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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: 2578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2007
In the 750 mL bottel from Beertopia. Pours dark reddish brown. Clear with a medium dark beige head. Aroma of vinegar and raisins. At warming, the oakiness emerges to the scent. Flavor is less acidic than most and drinkable in spite of the style. I like the pronounced oak flavors in this one making it more than a glass of vinegar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Bottle. Pours nice red/chesnut with a beige head. Aroma is sour cherries, tart apple, oak, as well as sweet malty notes. Flavor is mostly the same, the sides of the tongue catch the strong sour notes, while the sweet oaky vanilla hits the front, and a somewhat bitter finish lingers at the back. This beer is just as deep and complex as any wine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
Appearance: Red brown thick tan head with a pinkish colour. Aroma: Sour cherries, chocolate light acetic acid aroma Flavour: Fruity, berries, Cassis and balsamic vinegar. Clean sharp sourness matched with sweet malt and fruit. Vanilla, berries and vinegar. Mouthfeel, Medium bodied fluffy and tannic like a red wine. Overall: Fruity sweet and sour. Big berryish profile No hops to speak of. LIngering tannins and chocolate covered cherries in balsamic vinegar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2007
750ml bottle. My first Flemish Sour. Pours a red brown color with a big bubbly head. Aroma is tart, sour, buffalo chicken sandwich. Taste is tart and sour as well. The level of sourness is just right, not overdone. Interesting for sure.

3.5
   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.

4.5
   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.

2.6
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (835) - 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 wasn’t sure what to expect, it was my first Flemish sour ale, but good overall.

4.2
   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 can’t believe i haven’t 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.

3.9
   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.


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