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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2511) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Bottled:
.Pours deep, brownish red with a steady head. Sourish cherries on the nose. Acidic flavour of sourish cherries and oak casks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Strong sweet fruit malt flavor... raspberries and cherries dominate. Finish is smooth but very sour. Complex, flavorful and enjoyable, but a tad too sour of an aftertaste for my taste buds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 Bottle. Yeah, i like it. Nice balsamic qualities and cherry-ish acidity. Blood, iron, some caramel. Complex and refreshing, like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2002
Dark copper brown in colour. pours with big head. Has fruity tatse almost like champange. My Mum had a tatse and said it was like sewer water, what does she know.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Astoundingly complex.. too many flavours to count.. This beer has multiple personalitiess.. you can lay back and sip and enjoy the complexity and the aroma, or you can drink it as a thrist quencher because of its deliciously refreshing acidity.. However, at the price, I’m more likely to do the former..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8174) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2002
Tart tasting with some degree of acidicy. The ending is drier with an strong hints of oak. Quite musty, but moreish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wouter-j99 (4) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10381) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 I bought the bottle in 1986. Aroma: wood, cherries, sherry. Carbonation has partly disappeared. Still sour taste, but the intense sourness has eased away somewhat. Cherries, wood, chocolate and porto in the very complex taste. Almost creamy cherry aftertaste. What a great and very special beer after all those years!! Re-rate "fresh" beer best until 3/04. Creamy head. Oak, apple and cherry aroma. A good deal of sourness. Oak, cherry, some fruity sweetness and creaminess in the flavor. Has this beer become sweeter as it was some 15 years ago? It remains a beer of great depth and high quality, but I'll deduct 0,2 point from the original rating. Another re-rate: most recent Palm-Rodenbach version. Great aroma: caramel, oak, mustard. Rather vinous. Sweetish flavor: cherry, oak. Tart, but not as tart as it was 10 years ago or so. Grapefruit and even banana. Wunderful beer, even now. Not the dominating sours of the past, and I would like it less sweet, but that is partly restored by the complexity. 9 4 8 3 17 = 4.1

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2002
After the first very sour sip, the beer developed in a very complex way. I really liked the cherry taste. Excellent beer, even though you have to like this type of beer to fully enjoy it.

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