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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2006
My 10th rating! They finally count. Split with gputty. Pours golden brown, with a thin head that’s white at the edges, then turns progressively tan as it moves towards the center of the glass. Strong vinegar nose, with some sour grapes in there. Hard to get anything with all that vinegar in the way. Flavor is VERY, VERY sour. Wow. Lemon juice, and vinegar. Aftertaste is rather pleasant, after the initial sour, it turns slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2006
Bottle. Red-brown colour with a small beige head, leaving lacing Rich, fruity aroma with vanilla and yoghurt notes. Flavours starts sourly fruity, developing towards yoghurt and ending with woody notes. Well-carbonated. Packed with flavours that is a world classic for a reason.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4149) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle at Paters Vaetje. Redbrown with a little beige head, mostly diminishing, ok lacings. Aroma heavy fruity. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy acidic, long duration. Light body, watery, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2006
From 750. Dark orange brown pour with small off white head. Nose of sour grapes, apple vinegar, vanilla, oak and an underlying sweetness. Flavor is ultra sour with some lemon, almost overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2006
This one didn’t come across as favorably as I expected from a much touted beer from a style that is growing on me. Appearance was fine, the dark red to brown color with a very nice head that laced very well. Aroma was off, too much vinegar, and not enough tart fruits. The flavor was complex, started rather tart and acidic, decent amount of vinegar, somewhat wattered down tasting. Transitioned to a more tart finish with the oak coming through. Finished with some oak and even bready or yeasty hints in the after after taste (wasn’t expecting that). Mouthfeel was light and carbonated. Nice, but not my favorite, doesn’t hold a candle to Duchesse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MortenGrud (6) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006 does not count
Typical sour ale aroma, sweet and sour, perhaps some notes of lime. Colour is deep red amber, beautiful! Clear. The head is slightly brownish. Flavor is very sour, pretty sweet, like a dry white wine, parhaps some oak? Palate: light to medium body, Dry. Lively carbonation. Finish is dry. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
Bu au Mondial de la Bière, via Ommegang Brewery. Belle cuivrée, petit collet. Arome sûre plaisant. Goût sûre adorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Stunningly sour ,but you can smell the casks that they have been aging in tons of off yeast by-products,if your in to this this is the best that can be.Quenches your taste like nothing else.lots of acid in your gut afterwards.Pretty wonderful stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2006
Dark red with fuzzy white head. Bier rouge family. Smell of vinegar & sour fruits - cherries. lively carbonation. Very sour and refreshing. The finish is long and again refreshing and has a little sweetness. Fantastic, but not easy drinkable! "Must taste this style of beer more than once before you judge it" (Oerbier, duchesse etc.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Pours a clear deep red color with a thick slightly off white head. Aroma of sour cherry. Flavor is full of cherry flavors with a biting sour finish. Surprisingly refreshing on a hot day like this one. Delicious.

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