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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vombat (1) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2005 does not count
Overall fantastic beer! appearance is beautiful in my tulip glass, and I can sit and smell it forever.. Amazing & superlative beer! The acidic taste requires some openmindedness the first time, but after the first shock (if not used to sour beer), you can enjoy the complexity. Maybe my favourite (but not for session drinking!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Nov 05). Fairly tasty without the sherbert like flavours I’ve found in some Flemish Sours, but in the end it was overly thin and dare I say it lacking in complexity. I imagine this would work well to cut the richness of full flavoured creamy cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Thanks HairoftheDog! Pours a rich brown/red color with a small head and just a little bit of lacing. Aroma is sour and gueuze like with fruity (specifially raspberry) undertones present. Flavor is slightly biting and sour, yet remarkably smooth. Finishes with hints of raspberries and red wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2005
Smells of rumraisin, red wine, UHU glue, malt and hops. Deep red w/ a yellow head. Very sour, almost chemical. Tight and fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2005
A dark, fruity, complex brew. Oak flavor is evident, but it’s amazingly fruity. A very high quality beer, worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blake71 (4) - Rockville, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2005 does not count
Great tasting beer! Great sour taste, which is very refreshing. Great beer overall!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Wow. First sour I’ve tried, and i must say, I love the style. Poured deep cherry red, with a great beige head. Aroma’s of cherry and vinegar. When it first hits your tounge, it is a bit sweet, but then it gets tart. very tart. Leaves the mouth with a bitt of woody bitterness. Slightly astringant, but well balenced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2005
750 ML Bottle. Beautiful bottle. Poured deep red with a thick tan head. Very creamy and nice lacing. Enticing nose with vanilla, cherry, oak, orange, vinegar and red wine. Talk about complex. This beauty of a beer gets smoother as it goes down. Tart cherry combines great with the vanilla and the orange peel. This stuff rocks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
This beer is for adventurous folk only. Actually I liked this guy a lot. I had never had a sour ale before, but apparently this is a fine specimen of the style. My first taste-impression of this beer was that it tated of A-1 steaksauce. This leads me to believe that this beer would complement beef extremely well. There is definitely a very distinct sourness about this beer. Reminds me of the Lambiks I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Large bottle. Spiritual, in the middle ages monks sense of the word. Sharpness is. Very sharp.

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