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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2266   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (176) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Sour wood smell. The carbonation escapes rather quickly, but the sour carbonated taste becomes a bit more sweetish and malty. The aftertaste results in a super dry, yet pleasantly sour feeling in the mouth. Very round taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (957) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 75cl. Small white layer. Clear dark red brown color. Aroma is oak, wood, yeast, sour candy. Taste is sour canned fruit, wood, peach candy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at the Bruges Beer Museum in Bruges, Belgium. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of oak, fruit, sour. Taste is surprisingly complex with funk, oak, apple, acidity, sour, berry, vinegar. Very complex and nicely balanced. Fantastic! I now have a bottle in my cellar and I canít wait to try it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Division23brewin (2) - - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Great oak smell. Good funky flavor. Too sweet for my taste. Big fruity flavor that is surprising without the addition of fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (728) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle that was aged for 3 yrs in my cellar, Merry Xmas. Pours mahogany, thin khaki ring of head. Nose of oak, red wine, vinous grapes, sour cherries and esters. Lots of the same with with tartness, bacterial oak notes, vinous red wine and cherries on the tongue. Lots of rich carbonation and acidity in the back of the tongue. Flemish red heaven ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle nfrom DON store in Kuzuha. Woody nose, with red wine-like notes, caramel, vinegar, and berries. Dark reddish/brown color. Gentle initial sourness, berries, and wood and more wood. Very earthy in mid palate, with a complex dark fruit character. Final moves between light sweet and ripe dark fruit. Medium thin body, moderate astringency. Good, complex flavors and more delicate than most US acid burner sour beers. Itís been a while since Iíve had this, and I had forgotten how good it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (358) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
This is grand! I like the body and the beer qualities that are not over powered by the sourness. Aroma is sour cherries, oak, faint vinegar, and a slight floral note. Taste is awesome: lots of malt/beer backbone that is punctuated by the sour cherries, grannysmith apples and faint vinegar. Finish is fizzy, bright and fruity. Overall, itís just fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (175) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
bottle at Kšnguruh Pub. redish hazy color. very little head. smells sour, apple vinegar and some marzipan. medium body, sour, some cherry, a bit too much like vinegar for me. quite a lot of carbonation. will give this another try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (734) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Deep copper/amber. Vinegar, wood, sour aroma. The taste adds fruit juice, cherries and grapes, tart bitterness and red wine tannins. Reminds me of black cherry soda. Long finish. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JaKeAFC (618) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
Didnít know this was a sour beer, what a surprise. Deep red brownish color, nice yellowish head. Nose is... oh what, it stinks like vinegar! Aroma is balsamic winegar nonetheless, with some winey overtones and red must. But in the finish some malts are trying to resurface. Taste is, surprise surprise, sour. Light to medium body, carbonated. I donít like this thing at all. Seems like this is gone bad, no way i can appreciate this. May be good as salad dressing?

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