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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: 2242   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Bronze body and a soapy, grayish head. Great tart aroma of red wine and a hint of balsamic plus some earth and oak. Deep, mature flavor with nice medium-high tartness. Not too dried out like some wild beers, leaving this with some welcome balancing texture. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle from clarkvv. Pours a deep amber red w/ white fizzy head. nose is sour apple, cider, light alcohol. very sour, cidery, light alcohol in the mouth w/ apples and cranberry hints.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boetje (1) - eernegem, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
here in belgium is it hard to find . i live about 20 miles from the brewer and i cant find it in our bars . its only the normal rodenbach we can buy . but its a bit more sour but stil very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
Bottle at beerbistro. Pours a reddish brown with a small creamy white head. Aroma is very sour with hints of fruit and white wine. Taste is also very sour, fruity and quite tart. An acquired taste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Aroma: a sourness of black cherries, white grapes, and Beligum yeast
Appearance: b/c of the beer’s "frozenness" caused by a night in the freezer, the beer had only a small head with little carbonation at all. Colors are a warm oak brown.
Flavor: sour, not a whole lot of distinct flavors though (probably due to its being frozen previously and let thaw), can taste a bit of oak and some white grapes.
Palate: watery (again, probably not normal), sour at the back of the tongue, slight sour aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2005
I’m a dumbass. I threw this one in the freezer the other day to chill it quickly before putting it in the fridge... forgot about it. Ended up with a Rodenbachsicle. When I found her, she had a little semi-frozen trail of bubbles coming out from under the cap, which still at least looked like it was attached. So I popped it, let it foam a little bit, dug out some of the ice at the top, and recapped with my homebrewing equipment. Fast forward two days and I have it back in liquid form, probably about 9-10 ounces from the bottle. Poured without much of head, but still smells wonderful. Full on flemish sour chewey caramel-like malts, sweet black cherries, plums, raspberries... oh my this is an incredible aroma. Without too much carbonation it’s still not that bad of a drink, the flavors are vivid plum and prickly oak, with some more subtle butter perhaps in the finish. An amazing beer, even after my mess-up, that bites the back of the throat and tickles the tongue. I love this style, and can not get enough.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TinyClanger (41) - West Sussex, West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2005
Poured a deep ruby colour with a tight, fairly creamy but rather short-lived ivory-coloured head. Sour cherry on the nose, rather like a kriek but less so, with hints of vanilla and cranberry. Initial sharpness on tongue gives way to a blast of cherry flavour that fades into a long, sour, refreshing finish. Nicely chewy, and leaves you with a feeling your tongue’s been coated with cherries. Plus the paper-wrapped bottle makes it feel like Christmas Day! [Edit: bottle aged about four years - definitely one to lay down!]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle at the stuffed sandwich. Pours a fizzy reddish brown with very little head and what there is fizzes away. Aroma of sour cherries and vanilla. Oaky med. sour w/ a sweetish cherry finish. Med bodied. Fairly oxidized. Med. dry. I think this bottle was past it’s prime.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2005
Bottled. Red brown coloured with a lacing beige head. Acidic aroma with notes of woods and berries. Acidic flavour dominated by wood with notes of balsamico and berries. Acidic woody finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorqui (2113) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 30, 2005
Red dark color, tending to the brown. Lightly torbid and much bubbly. Delicate and intense scent; determined notes of red fruit, Bonarda, red racy wine and Lambrusco. Modest and balanced bitter. Sturdy and lightly alcoholic taste. Slightly acidulous and of long persistence finish.


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