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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle - December 2006 - Thanks Omhper! Pours a beatifull, clear shiny burgundy with some orange hues and a small but lasting and creamy beige head. Aroma is pure hedonism, sensual vinous streams reach my nose, seconded by touches of sweet vinegar, nail polisher and hints of red fruits. Taste is shocking... vinegary, sour, acid, ending in cherries and a touch of wood, I´m challenged in every sip. Mouthfeel is really refreshing, like a lemonade, complex and leaves a curious, maybe gentle but very lasting aftertaste of vinous fruit, mustard??. An experience on its own...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Deep copper pour with a large frothy off-white head. Sour brett aroma with notes of apple, pear, cherry, sweet dark fruit and oak. Strong sour cherry flavor that makes you pucker on the first sip and finishes with a deep earthy oak flavor. Nice medium body with a very gentle carbonation and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours amber with pinkish hues that make this one appear watered down. Aromas of model glue, vinegar and sour fruits. Taste is hot with plenty of alcohol vapor and sour cherries. Would have thought the ABV to be higher. Gets better as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 750 ml bottle via Roth’s. My first Flemish sour ale..woohoo...only took 450 ratings to get to it... Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice size head. Nose is vinous and there are notes of cherries, apples, strawberries,and cantelop and of course some oak. Also is givng me a serious bout of the sneezes, lol. Tastes just like is smells and goes down very smooth. Has a very very tart cherry finish. Moderate carbonation with a medium to full body. Easy to drink, although one glass will be plenty, i do not see myself drinking a 750 in one session.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with an average frothy off-white head, mostly lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie), average hops (flowers, citrus, lemon), average yeast (dough, musty) with notes of cherry, raspberry and cinnamon. Average duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness, vinegar; wonderful tart fruity flavor, malty, lively carbonation and notes of oak. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2006
My first flemish sour ale. Dark mahogany brown body with medium off-white head. Aroma of sour grapes and vinegar. Flavor is lightly spicey and fruity in your mouth with an intensely tart finish. Not something I can drink a lot of but still a very respectable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2006
750ml cork and cage bottle. Unfiltered with a deep brown hue with reddish highlights. Total coaoa and cherries in the nose. Tart fruit and vanilla and a subdued lemony citrus in the aroma. Flavor is similar. Great cocoa, chocolate flavor pepped up by the astringent tart cherry flavor. I loved this! Complex and layered. Going between tart and sweet, both sides having a complexity all its own. This is superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BakerStMuse (19) - USA - DEC 10, 2006
On draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philly. Tart, tangy and fruity. Overpowering at first sip, but actually quite pleasant as it progresses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymologist (30) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Consider the flavor a smack across the face in subzero weather. This beer cuts into you like a paper cut from a porn mag: it stings, sure, but there’s still a naked woman staring at you. A bit over the top for my taste, but I respect this--it knows what it wants, and knows how to get it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Funknmilla (734) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 750 ml bot..."smells like feet and ass"-J.S..sour vinegar smell and actually it reminds me of homemade fruit wine...nice foam..brown color.....tastes like tart, unripe apples..a delightful taste yet displeasing all at the same time..a well crafted beverage...my first of this type..it really grows on you....food paring: sweet sausage....:)

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