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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Super-dark red with a powerful aroma of rich fruit and vinegar. You know this is going to be extremely sour before you taste it. Yes it's very tart and full of mouth puckering sharpness , but the flavors of grapes and cherries burst through with some balancing sweetness to provide a most unique experience. Definitely an acquired taste-I don't think you could drink more than one at a sitting because of the sourness. Little or no trace of malt to be found. Really an unusual one to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Had this one in Brussels... I really enjoyed it; not too powerful, but nice and tart. Dry finish... good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 17, 2003
At the brewery. Beautiful head, great reddish golden color. Tart aroma, with a bit of sweetness in the background. Exceptionally dry and tart. A very nice thirst-quencher. World-class!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Garnet almost blood colour. Large head that settled to a smooth rich foam. Pungent aroma of wood and vinegar.Beautiful sour brett taste. Malts start to make themselves apparent after the initial sour shock. Wonderful deep musty, earthy tones appear full of noble rot. A complex beer that is also oddly refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2003
Bottled. Shit! This beer caught me off guard. Wow was it sour. Not the beer I was looking for at this our. Blood red, gismy red head, tastes like 3 week old milk. Sour as you like. No room for negotiation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
While there is a lot of complexity here, in its own way it is a very simple, elegant beer. My mouth has been immune to strong sour flavors, the kind that make your jaw react--my friend had such a reaction to this beer but I found this not-at-all uncomfortable on the palate. The initial flavor is the sour-ish, vinegar tones, but one or two seconds in I loved the layer of cherry/grape that I found. It seemed natural but resonated with a memory I have of a flavor from childhood, perhaps a kind of candy or coughdrop that I used to get. The carbonation here really supports this well--without it I would be disappointed, but with it this is an easy-drinking, soft, enjoyable concoction.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PeterHollander (20) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2003
Draught. Straight from the cask at the brewery, a rare treat. Almost red, very complex. Hints of wood and vinegar. Very sour, with notes of ripe fruit (cherry ?). Wonderfull beer.Visit this brewery when you can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5742) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2003 Bottled. Dark red with an off-white head. Aroma from vinegar and could it be mustard(?). Quiet refreshing, with an sour flavour. A bit lemonade-ish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2003
Copper or red/dark color with an off-white frothy head. Clear vinegar aroma and flavor - refreshing. Somewhat cider-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012
2012-11-12, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Dark color with red shades; creamy head but not persistent. Sour aroma, a bit acetic, fruit, rotten fruits too (not exactly fresh, almost fruit flies prone). Highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel; good caramel flavor with red fruit tones, medium acidity and just a shade of acetone. In the final, there is a light impression of acetone.
Could be more complex, probably still young, but already pleasant.

2012-03-25, draught at Fairbar, Århus, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy red dark amber color, with thin head. The aroma has mild sourness, and a fruity character. The body has an average strength, the mouthfeel is smooth (high carbonation); good flavor of caramel, with sharp acidity, vinegar traces, and fruity backbone. Very good.

2010-10-29, draught at Plan B, 6-4-6-3-13=32
Dark brown color, small head. The aroma is very vinegary. The body is quite lean; there is some caramel aroma, limited residual sweetness, and an evident acetic character; a bit fruity. Sour, but not the most pleasant one.

2003-06-24, bottle, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Beautiful red-amber color. Acetic, sweet and astringent. Pleasant but not impressive, nor particularly fruity.

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