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

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RATINGS: 2159   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2005
From A Bottle.Old blood red in colour with a small head, aroma is of sour apples and old red wine, taste is very sour,like old cider, crab apples,salad cream and cherry with a sweet dry tart finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Dark reddish brown. Fruity tart aroma. A rich and complex fruity taste that has a sour tart background that ties in beutifully. I had been lookin for this beer a while, and I am very glad I found it. Absolutly delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 25, 2005
Foggy, cranberry-brown body with a short lived off-white/grayish colored head. The thickness is disappointing, however it does leave some nice lacing on the snifter. Nose is banana, nuts, cranberries, balsamic vinegar, oak. Taste is uber-complex with lots of warm, oak notes that act as a base for the palate. Bright sweet and tart cranberries and cherries sparkle the taste buds along with complex malts. Finish is banana bread malt, doughy with some lemon. Delicious beer with a complexity not enjoyed by any Flemish sour Iíve had to date. The oak flavors make this a special beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Another surprise from the Bockyhorseys! Bottle poured dark brown with a huge off white head and thick lacing. Aroma is yeasty and tart. Flavor is sweet and fruity with a nice sour finish. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Pours clear red with a medium sized off white head. Lasts in a little sudsy small beaded form. Spiced aroma is very yeasty and tart of ripe fruit, ink (sharpy and paper) and sticky malts. Quite sour and vineous. Lots of griotte cherrys and macerated grape flavours. Kiersh. Extremely,but pleasantly,dry. Very sweet and syruppy at room temperature. Alcohol is more pronounced that the total abv might suggest. Sour milk, smooth. Crisp and peppery carbonation. Nutty roast in the back ground. Minerals and herb stems. Carrot. Very complex. I canít believe Iíve not rated this one by this point. I have only drank a couple cases of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2005
very strong bouquet...malts with a fermented cider type aroma, almost like a vinegar. pours a dark brown with a creamy layer of head that formed a thin coating on top of the beer. taste was shockingly sour (especially because the bottle is in french and i thought this was a belgian strong ale...oops). after the initial shock wore off, the flavor is mildly enjoyable, still with the heavy feel of vinegar in your mouth. to call this an interesting beer would be an understatement, and i donít honestly think i will be looking for more in this genre, but if you like having the inside of your mouth shrivel up from the explosion of sour in your mouth, this is your beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 it has a very pleasant aroma and pretty color. medium bodied, itís fruity w/ sweet tartness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Finally got around to tasting this Secret Santa present, and it was worth the wait. The experince of getting that first whiff that was almost like a good cabernet, with a touch of good vinegar. Sour cherry, woody, and vinegar make this really appetizing and fun.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Bottle pours reddish amber, medium frothy white head, spotty lacing, with light carbonation. † Very nice aroma, tart, oakish, immature cherries, and slightly vinegary.   Cherry and vinegar are not as strong on the tongue as in the nose. † Althought it is quite tart and woody. † Great body, with a medium to full mouthfeel. † As it warms a bit more of the Cherry emerges. † Smooth finish, not as tart as it starts. † Fairly dry too. † Not bad! † Thanks goes out to CapFlu for sharing.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 since there is no more Alexander, this will have to be the one. Pours a Deep cloudy Amber with a nice tan head with nice lacing. Aromas of sour funk, apples, a little soap. Flavors of the same with a nice sour finish that begs for more.


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