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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Another surprise from the Bockyhorseys! Bottle poured dark brown with a huge off white head and thick lacing. Aroma is yeasty and tart. Flavor is sweet and fruity with a nice sour finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Pours clear red with a medium sized off white head. Lasts in a little sudsy small beaded form. Spiced aroma is very yeasty and tart of ripe fruit, ink (sharpy and paper) and sticky malts. Quite sour and vineous. Lots of griotte cherrys and macerated grape flavours. Kiersh. Extremely,but pleasantly,dry. Very sweet and syruppy at room temperature. Alcohol is more pronounced that the total abv might suggest. Sour milk, smooth. Crisp and peppery carbonation. Nutty roast in the back ground. Minerals and herb stems. Carrot. Very complex. I canít believe Iíve not rated this one by this point. I have only drank a couple cases of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2005
very strong bouquet...malts with a fermented cider type aroma, almost like a vinegar. pours a dark brown with a creamy layer of head that formed a thin coating on top of the beer. taste was shockingly sour (especially because the bottle is in french and i thought this was a belgian strong ale...oops). after the initial shock wore off, the flavor is mildly enjoyable, still with the heavy feel of vinegar in your mouth. to call this an interesting beer would be an understatement, and i donít honestly think i will be looking for more in this genre, but if you like having the inside of your mouth shrivel up from the explosion of sour in your mouth, this is your beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 it has a very pleasant aroma and pretty color. medium bodied, itís fruity w/ sweet tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Finally got around to tasting this Secret Santa present, and it was worth the wait. The experince of getting that first whiff that was almost like a good cabernet, with a touch of good vinegar. Sour cherry, woody, and vinegar make this really appetizing and fun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Bottle pours reddish amber, medium frothy white head, spotty lacing, with light carbonation. † Very nice aroma, tart, oakish, immature cherries, and slightly vinegary.   Cherry and vinegar are not as strong on the tongue as in the nose. † Althought it is quite tart and woody. † Great body, with a medium to full mouthfeel. † As it warms a bit more of the Cherry emerges. † Smooth finish, not as tart as it starts. † Fairly dry too. † Not bad! † Thanks goes out to CapFlu for sharing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 since there is no more Alexander, this will have to be the one. Pours a Deep cloudy Amber with a nice tan head with nice lacing. Aromas of sour funk, apples, a little soap. Flavors of the same with a nice sour finish that begs for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
My first sour ale. Interesting reddish maple colour and scent of sweet kosher wine, strangely enough. The sourness is really electrifying, and itís hard to believe itís not a fruit ale of some kind. However, the touch of woody bitterness keeps it rounded. More than anything, the slick, slightly champagne-like texture made this incredibly drinkable -- I just wish I had more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2005
This is a good Flemish Sour Ale. Cherry and Tart flavors. Finishes chewy, sticky, and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1515) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2005
great aroma, perfect for the style. Tart, incredibly complex, cask is quite obvious. Magnificent brew but it lacked something from perfection

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