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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2241   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Deep ruby red with a thin rim of foam. Intense cherry/sour aromas. Flavor is also a balance of sweet cheeries and tart, acidic characteristics. Wonderfully balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 Bottled: Dark amber. Hazed. Medium lasting head. Has this great mingle of sweet and sour in the aroma, that makes you want to try it. Vinegar and spices in the flavour with a nice sweet touch. Dry in the aftertaste. This must be a perfect aperitif.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Sharp is a good word for this beer. It has a yeasty aroma, with some vinegra type aroma. It looks chocolate in color. Taste pretty sour, but more than that fruity sweet. If you are looking for a sour beer, this by far is my tops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2003
This marvelous concoction is a pleasure to the senses that encourages a Pavlovian salivation just thinking about it. This is one of the world's greatest beers! The lactic and ester complexity, as well as the contibutions from oak make this a pleasing symphony of flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 Second time around - I liked this a lot better. ------- deep red beer with light brown head that disappears fast. The aroma is very fruity with notes of cherry, kriek, tree and acid. The flavor is acidic sweet because of the mixed fermentation. It has a very powerful start, then a bit watery in the middle and ends with a sharp typical gueze aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Cherry yogurt blended with oats and thinned with wine, then fermented to all hell with some aggressive yeast. This doesn't have the pleasant hop spiciness of the New Glarus version and less cherry action, in fact, so I'd say its not as good. Neither of them float my boat, though, so maybe my newness to the style is crying out here in the wilderness. It's complex, to be sure, and the occassional rise of chocolate or roast is really intriguing, but in the end its not an enjoyable complexity for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 Draught: I didn’t expect the aroma of this: It was a lot like a fine red wine. There were some notes of sour cherries in there, as well as some sweet malts. A dark reddish-brown/amber color. There was a bit of an off-white head with some lacing. Deliciously sour taste of cranberries/apples. Excellent!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2003
Lactic sourness and notes like fermenting grass (in a good way). Deep red, head did not last long for me. Refreshing sourness, which cleans the palate wonderfully. Tastenotes of srawberries and apples. Leaves a nice tingle on the tounge, which i wish would last longer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 tastes amazing something like cranberry tart classy wine syrup but with a beer head thanks heaps to eczematic for this one the only grand cru i like better is 2 lame to mention

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4294) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2003
Frothy headed beer, with a sour apple aroma. The flavour is very citric and sour, which makes it very difficult to drink. Not my cup of tea.

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