body. Almost brown. A small off-white head. Vinous in aroma and taste. The taste is also spicy and little soure. A new type of beer for me. And I liked it! Tanx rlgk for letting me try this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2005
Amber, great offwhite head. Aroma from juniperberries, a bit tart and sourish, fruity from grapes and vinous. Flavor from grapes and juniperberry, fruity and with sour notes. Vinous feeling that gets more obvious in the finish. I like these kinds of beers more and more

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
Couleur cuivrée aux reflets rouillés surmontée d’une énorme mousse beige pale, diminuante et laissant une fine couche sur le dessus du liquide après quelques minutes. Arômes tranchante de bois humide, de cerises aigres et de caroube, semblant ainsi tartrique tout en ayant préservée une part de sucre. Vineuse et fruitée en bouche, passablement tartrique, les caractéristiques de vieux barils de bois sont plutôt envoûtantes et rappellent le chêne avec conviction. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince, finale très sèche, asséchant la bouche, et quelque peu métallique. Aucune trace d’alcool n’est perceptible. Bouteille, Bièrepholie, Mai 2005.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2005
I’ve had a couple of these now and am ashamed to report that I just don’t "get" the style. Nice colour on pouring; deep red to brown, but didn’t the head others report on. True to type nose, tart, fruity cherry notes, a dash of rhubarb? Again very tart on the palate, a bit of fizz and what seems like a ton of acid. Good fruit depth but I struggle to appreciate. I wonder what an aged example would taste like?

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Thanks to Steve (beerhugger) for hookin’ a brotha up with this tart little treat! Pours a dark red body, toppe with a thin veil of head...but the head lasted for 4 hours!!!!!!!ser I opened this first at a tasting session, realized it was a Flemish sour, and put it back in the fridge. Blasted me right away with a sour, vinous, vinegar like nose that made my mouth water, my glands under my jaw quiver, and my stomach turn....I think I’m gonna like this!! After letting the beer warm, much more complex notes emerge, including a great fruity presense. The flavors are so much flatter than the aroma. Initially sour, but not overpowering, like say, cantillion’s gueuze. It’s a touch grapey with a ton of acid. Attacks the sides of the tounge, and not much else. Major let down after such a huge aroma. Couldn’t drink much more than a few onces due to all the acid tearing my stomach up.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PandoraGreen (27) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
Dark red amber colour with little head retention. Nice lacing. Scour scent. Sour apples taste. Puckery. So very good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle. Brown beer with a thin beige head. Sweet malt aroma under lots of sour/tartness. Complex flavor - sweet (sugar/brown sugar), some oak, fruity (cherry, raisin, lemon), and very sour. But there’s enough sweetness to make this very refreshing. Dry finish.


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