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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Nice aroma, pretty oaky, a little sour and sweet. Taste hits tangy at first, then has a sweet middle and tangy finish. Carbonated nicely. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3509) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2007
750ml bottle, stamped 20/09/07 (bought on sale for 6 bucks). Finally going to rate this. Just to start off for me this a great beer, I know the cynics will say it *was* better, before its was pasteurized. Well, I never had it *back then* but I think its great just as is. Poured into a wine glass with a small but strong head, which eventually loses almost all lacing. Color is a murky dark red with medium clarity. Aroma is really strong and acidic on the nose. The lightly vinegar sourness is the most apparent aspect but beneath that there is a nice light sweet maltiness (biscuit) and almost like a light cocoa. Taste is all sour, mouth-puckering, cherry. The nice thing is the sourness subsides for a minute and then there is a rebound effect where a second way of sour just punches you back on the palate. Leaves a light strawberry jam aftertaste while the sourness just tingles every sour region on your tongue. Seems highly carbonated but I believe it’s the acidity that does it. Just a delight of a drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a ruby/brown with a one finger light tan head that fades to a thin ring. Very acidic aroma with notes of cherries, oak, green apple, dark fruit, and light caramel. Taste is the same as aroma just more intense and slightly sweet. Tingly acidic mouthfeel. A great example of a Flemish Sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1497) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a copper color with a tan head. Aroma is sour with cherry, caramel, dark fruits, apple, sweet malts, and some oak. An absolutely delicious aroma. Very tart. Flavor is sour cherries, oak, apples. Slightly acidic finish. The tartnes settles down as you drink. Very delicious, probably my favorite flemish sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 Thanks to JK for sharing. Wonderful sour nose with the faintest hint of cherry. Dark amber pour with almost no head. Delicious sour flavor with some hints of the cherry again. Tart finish with the faintest hint of basalmic vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5543) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Thanks goes to JK for sharing this. From a 330 ml brown bottle, this brew pours a reddish brown color with a small light tan head. Lots of carbonation with a sticky lacing. Aroma of strong red wine, some vinegar, cherry, Dr Pepper, and moist hard wood. Taste is sour cherry, musty raspberries and a tart aftertaste. Kind of reminds me like drinking a sour port than a beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (1792) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle. What an aroma! Raisins, plums, rum, alcohol, some fruit (pineapple?) in a wonderful taste for the nose. Wonderful flavour - like a sweeter geuze. Dark red/brown with a thick light-brown head which disappears quickly. Sparkling, velvety. Taste of grapes, cherry and cola. Wonderful, long finish. Truly an original and spectacular beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2007 Bottle. Pours brown with some red highlights. Beautiful aroma of sweet and sour cherries highlighted by oak. Sour cherries on the palate followed by notes of wood, sour grapes, cherries and sour yeast. Develops quite nicely in the glass. Finishes sweet, sour and long. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 Red brown color. Both aroma and taste are mostly sour. This is different, and refreshing, however. Medium body. An unique beer that really is unique!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish color with a longlasting off-white head. Tart sour and slightly acidic aroma with some hints of wood. Sweet malty and slightly tart flavor with hints of wwod. Fruity malty tart finish.

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