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


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RATINGS: 2177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 Dark cherries marinate in balsamic vinegar in the nose. Ruby brown with decent tan head that recedes to cover. Sour cherries become tart and dance in a lively effervescence across the tongue though mouthfeel is quite smooth. Fantastic. Bottle. Thanks Rastacouere!
Best between 6-18 months old. Young it’s overly acidic but loses character after two years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2004
Very dark, tan head which collapses pretty quick. Aroma is cool as all get out, cherries, those evil black ones, and the vinegar overtones everyone speaks of. Already I am worried that I am not at a level to appreciate this one, it's obviously very complex but so different, like the first time I tried a kriek but more so... and I am right, this is weird, but great. The sour is finished with a tart flavour. Very quick and clean completion of the drink off the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2004
Wow. And I'm tempted to leave it at that. But I can't. Balsamic sour cherry acidic subtle alcohol aromas blast out of the bottle, let alone the glass. Dark amber brown with nice orange-tinged edges with a quickly vanishing head. Effervescent on tongue to begin your journey, before you try to decide if it is more sour or more tart before the beautiful sour cherry flavour makes it all irrelevant. Lingering smooth creamy sour finish. Gotta go have another.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5118) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 Rerate: Drank it out of a proper glass this time, still a great beer! Original rating: 330 ml bottle, ABV 6%. Drank it out of a plastic "glass" (sacrilege, I know!) at cellar temperature. Cherry-like aroma with hints of cowshed and silage. Flavour is sour/acidic/red wine vinegar-like, with strong barnyard and silage elements (not that I normally eat silage, but still...). This was my first Flemish red ale, an exciting experience! It will not be my last beer of this style. (Okay, I know I wrote my rating of the Duchesse de Bourgogne a bit earlier today, but I actually drank the Rodenbach 4-5 days before the Duchesse).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Poured a brownish red color with a whitish almost pink head. Sweet and tart cherry aroma, some oak as well. Tart cherry skins, wood, very acidic. Delightful

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
This belgian pours with a deep amber brown body topped by a little head with some lacing. The aroma is just powerful. It's sweet yet sour and malty with vinious notes and a bit of alcohol. The flaovr is equally powerful and very tastey. It's slightly sweet but mostly sour, vinious and malty with a very slight alcohol note. Medium to full bodied, surprisingly smooth and slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Purple brown, with white head. Warm mollasses alcohol smell, subtle cherry sour flavor, vodka aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2004
12 oz. An amazing beer. Incredible malty cherry blend highlighted by rich woody notes. Creamy and tart. Hard to pick up all the nuances if it isn't the first beer of the night. IMO, this is as complex as Girardin. The half bottle i had wasn't enough...I'm not sure what would be enough..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Beautiful mahogany color with a medium off-white head. Mouth watering aroma of sour cherries and a touch of barnyard funk. Sweet and sour cherry flavor, with a strong oak finish. Crisp, lightly tingly feel. Very dry finish. Yummy! Thanks from me too, herbjones!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Cloudy brown color with red highlights and a medium tan head. The aroma was very ripe...sweet cherries, oak, sourness, and a little barnyard. The flavor was full and well-rounded...sweet/tart cherries, oak, strong sourness, acidic in the finish. The feel was very crisp, and zingy. Thanks herbjones.

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