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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2007
Dark brown red coloured , no carbonation with a small brown head. Sour fruity aroma, hints of oak barrels. Full sweet sour palate with some sprankling inside. Finish is bitter sour, with a full fruity touch. Special one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
techdiver (22) - USA - APR 2, 2007
Pours a rich mahogany with a modest head. Nose of sour cherries and yeast. Taste is crisp, tart and complex. It tingles the senses as it rolls through the mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
Sweet aroma. Pomegranate. Very fruity nose. Red color. Nice head. Cherry flavor, pomegranate, sour and cranberries. Sweet yet still sour. Long finish. Too much carbonation. makes me pucker. Think of sour candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (824) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 8oz serving in a tulip glass. Dark amber/brown in color with very small head and no lacing. Very rich, vinous aroma. Flavor was much like wine, sweet, with a strong fruity/cherry flavor. I wasnít sure what to expect, it was my first Flemish sour ale, but good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 another one that i canít believe i havenít rated yet. Sour apple candy in the aroma, sweet and sour some citrus notes like tangerines. Pours dark brown with a white head. oh man, i love sours, the flavor comes out of the corner swinging, sharp sour apple, with apple skins, some oaky tanins in the middle. The flavor starts off right away then dimishes to a pleasent sourness that turns sweet. Its like drinking sour candy, sour upfront but then you get all the sugary goodness. So refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Pours off white orange maroon with a very thin head. Very distinct syrupy sour smell, with oranges and molasses mixed in. Taste is very sharp and tannic, sour funky apples and oranges come to mind. Actually, after the first sip you get used to the sharp sourness and it becomes rather pleasant. Still, extremely tart. You have to like the sour stuff to enjoy this beer. Luckily, I do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1394) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Large bottle, BB 9-13-08, 6% alcohol listed, pours a dark bronze ruby, off-white bubbles, sour fragrance with soft sweet fruit and faint flowers, faint strawberry, caramel, apple and cider aromas, faint wood fragrance, good sour in the mouth with a small malt fruit taste, citrus and dry on the palate, sourness twinges my nose with every sip, a good pucker with each drink, tart apple with sweet fruit taste, grape juice flavor, faint malt flavor, light on the palate, finishes dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
750ml bottle, shared with VeloVampire - pours a beautiful dark ruby colour, with the gradient lighting towards the bottom. Aroma is extremely sour and vinous, vinegary and fruity (cherries, red grapes, apples). Itís great. Flavour is at first an intense rush of sourness, which then gives way to reveal all the beautifully fruity, rich flavours underneath. Some nice oakiness in there as well, unsurprisingly, as well as candied sugar. I love Flemish Sour Ale, and so far this is the best one Iíve had...though I havenít had many. I want more. This stuff blows my mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
750 ml bottle, shared with StompBrockmore - lots of expectations going in to this one - they were all obliterated. Poured a dark brown with a descending gradient of darker to lighter. Aroma of red wine vinegar, sour grapes, sugar and yeast. Flavour is the most intensely sour thing I have ever had. So sour, like a sour key times 10. I loved it. It is also, earthy and lightly spiced. Beautiful, beautiful beer. Donít know how much of it I could drink in a session, but then again itís not really meant to be a session beer. Half of the bottle was a perfect amount for one sitting. I will definitely be getting this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a ruby color with minimal beige colored head that pretty much settles out. Aroma is oak, vinegar, sour cherry, green apple. Flavor is tart cherries, sour apple, vinegar, oak, vinous. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, acidic, tart, ultra dry finish. Very good.

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