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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: 2380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Nice burgundy color with an off white head that quickly disappears. Sour, vinegar smell. Even more so in the flavor. Quite refreshing and thirst quenching, but it is becoming too much as I reach about the half way point of my 750 bottle. A classic that I will revisit at some future date.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 Re-rate: 10/122/06. Pours dark ruby/mahogany into a snifter. Sour malt aromas. Fizzy with upfront sour cherry and a lasting bitter cherry finish. Quite different from my first bottle. Ratings note difference. Bad Bottle 2/24/06: Smells quite vinegary. Deep golden color. Fizzy palate. Very sour. My god is this sour. White vinegar sour - probably would make a good marinade. 5/4/4/4/10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
Clear and dark amber with amedium sized tan head. Sour, fruity aroma. Taste has notes of cherry, caramel, lemon and citric tart sourness with some wood. Full and round and smooth on the palate. A nice sour ale indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
12oz bottle via trade but I can’t remember from whom I got this. Thanks! - Pours copper with ruby highlights and a fair tan head. Aroma is cherry, a touch of vinegar but also some vanilla and oak character as well. Flavor is sharply sour notes of cherry, vinegar, yeast, and that vanilla and oak come in and smooth it over with just a touch of caramel. Palate is vineous and somewhat acidic. Finish is somewhat sour. Definitely unique and surprisingly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Sample at tasting. This was my first experience with any sort of flemish sour which I can honestly say is a lot different from anything I’ve experienced thus far. An aroma and flavor of sour mix, vinegar, and grape juice with lots of carbonation...perhaps too much for my taste. It was a very interesting and powerful flavor, aroma and mouthfeel but it was also very hard to drink. Very acidic and sour, it was hard to find anything else. Perhaps my tounge is not ready to fully appreciate this style. Perhaps it never will be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 So....now for a good bottle. tasted......uhhh like a month ago or sumthin. clear red/ amber with a white head. big sour apple aroma. extremely tart apple flavor. nice light sweet notes trying to balance the flavor.....but hey its a sour.....you want it to be tart and sour. crisp tart acidic finish. medium dry finish. medium body. almost sparkling carbonation. very nice. refreshing.......its funny that i gave a good bottle the same rating that i gave the bad bottle. for about a year I have been wondering if this beer would make a better salad dressing than a beer.....turns out wintersdying and I choked down a bottle of vinegar and i gave it a 4.............what? i thought it was supposed to be sour.....and it was.....but it is much better if you get a good bottle. Original rating.........apparently this bottle was bad.....but i still gave it a 4. 8-4-8-4-16=4 light brown/ dark red color with an off white head. aroma of sour cherry and vinegar with a hint of vanilla. nice medium body with refreshing carbonation. extremely sour with a lingering finish. one of the most intense beers i have had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillieMaria (21) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Red-brown colour. Smells sour fruity. Even more sour than Duchesse. Incredible sourness in flavour. Slight acethon. No bitterness, instead sourness. Nice balance of sour and sweet. Dry. Amazingly yummy! Oak barrel character. Somewhat vineous. Big on Co2.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
"Not what i expected from Rodenbach. This one is good but not top notch like the others i have had. Poured a dark brown color with a huge head which had amazing lacing, last even after i was done the beer. SMelled of vinegar. Tart flavor. Mouthfeel was light and carbonated. "

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Deep mahogany reddish color, with a tan-colored head, cherry skin fruitiness nose, with some quite oaky, vinous notes, with a vinegary accent and faintly caramel malt aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate, with some red wine tannic notes, mild tartness, cherry pits fruitiness character, even a vanilla touch, very nice oakiness flavors, leading towards a sour fruity and winey acidic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geiserich (3698) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 4, 2006
Bottled:
Sourly kriek aroma. Rubin red color, off-white head. Many similarities to a kriek with notes of cherries, barrique and very sourly with sweet componentes. This brew is a real hammer.


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