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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: 2235   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
This beer is for adventurous folk only. Actually I liked this guy a lot. I had never had a sour ale before, but apparently this is a fine specimen of the style. My first taste-impression of this beer was that it tated of A-1 steaksauce. This leads me to believe that this beer would complement beef extremely well. There is definitely a very distinct sourness about this beer. Reminds me of the Lambiks Iíve tasted.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Large bottle. Spiritual, in the middle ages monks sense of the word. Sharpness is. Very sharp.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pours a deep, brilliant garnet with a large fizzy head. Aroma is extremely musty and sour, lots of complex, pungent character, like stepping into an old wine cellar. Flavor is mouth-puckering sour and sweet, with loads of tart cherry. Thereís a background woodiness but itís nicely balanced. Very wine-y in its character. I canít drink a whole lot of this but it is nonetheless delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Bottle at FDR in D.C. This was like a nice glass of Port drank seaside in Portugal.Great dark fruit notes and some dates maybe.Had a little bit of sour fruit in the taste and finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Poured clear brown with a large creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing with good lacing. Good complex aroma of raisin, port and cask wood. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Moderate sour bitter flavor with a light astringent finish of long duration.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marko (4053) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 17, 2005
0.33l bottle from a great shop in Split.
This was my first Flemish Sour, and I think Iím going to love this style. A very respectable looking bottle (despite "barely malt" listed in the ingredients, along with... corn..wow) The first thing I noticed while pouring this in a glass (completely unappropriate kind, but you try getting proper glassware in Croatia.....) was the strong red wine-like nose, and further examination revealed some vinegary and malty hints. It looked very nice, medium sized creamy white-going-tan head that went away fast, dark and hazy red colour. Sharp and tart foreground fighting with the full woody and berry like vineous background. Like nothing I drank before, and yet so damn good. So complex, and yet so refreshing. Quite possibly the best beer Iíve had yet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2005
(bottle) Clear and dark ruby red colour with a frothy tanned medium head. Vineous woody aroma with cherries, slightly acidic and malty. Sour and fruity taste of black cherries, good balanced with a dense sweetness, medium bodied. Very dry and lasting tart, fruity and slightly sweet finish. A gem !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2005
only my second sample of this style, but wow what a good one. sour smelling and tasting but there is a nice oaky, malty backbone to back it up. this is a really good very easy drinking beer. too bad its pretty expensive, worth the money? yep.

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


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