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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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common

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RATINGS: 2089   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.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2004
Red-brown color, heavy sour light fruity aroma and taste, medium body, heavy sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Bottle: Dark mahogany/brown, small diminishing head. Wow. This is my first time trying a Flemish sour...and it’s damn good. Very sour aroma of sour grapes, fruit rind, yeast, barnyard, leather, horse blanket, cherries. Reminds me of a gueze with some darker malt backbone. Taste is very, very sour. Cranberry, raspberry, sour yeast, red wine, sour grapes, vanilla, balsamic vinegar. Finishes very dry and acidic, with hints of cranberry, merlot, metal, and a slight nuttiness. Carbonation and body are perfect for this beer. Wow this is damn good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2004
Dark mahogany colour, very small and quickly disappearing head. Interesting aroma, uncommon taste (first time I tried something pretty sour) but not totally my thing, I missed something to compensate for the sourness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2004
Dark murky brown body with small off white head. Aroma has some fruit but is mostly sour. Flavor is in the beginning sweet, but ends with a strong sour taste. Palate is rather thin and fizzy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Bottled. A mahogany coloured beer with some white head, but this doesn’t hang around long. The aroma is sour with fruit skins and a funky spritziness. Taste of unripe apples, furniture polish and sour fruit. Good but not great. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.5. Average becomes 3.3

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4495) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Clear amber coloured body-looks like a coke with a small tan head. Aroma of metal, cherries, caramel, raspberries & tart cranberries. Light-bodied; Tart cherry flavour with strong metal hints. Sweet, dry finish-very tart and enjoyable. Aftertaste makes mouth puckered and very clean feeling. Overall, very nice-metal is noticeable, but still damn good. I sampled this 33 cL botle purchased at a Bottle Shop in St. Kilda (Melbourne), Australia on 03-June-2004.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adam 13 (4) - Hojbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2004 does not count
Rodenbach has a nice cherry flavour to it, a little bit on the sour side but nice in its own way. This is an extremely refreshing beer to have at the end of a day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Pours transparent red with large head that fades slowly. Aroma is of sweet and tart cherries, and funky cheese. Flavor is a mix of sweet and tart cherries, funky cheese, a slight barnyard, and some spice. When chilled there is a slight metallic taste but when let warm it goes away and is replaced by a very fresh cherry juice taste and aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Sampled at the White Horse in London, England. A beer bar with well over 200 beers and the best in London by far, this was my first choice. The one I wanted the most. Murky Brown. Cherries, lots of cherries with oak, a distinct tartness and dark fruits in the nose. Deliciously sour and tart. Dryness from the oak aging and lovely oak notes in the flavor. Mouth Puckering. Aged. More cherries and other dark fruits along with a few notes of lemon. Lingering. Everything I look for in the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5055) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Bottled. From the Lowlander Cafe in London. Pours a deep ruby red with a small foamy tanned head. Nose is a sour fruit and wood with faint candy notes. Not quite as funky or complex as I was expecting. Taste is sour cherry and wood with an odd malty flavor. Some light vinger notes. Maybe a hint of rotten fruit. Body is sour and tart but not too acidic. Finish is more of the fruit notes and some wood. Good beer!


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