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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (822) - Amager (form. Nřrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Best before 13 & 16. Brown/reddish with beige head. Head last longer with the fresher sample, which also has a lot more carbonation propelling the tart aromas into ones nose. Malt present in both but the oldest sample leaves a lot more in terms of port aromas and dark fruit, both have a tart flavour with some sweetness, but the stored bottle just leaves a more complex impression and is my favourite. Score for the fresh sample: 8-4-8-4-16. This rating is for the old sample. I would be able to drink more of the fresh beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
storskurk (117) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
Smagning af en ny og en 3 år gammel Grand Cru. 1 dufter mere syrlig end 2. Meget mere mælkesyre. Ikke så meget krop men meget forfinet og kompleks. Først brus, vildgær, let sødme, let karamelstrejf. Slutter med mellem kropsfylde og en tør finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lau_caspar (14) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
Ĺrgang 2013 og 2010. Syrlig i duft. Meget markant. Den gamle er mere maltet. Rigtig drjlig.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (336) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber brown with a solid beige head that holds better than any sour I’ve seen. Cherry, balsamic, raspberry and oak on the nose and reflected perfectly on the tongue. Sour astringency that makes your mouth curl, but not to the point of discomfort. Dry finish and very drinkable for a sour. A fine beer

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappis**d (18) - Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Drank this sat in the sun on De Panne Beach , pours very cloudy red, taste is tart with a carbonated tang,and hinted at fruitiness, seemed a little thin, maybe I had a duff bottle or I just need to try it again.......apparently hard to find so must buy a bottle while I’m still Here in Belgium

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BagerPL (117) - - SEP 22, 2014
Piana drobnop?cherzykowa. Kolor ciemny zmetniony. Zapach odpowiadajacy zapewne stylowi i le?akowaniu w beczce. Kwaskowate w smaku, orze?wiaj?ce. Pozostawiaj?ce kwaskowaty posmak. Zdaje si? ?e wyst?puje w aromacie aceton.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (112) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours dark red brown, very cloudy and small tan head. Aroma is very grapes and cherries, oak is prevalent and this carries a strong wine aroma. Taste is immediately tart cherries and grapes with a transition into woodiness. Tartness lingers. Very nice

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (513) - POLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Barwa: głęboko miedziana, wyraźnie zamglona. Piana beżowa, niewielka, szybko opadająca i pozostająca jedynie przy ściankach. Aromat: karmel, wino owocowe (wiśniowo - jabłkowe), nuta alkoholowa i kwaskowość przypominająca kwas mlekowy i octowy. Smak: kwaskowy, jedynie odrobinę słodki z nuta alkoholową zbliżoną do "babcinego" wina owocowego. Dopiero w tle posmaki karmelowe. Piłem to piwo już wieki temu i wówczas wydawało mi się naprawdę niezłe. Mam wrażenie, że barwa była głębsza, a smak mniej winny. Obecnie sięgnąłem po nie trochę z sentymentu, ale nie zachwyca już tak bardzo, choć nadal jest leżakowane w wielkich dębowych beczkach i do produkcji używa się 1/3 młodego piwa oraz 2/3 2 letniego. Być może to wina koncernu Palm, który wykupił Rodenbach. Trudno powiedzieć, ale Grand Cru to już nie to samo piwo, co wcześniej.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamnowek (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
Very tart but also punctuated with a strong fruity taste. This definitely isn’t a beer for everyone, but I love it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (138) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2014
bottle@de tolly joogipood. pours brown with small head. aroma is sour like homemade wine,tart berries, bread. Taste is similar, little sweetnes also, cherry, acidity, bit spicy. Well balanced, low carbonation, medium body. Good beer.


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