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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2379   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Pours like Iced Tea with a foamy head. Iíve had my share of Flemish Sour Ales and this one is rated rather generously. Itís definitely sour and vinegary, which I love but itís thin. Not much flavor. Iíve tried it twice just to make sure I tasted it correctly. I enjoyed it and will still drink it but there are better oneís out there, this was overrated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
Bright cherry red with a huge sweet and sour aroma,nice frothy head.Obviously this has a sour taste,but its really good,not a beer that you could drink many of in one sitting,but you have to respect it, because you can tell that its taken some skill and you do get the feeling that you are having something a bit special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Very fruity and sour. Hints of apple. Definitely smells like balsamic vinegar. Ruby brown complexion. Nice amount of sweetness. Beautiful looking brew. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Crsip, fruity aroma - cherry, wet hay, citrus, balsamic vinegar. Clear ruby color, dense off-white head. Solid acidity, nice balance of fruitiness, caramel, and grains. Medium body, crisp. A really nice Flemish sour, great balance of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2005
One of the best refreshers on a hot day, a very good companion to the right light dish. If you like the style it is a really crowd pleaser.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, soy, cherry, lemon. Spritzier mouthfeel than I recall from previous samples. Superb tart finish. Gorgeous beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Update 2 years later: Funny that I thought this was infected. Ah, the wonders of an untrained palate.

I think this beer was a bit infected, which is a bit unfortunate because the rating would probably be my highest yet if it wasnít. Nose was dominated by vinegar, though had very nice sour notes, fruityness. Pour unfortunately was not as red as Iídve liked, though still well balanced, nice head, no lacing. Taste was vinergary, super sour, lemon, lime, orange, a little bit of sweetness. Nice effervescent palate made me burp a ton. Awesome beer still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle. Reddy brown with very thin off white head. Sour fruity nose, very interesting with some stale beer. Cherries and red fruit, sour but not overly so in the mouth with more red cherry fruit and then pleasant sour sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Clear dark reddish amber with frothy off-white head & lace. Aroma is vinegary & sour with hints of cherries. Flavor is cherries, plums, a hint of malt. Finishes dry with an "almost past the due date"-wine finish. Interesting. Would like to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2005
750 ML Bottle: Coppery amber w/ a lasting off white lasting head. Sour aroma @ first as well as musty with hints of cocoa. Raisiny, over ripe dark fruit, light caramel, and buscuity malt. Toasty malt as it warms with a floral estery nose. Well balanced w/a bit if tartness up front. Sourness is not overwhelming like I thought it would be. Toasted malt, sour cherries, & even a bit sweet up front. Medium dry finish is a bit tart, with leathery and herbal aftertaste. Estery in the finish as well, like a combination of raisins and dried apricots as well as acidic. Medium carbonation, not as high as expected, a bit dry in the mouth, alcohol is a non factor. Nice beer, but Iím not as impressed as I probably should be! Iím not a fan of sour beers, and this one is not over the top, but I prefer the non sour Belgians.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 200 201 202  203  204 205 206 » 238

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50