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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2177   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2005
great aroma, perfect for the style. Tart, incredibly complex, cask is quite obvious. Magnificent brew but it lacked something from perfection

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Bottle of indeterminate age. Pours a deep brown with a ton of red hues. Funky off-white head just seems to make some bubbles at the top but lingers quite a while and leaves good lacing. Acetic aromas with touches of malt and perhaps cherry. Initially sweet for a microsecond and then the acetic flavors pounce in and just as quickly fade. Medium to lighter bodied. Quite nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
Amber,small fast fading beige head. Plentiful tight bead.Astringent winey nose. Tart fizzy flavor. Poor balance in my opinion, as the acidity completely overpowers malt, and that isnt the way it should be

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Bottled. Typical reddish colour, but more of a head than the Classic. Aroma ranges from vinegary to mustard with some hints of yeastiness. Not overly complex, though. Mustard taste with vinegary and peppery notes. Hints of grapes and grapefruit. Tart, but not in the citric way of a berliner weisse , rather like balsamico vinegar. Ends pretty sharp. As it warms up, it gains more sweetness.This beer is very interesting, though I presume that 99,9% of the world population wouldnt like it. Im still not clear on whether I like it, though it got much better as it warmed up. Therefore Im inclined to give it a good rating. Next time I drink it, Ill take it out of the fridge like half an hour before.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
As soon as the bottle is uncapped I can smell the port aroma. Pours with little head, dark copper/brown in color. Grape juice, port aromas and you can really get a sense of the sweetness and sourness of it. First taste is overpowering and puts me off balance. Flavour and sourness mellows as it settles and warms up. Suprisingly sharp finish to this with a tart sweet finish very different from the initial surge of flavour. Getting better with every sip. Cheers!

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
I guess I just dont appreciate this style, as Ive given this a second chance and the second time round it was atleast as unpleasant as I recall. Pours dark red with white fluffy head. Taste like red wine gone bad mixed with ginger-ale to me, but what do I know.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2005
This is an excellent beer and may turn me away from Lambics. Its got a nice nose, an excellent sour fruit mouth, an a very thin head. Ill be drinking more of this and will probably have a few bottles in my luggage on my return.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2005
330ml brown bottle. Poured red with subtle orange tints. Small layer of light tan head with many fine bubbles, leaves sticky lacing. Strong red wine accents in the aroma, with cherry and wet wood. Initial burst of acid and then sour cherry and green grapeskin. Very tart and quenching, not quite as complex as I expected, but still amazing. Need more!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
Dark red, small head. Strong aroma and flavor of concord grapes, almost expect to encounter seeds. Interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Redish brown hue dry red wine aroma right away you can smell the oak barrels and aciity excellent acidity in the palate... great example of the style.


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