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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2563   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotaman14 (533) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - JUN 10, 2016
Deep red body with a pink head. Funky aroma, with horseradish, carrots and red wine notes. Sour, tart, fruity taste with a very fruity cherry aftertaste. Medium body with fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ludos68 (11) - - JUN 9, 2016
Si presenta di un colore rosso intenso limpida, schiuma ocra non molto persistente. Al naso note acetiche quindi frutti rossi. Man mano che si scalda emergono aromi di ciliegia, legno quindi prugna secca ed una certa vinositŗ. In bocca dopo un impatto acetico ritroviamo gli stessi sapori presenti in aroma. Il finale Ť acetico controbilanciato dal dolce della frutta rossa matura. Aromi complessi ma con una sorprendente facilitŗ di bevuta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (117) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours very dark red with a thin sheen of light tan head. Very hazy. As expected a definite tart note hits first on the nose - hints of cherry, strawberry, black currant balsamic vinegar, above underlying molasses/caramel and assorted dark dried fruits. Tart/sour characteristics are not too overbearing and is balanced by a prominent fruity sweetness. A small spicy/fruity belgian yeast note is buried under here somewhere. Taste wise thereís a similar big fruity sour/tart note to begin with which gives way to a lingering bready/biscuity malt aftertaste. Again the tart note is not too sharp is balanced by fruity sweetness in the form of cherry, strawberry and other red/dark fruits. Very reminiscent of sour sweets (e.g. haribo) in this regard - a good thing as far as iím concerned!. More spicy/fruity esters to be found here - slight hint of banana in the maltier aftertaste. Body is fairly medium and texture isnít too sticky, though the finish is long and wet. First of the "Flemish Red" style iíve tried and really easy drinking for me compared to other sour beer styles from the region. Might be a better starting place for newcomers to sour beer than say a Gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mandreste (7) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2016 does not count
Aroma is oaky fresh and sour. Soury, oaky after taste. Remembers Faro. Apearance is dark caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2108) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
330 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. This one is for the book, but I have some pretty high hopes for it. The pour is a dark brown with some ruby shining through and a thin ring of bubbly head that leaves a couple spots of lace. The aroma is interesting. There is a nice fruity tartness up front with a lingering maltiness throughout. Itís not too shabby, but itís pretty basic in terms of the cherry. The flavor is very cherry dominated. There is a nice tartness to it, but itís surprising that itís got a strong sweetness as well. I like the cherry, but the maltiness is surprising. Iím not crazy about that as a sour beer. The mouth feel is decent. Thereís a good body and a nice carbonation to really help it blend in nicely. This one is pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspencer78 (24) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours dark brown with red highlights and with a pale thin head. Aroma of vinegar and fruit. Medium carbonation with medium body. Taste is sour fruit and vinegar with very clean aftertaste. Great great thirst quencher and very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (713) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2016
Even buiten mijn comfort zone: een sour red/brown. Aroma en smaak van kersen, rood fruit en hout. Zuur met een klein zoetje erin en heerlijk fris. Prima bier ondanks dat het niet mijn favo style is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (542) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
ABV: 6% Best before October 14, 2017.
Bought from Belgian Happiness. Poured in a glass from Orrefors, Sweden.

Clear, dark mahogany colored. Beige head.

Nose: Red berries, sour cherry, some caramel and oak.
Taste: Oh! This is so good! Tart, vinegar, oak and ripe apples.
Mouth: Medium carbonation. Medium body. Dry ending.

Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBroFla (8) - - MAY 30, 2016 does not count
Rodebach Grand Cru is one of my favorite beers. Has a very refreshing taste almost like a semi-dry champagne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alvaro78 (209) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2016
En aroma frutos rojos ácido y vino Buen color rojo intenso con espuma leve toda la birrA En boca se nota la vise del vino y frutos rojos ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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