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


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RATINGS: 2137   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pino (25) - - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Malty notes are all around this beer. Like it's counterpart this beer starts sour with a earthy oak flavor then finishes sour. Big difference is it's level of smoothness on the pallets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Shared via Atheist_Peace. Pours a cloudy orange to red colour. Great approachable aroma with oaky, woodsy and vinous aroma with a hint of sour cherry, fruit and sour yeasty notes. Balanced flavours and a good finish sporting sour flavours and some oaky, vanillin notes. Beautiful stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
Clear, dark ruby. Sour, vinegar aroma. Flavour is fruity sour. Nice, dry finish. Yumyum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (2888) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours slughtly hazy dark ruby with airy but stable off-white head. Intense, vinous aroma, with subtle notes of yeast. Vinous flavour with touches of berries and subtle notes of yeast. Dry and rough finish, like the end of the race on a cross-country motorbike. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
14 Oz draught from Biermarkt. Don Mills, ON. Pours a hazy dark amber colour. Aroma is apples, grapes and sour cherries.Taste matches the aroma. Light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rodriguez (232) - Quito, ECUADOR - MAY 18, 2014
Red brown in color, malty aroma mixed with some lacto an acetobacter, the same in taste. A very complex beer, but very refreshing. Lovely beer, have to taste more of Rodenbach

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Timvim (46) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140517 Dark red color, medium head, sparkling. Aroma is very fruity (mostly cherry) and acidic. Taste is red fruits, oak, vinegar, red wine. Ends with some maltiness that remainds me of a eurolager... Medium body, refreshingly sparkling. This beer would have been perfect if it wasn’t for the strange eurolager (like Harboe Grön) aftertaste. Still very very good, well worth the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsnicholas (63) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle (750ml): This is more a bubbly wine than an ale. Way too much for me. Bought at Costco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RaduLuchian (39) - München, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2014
Poured from bottle with very dark brown body and a dense head that didn’t last long but persisted as a foam ring around the glass. Tastes sour with a hint of dark cherries and a wine-like finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bier_Klaus (2) - - MAY 13, 2014 does not count
Nach dem Geruch wurde mir schon komisch zumute und nach dem Geschmack dachte ich, es handele sich um ein belgisches Sauerbier, es erinnerte mich sofort an das L’Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien. Dem ist anscheinend nicht so, denn auf der Rodenbach-Website steht: "Der Grand Cru reift in Eichenfässern und ist eine ausgeprägte Version des Bier-Stil "flämisches Brown Ale. Rodenbach Grand Cru besteht aus 1/3 jungem und 2/3 für 2 Jahre in Eichenfässern gereiftem Bier. Das Ergebnis ist ein komplexes Bier mit viel Holz und Ester, weinig und mit einem sehr langen Abgang wie ein Grand-Cru-Wein." Es handelt sich also nicht um Sauerbier sondern um ein Brown-Ale. Die Farbe ist schwarz mit rötlichen Reflexen, der Schaum mittelbraun und nicht stabil. Der Geruch ist schwer alkoholisch und dann wie wenn man in ein altes leeres Rotweinfaß riecht, sehr sauer nach Wein- oder Apfelmost, der zu Essig wurde. Nachdem das Bier in Eichenfässern gereift wurde, nehme ich an, es waren gebrauchte. Der Geschmack ist stechend sauer, das ist exakt wie zu Essig gewordener Most, nachdem das Bier auch roch. Die Zunge wird taub von der Säure und ich kann nichts anderes mehr schmecken. Könnte an heissen Sommertagen erfrischend sein aber dann würde ich eher ein Geuze nehmen.

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