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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: 2084   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
Red copper beer with a frothy small white head. Cherry wood and horseblanket aroma. Sour cherries and lactic fill the mouth very pleasantly, puckering the mouth. The label claims there is corn in this!!! If i tatsed this blind, I think this would be a kriek...bizarre...but good.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lunkie (1363) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
Flat dark brown red colour with no lacing. Floral fruit aroma. Sweet sour flavour. Fizzy palate.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
vanvenlo (1152) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
3 Aug 2004 - The first beer to start drinking with ’Lunkie’ on her birthday. Flat retention, dark red-brown colour and no lacing. Ripened sour fruit and flowery aroma. Light sweet sour and light malt. Fine fizzy, light mouthfeel, dissolves into a sour lingering beer. I think this beer needs the right food, I’d like to try this again.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Sourness from the start, as my nose merely glides over the open bottle neck. Once poured into a tall, slender glass, the aroma pervades the atmosphere, sour cherries, rich and pungent, with a nice side-saddle dose of fruity sweetness A deeper sniff offers melodious complexities that dance freely in the caverns of the senses, a resonant aura of unearthly delights. Color is a light leather-brown, but cloaked with cherry-red tinges, at side, bottom, and trickling in from behind. First sip...AMAZING! I stop, pause, seep in the immediate pleasure of this initial sampling. Tasty tart texture...low hops, just-perfect malt ballast...long, luxuriant finish, grips the tongue, lips, even teeth, senses and brew caught up in amorous embrace, locked up too tight to untwist....sip after sip, sweetness and sour, a recurring, relaxing joy! A mellowing effect is applied to the body and the soul, for this is that plush armchair ale, to swish in a snifter in the dark of night, leafing through the works of Voltaire, Old Dog Blue at your feet, while all is well with the world, and the mind can slip from serious matters and perambulate the corridors of less than lofty philosophy, epicurean ambitions, and bacchanalian designs. This is that beer. Sadly, the drink left the glass too soon...can I get a magnum, please?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
Nice ruby color with a thin white head. Sour aroma of cherries and yeast. The flavor is sour, fruity (cherries) and sweet. Sweet finish. Light body, vinous texture. The finish leaves a chalky mouthfeel. Very good, refreshing and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2004
bottled namur, belgium: after having the rodenback classic and being unimpressed i wasnt expecting much out of this one either. when palm took over brewing i think they have left out most of the key ingredients...flavor. this one a ’sour son of a bitch’ and i dont no what more to tell you. like goudenband its off the charts....i finally dug deeper to understand the sour ales and ordered some cheese with this...this is a must for lambics, sours and gueze. the flavor really is much better on the palate. then it came squeeking out... some fruit cherries and stinging grapefruit and earthy oak tones to counter after this....still trying to become a fan. maybe a re rate will be in order down the line.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2004
Hard to rate. Sour, sour and more sour. Is it wrong or right?? There is something real special about it’s sourness....Try it, but check our teeth after!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2004
soooo goood. If you like your sour cheery krieks and stuff, your going to love this. Awesome sour bacterial edge. Just plays havoc with your taste buds, in the nicest possible way. Excellent lingering fruity flavours, with that glorious sour backdrop. One piece of advice, buy atleats two bottles as one is never enough. Good session beer! Only %6 and just sooo tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2006 From a 330 ml bottle, best before June 21, 2004. Even though I’m a month over the date on this one, it’s fantastic. Ruby tinted brown beer with a thick beige coloured head. Prominent sour cherry aroma with faint spicy character and earthiness and woodiness also being featured. Lactic sourness and as it warms some other dark stone fruits come out as well. Delicious cherry/raspberry flavour on the the front, some other dark fruity malts in the middle before a faint spiciness and a tight lactic/citrus acidity rounds off the finish. Excellent brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
So complex and full of flavour. One could probably write a full novel about the taste alone. Dark fruits and their pits are all around, together with a refreshing summery mouthfull of all the red berries there are in the world. Expensive, exclusive and priceworthy.edit: missed the points.<i/>


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