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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (306) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Pours a murky deep reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is red wine, sour cherries and mild vinegar. Taste is tart and sour cherries but there is also some sweetness mixed in. Not very different from a granny smith apple. Very crisp with low carbonation. I will have to try this one again when I have had more experience with sours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Reddish brown colour with not much head but only on the sides. Aroma has red berries, some wooden notes and lots of sourness. Taste has some sweet cream or maybe vanilla at first, then the sour red berries kick in and dry the mouth. Pleasant taste when you deal with the sour notes. Medium body and very high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (258) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours with small head, copper/brown colour. Low to average carbonation. Aroma has wine grapes, notes of caramel malts. Taste is heavily sour with medium sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meggark (7) - - MAR 20, 2016 does not count
A first of this tyoe for me. Very nice, slight sour, red wine/vinegar taste to it. Smooth with fruity tones. Dark colour and rather unusual. To be had in moderation however as it could become overwhelming eventually (taste wise).

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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2127) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at the St Neots ’Booze on the Ouse’ Beer Festival 2016. Purplish-brown, opaque. Oak barrel and red wine aroma. Sour taste, with medicinal herb and black cherry notes. The tartness pervades every nook and cranny of the mouth. Intense and incredible. To be respected, loved and cherished.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefanb81 (11) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2016
Red wine Syrah-like aroma, lovely wine vinegar smell. Red wine colour, rather small head. Even more acetic taste, but it goes really well with the lovely cherry and wine notes. One of the best there is!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (752) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2016
Piana nieduża, ale dość trwała jak na kwaśne piwo. Barwa rubinowa, lekko mętna. Aromat winny, wiśniowy, kwaśno owocowy z nutkami starego drewna. W smaku półwytrawne, kwaskowość z pogranicza świeżych wiśni, pożeczek i czerwonego wina, w posmakach delikatna taninowość. Nasycenie poniżej średniego, gładkie, wręcz aksamitne w odbiorze.
Jak do tej pory jest to najlepsze czerwone kwaśne piwo ze wszystkich na blogu - kwaśność nie jest octowa tylko ewidentnie owocowa, sporo nut wytrawnego wina i tanin z beczki. Klasa!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (257) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 15, 2016
A corked and caged 750ml bottle with a best before date of 18th March 2016. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass. It poured a clear dark amber brown colour with a thin tanned head that dissipated quickly but left nice stringy lacing. Aromas are tart cherry, grape, green apple and vinegar. Tastes like tart cherry, grape soda, grape, oak with some light caramel. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Overall, a wonderfully tart and fruity beer that is well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1184) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Aroma is red wine barrel, sour, funk, semi sweet grapes, just very nice. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is slight sour, grapes, wood, dry, complex and nice. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dry, sour grapes aftertaste. Overall, this is pretty good but slightly underwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (817) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2016
A nice leathery red-brown from a bottle, aroma sort of a tart vinegar smell, not picking up on much fruit but I think it was over-chilled, flavor similar and for similar reason. Picking up on some jammy sweetness. Not terribly sour actually, was hoping for more, but still a good beer.


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