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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: 2241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2005
Tasted from a Rodenbach glass. Pours out a deep red color with a light, fluffy pink head. Slightly sweet initial tastes, reminiscent of cherries and blackberries. Leads into a lingering sour lactic acid finish. A little bit of oaky character comes through at the end. Good to sip on a warm day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Tasted 18/08/2005. 330ml bottle in the Rodenbach glass at Leuven, Wellington. Dark red-brown, effervescent, with a pinkish-tinged, off-white, airy head. Sour fruits and musty attic on the nose, more fruity vinegar than malt vinegar. Mouthfeel is a touch skinny and over-carbonated but the flavour is richly berryfruit with a nice sharp, sour, cleanliness. Sourness lingers on. Good but it falls short of Liefman’s sour ales, which Leuven refuse to stock.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rballs01 (280) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Pours like Iced Tea with a foamy head. I’ve had my share of Flemish Sour Ales and this one is rated rather generously. It’s definitely sour and vinegary, which I love but it’s thin. Not much flavor. I’ve tried it twice just to make sure I tasted it correctly. I enjoyed it and will still drink it but there are better one’s out there, this was overrated

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
Bright cherry red with a huge sweet and sour aroma,nice frothy head.Obviously this has a sour taste,but its really good,not a beer that you could drink many of in one sitting,but you have to respect it, because you can tell that its taken some skill and you do get the feeling that you are having something a bit special.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Very fruity and sour. Hints of apple. Definitely smells like balsamic vinegar. Ruby brown complexion. Nice amount of sweetness. Beautiful looking brew. Quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Crsip, fruity aroma - cherry, wet hay, citrus, balsamic vinegar. Clear ruby color, dense off-white head. Solid acidity, nice balance of fruitiness, caramel, and grains. Medium body, crisp. A really nice Flemish sour, great balance of flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2005
One of the best refreshers on a hot day, a very good companion to the right light dish. If you like the style it is a really crowd pleaser.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, soy, cherry, lemon. Spritzier mouthfeel than I recall from previous samples. Superb tart finish. Gorgeous beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Update 2 years later: Funny that I thought this was infected. Ah, the wonders of an untrained palate.

I think this beer was a bit infected, which is a bit unfortunate because the rating would probably be my highest yet if it wasn’t. Nose was dominated by vinegar, though had very nice sour notes, fruityness. Pour unfortunately was not as red as I’dve liked, though still well balanced, nice head, no lacing. Taste was vinergary, super sour, lemon, lime, orange, a little bit of sweetness. Nice effervescent palate made me burp a ton. Awesome beer still.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle. Reddy brown with very thin off white head. Sour fruity nose, very interesting with some stale beer. Cherries and red fruit, sour but not overly so in the mouth with more red cherry fruit and then pleasant sour sweet finish


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