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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: 2175   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.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par importation privée via Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une légère touche de vinaigre. Apparence: Couleur ambrée rouge. Col moyen cremeux. Densité des bulles moyenne. Large col sur le verre. Goût de cocktail aux framboises. Durée de l’arrière goût moyen. Corps moyen avec une texture astrigente. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de pectine de framboises. (Rating #125)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2005
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 Bottled. Hazy reddish brown colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Sour cherry aroma with hints of caramel malt and yeast. Also some quite wooden notes. Bitter, mouthdrying very sharp cherry flavour, along with very sour wooden notes. Also slight yeast and earth in it. Leaves a sticky palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2005
(on bottle)Wonderfull clear; ruby-brown color. Slightly beige, lasting head. Wood, cherries, flowerish, champagne-sent; you know? ;) A bit acidic, but with flavourfull food it´s a winner. Espessially fat fish and heavy meat appears good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
Poured a mostly clear brown with a light red tint. Aroma of tart cherry, wood, and a touch of barnyard funk. Flavor predominantly sweet and tart cherries and some more wood. Was told this bottle was about 5 years old.

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 I’ve 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!


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