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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: 2405   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (199) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 19, 2015
Color is dark amber with beige head.Aroma is like a lighter version of balsamic vinegar, fruity and tart. Taste starts with some fruit sweetness, like a sour cherry and gets tart and acidic to the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is also not too high. Definitely on the sour and acidic side but not difficult to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (1320) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Tap @ Sharp Edge. Dark auburn with decent head and lacing. Nice sour aroma. Very tart. Medium bodied and clean.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (442) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Tap@tuulensuu. Dark brown reddish color with thick light brown head. Aroma has sour apple, tart, berries. Taste is sour with long fruity quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of berries, sour bretta elements, cherries, vinegar. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 14, 2015
8%ABV. Saison. Nose is predictably sour with a subtle acetic aroma. But what I keep getting reminded of is green plums. Just under what you’d call ripe. There is some sour tang with a just-so lightly tart finish. Just exquisite. Aggressively carbonated. Very light on the palate. You are completely unaware that this is 8% ABV. A light clean wheat-like finish with a very nice barley flavor As beautiful a sour beer as there was one. A very clean finish. no hop character. Goes on Favorites List.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonkiedeaap (446) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is clear red/brown with a small and unstable cream colored head, carbonation is average. The aroma is fruity tones of berries and cherries, some bitterness of malts and some oak in the background. The taste is light sour, with a medium to full body. Tones of cherries and dark fruits, oak and a light fruitiness. The finish is intense, with light tones of hops, malts and cherries are long noticable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xavalias (256) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at Fermentøren Copenhagen. Dark red with a barely off-white head. The taste is brett yeasty, fruity, cherry, and a very light trace of oak. The taste is deep sour, with a controlled sweetness. Smooth aged palate, simply fantastic!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mckamey (2) - - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
The canonical Flemish Red/Brown ale. Hands down one of the most solid in the "sour" category. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cokolwiek11 (142) - - AUG 8, 2015
Brown hazy beer, low creamy head that stays on the glass and on the beer for long. Aroma: Red dry wine, fruits (sour peach, red currant), dark chocolate, wood, Smells great. Taste: high sour, flavours of fruits (sour peach, red currant), dark chocolate, red wine. Palate: medium to full body, fizzy, lively carbonation, seasoned (dry) alcohol on the finish. Overall: Brilliant beer. Impressive.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Florya (952) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : unclear light brown/redish color. Aroma : plums, cranberries, grapes, lemon. Palate : light body, average to low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novair (134) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
Pours hazy brown with no head. Low carbonation, hints of ripe plums, a bit tart at first but a sweet aftertaste.


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