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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1888) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Deep red color with a thin white ring around the glass. Sour fruity aroma. Very fruity sweet flavor. The sour hits all up front and the finish is sweet raspberry sweetness. Really nice stuff.

RERATE: Best before date (6/30/06). At least a year old. Pour is a dark brown with some reddish tints. No real head as it is poured into the flute. Aroma tickles the nose. Very acidic. Flavor is cheek-twisting sour and acidic. The fruitiness seems to muted compared to a fresher version. Definitely dry, with a well carbonated body. Still a pleasure to drink but I think I like the fruitiness of a fresher bottle. 5/3/7/4/15

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2005
Pours reddish-brown with a small white head. Cherries and wood in the aroma. Some of the same in the flavor as well as some old sweatsock. Nice tart finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
Sherry-like, sourish aroma. Brown colour. Very acidic flavour. Spicy sherry aftertaste. Refreshing but a bit too much for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Re-rating this as well. Aroma is sour with cherry skins and a good balancing sweetness. Taste is similar with a good amount fo malt with a sweetish, dry finish. Excellent beer, and a leader for the style.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 first off much thanks to footbalm for hooking up this flemish sour.the rodenbach poured a deep reddish brown with a small white head.the aroma was a blend of malts and barnyard funk.the flavor was a nice mix of malts,fruits,and sourness.this is very nice ideed.(RE-RATE ON 8-9-08)now that my palate has evolved a bit more i can appreciate this brew a bit more.i pick up oak,cherries,funk,watermelon,and caramel malts.the more i have this the more i like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 bottle 330 cc. i’ve had my fair share of geuze and kriek beers, so i expected something different. But to my surprise this was just like it, maybe it’s the use of oak barrels. Not so sour as the lambic beers. very nice!..... re-rate:aroma: woody(oak), vinous, cherries and sherry/madeira. taste: sourrish, bit sweet, woody, acidic and berries. finishes with a sharp edge(acidic), long and vinous. lovely oily mf. still very nice!!! even better after some aging.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1382) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2005
Draft. Reddish and opaque in the glass with an off-white head. I wasn’t expecting to like this sour ale, having had a poor reaction to the bottled Duchesse, but having it on tap made, I think, quite a difference. Smooth and rich, with the sweet and sour juxtaposition easily achieved. The sour cherry finish wasn’t too strong, and there are fine yeast and malt complements to ride along with. Long on the palate, and full, too. A decent enough beer to me. Perhaps the style is growing on me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 sharp fruity nose, cherrys, raspberrys and apples. a sugary sweetness up front gives way to a lingering, puckering sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2005
Pours a thin dense head, red body. Yeasty, sour cherry aroma. Nice stinging sourness up front, followed by an earthy, mineral flavor mixed with cherries. Finish is earthy. Reminds me of La Folie, but not as agressive with the sour cherries taste. Very good stuff, thanks for the beer Andre!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2005
Aroma of the floral varity. As for appearance talk about intriging. Color looked to be dark red from the top of glass when full. Side view full glass brown. Half way hold glass up to light you get a cherry red with a gold layer on top of beer. Complex you have something here. Fruity flavor, acidic more like a wine cooler. Sour aftertaste. Some lacing on glass. Good beer.


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