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

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RATINGS: 2478   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Wow was this a unique beer! I have never had a flemish sour, and man did this nock me off my feet. The aroma was very funky cheese, with acidity and a little bit of fruits. The taste had some of that same acidity with a little bit of vinegar to it. Fruits also came through in the taste, and boy was this stuff sour with a mouth puckering and cheek collapsing effect with evry sip. Overall the beer was very interesting and good/refreshing in a weird way. I dont know that I will drink flemish sours all the time, and I dont think I can really handle a whole 750 ml bottle of any flemish sour, but it was good, it was ineresting, and I am glad I tried it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 16, 2006
VEry good, it was at last tried. BUt the taste it very good. Sour and sweet. Good foam. Very orange in colour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 bottle. dark amber color. malt and hoppy aroma. sweet and woody. bit of chokolate. nice sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle. Murky brown colour, ruby notes. Thin bubbly white head. Very harsh acetic nose, gueuze smell. Raspberry. Sour fruity malty. Heavily carbonated in the mouth. Sourish and vinous quality to it. Nice and complex. Grape. Cherry. Finishes malty and sweet. Very good, if a little acetic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle thanks to Mr Dixen (Go Steelers!). Pours dark amber coloured with a thin head. Very nice complexity. Both malty and hoppy with nots of dark fruits, oak, caramel, balsamico, wood, dark chocolate, vinegar and berries. HURRA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3541) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Nice dark amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with oaky and fruity notes. Its sour taste carries various flavors of berries and hops, with some woody, caramel and even subtle black chocolate hints. Ends with a sharp, strong, long fruity/sour finish. Excellent example of Flemish Sour Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2006
[bottle] Brownish red color, with a bubbly, tan head. Nice aroma of sour cherries, vinegar and slight wood. Flavors are nice and sour up front, with some sharp berries (cherry, blackberry), and vinegar. Finishes very dry and sort of musty. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blu (11) - Villorba, ITALY - SEP 8, 2006
Bottled 33cl. Dark copper in color, beige colored head, medium quantity, medium persistance. A minimum but fine perlage. The acetic is dominant in aroma and flavour with relevant notes of red fruits (cherry), orange and biscuit? (from the nose), vinegar and pepper. Medium body, long finish, extra dry. I like it a lot!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 Tap: Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that fades quickly. Has a sharp aroma of raspberries, oak, passion fruit, and a funky hint of barnyard. It’s acidity nice and sharp. It has plenty of raspberry fruitness. Has a nice subtle oakey aspect. It’s very slightly astringent, which makes me curious about older vintage versions.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - SEP 3, 2006
Brownish colour, nice head. I will again have to thanks to my belgian mate Oğuz Can. Very very sour taste, Acidy and nice scent. A good beer.


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