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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: 2307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (389) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2015
Pours deep amber with white head. Aroma is vinegary, light berries. Flavors are sour, with hints of oak, very light sweetness, sour berries. Really well balanced, very pleasant beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Backlog. Small pour from a bomber. Sour, tart, funky and fruity with mild sweetness, light oak and vanilla. Very nice, a classic for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopsandBolts (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
On tap at the Beer Markt.

Appearance: Pours a deep red brown with minimal head.

Aroma: Grapes, sour cherries, bubble gum, Belgian yeast.

Flavours: Grapes, bubble gum, wine gums, sour cherries, that lambic yeast taste I can’t quite describe.

Mouthfeel: Medium viscosity with higher carbonation.

Overall: A really nice Belgian sour. I’ve been waiting a while to try this and wasn’t disappointed. Great combination of flavours and aromas. The sourness was quite present but not overwhelming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (446) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep dark red colour, off-white head. Rich vinous nose and taste with sweet red fruits, grapes, plums, tard cherries and green apples, nice creamy malty base too, lightly spicy: complex. Lingering sweet and sour cherry finish, dry too. Good body, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (701) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a brownish reddish color with a faint light tan head. Aroma is a pleasant mix of light tartness, flanders sour character, some cherry fruits. Flavor is a well balanced sweet and tart, although I’d probably like it a little more on the tart end. Overall a very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (685) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 4, 2015
Cloudy dark brown color, small to medium sized off-white head. Aroma, wow. Liquor candy (Griotte), chocolate, wooden barrel (oak), plum, cherry, brown sugar, red wine. Taste is extremely sour, with dominant notes of grapes, and even more cherry. Lively carbonation, creamy texture, thin to medium body. Long sour finish. This one is extremely complex, not everyday beer, but quite unique and enjoyable.
(Vrutak 0,33l bottle)

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chromeotaphor (73) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Zoet zurig bessen/kersen aroma caramel achtig mooi fris en fruitig. Prachtig donker rood bruinig gekleurd met een kleine schuimkraag. Komt heel smeuig zacht binnen met weinig carbonatie met een zachte frisse zurigheid die overheerst. Body van kersen en bessen met een zurige houtachtige caramel diepgang. Met een mooie droge fruitige kruidige zure (zeer lange) afdronk die aan een mooie wijn doet denken. Kortom, verfrissend met diepgang en een prachtige complexiteit. G-E-W-E-L-D-I-G.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (179) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
belle robe rouge foncée, belle mousse. Nez puissant sur la cerise acidulée, le noyau, l’amande amère sur un fond balsamiquet boisé. Bouche tout en élégance et en fruit, un bel équilibre d’ensemble. Une bière de soif.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMR (423) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a dark brown glass of beer. It is a fruity beer with a strong overruling sour aroma.Very good within it’s own style but I personally start to get bored with sour beers after a couple of sips and I’m afraid the Rodenbach Grand Cru was no exception.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatbarbu (30) - sherbrooke, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
375ml boqiebiere. A louverture on sens une confiture de cerises sures bien mures, vinaigré aussi. Une belle rouge opaque avec col blanc cassé.Wow sa promets. En bouche le corps est saisissant, bien crémeux avec un côté caramel torréfié au beurre. Un coté boisé qui colle au palais. Un peu trop vinaigré a mon gout mais tout de meme tres plaisant. La finale est longue et laisse le coté vinaigré se prolonger, avec le gateau cerise mure et le chene qui englobe le tout. Une ttes bonnr bière qui explose de saveurs.


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