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

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RATINGS: 2242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Tap @ Pint Defiance. Clear, reddish-brown pour with a short white head leaving spotty lace. Nose has all the notes I love in a wild ale: tart fruits, grapes and some cured meat. Medium body with light, fine carbonation. Grapes, lemon, cherry and some wood. Finish is more balanced, with some umami flavors creeping in and Brett showing up as butterscotch. I now see where LaFolie was influenced by a Rodenbach brewer (they blend their sours in a similar fashion). Not as good as a full-on Oude Bruin, but still very sippable.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (723) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2291) - 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. It’s been a while since I’ve had this, and I had forgotten how good it is.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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, it’s just fantastic.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
bottle at Känguruh 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (694) - 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

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JaKeAFC (603) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
Didn’t 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 don’t like this thing at all. Seems like this is gone bad, no way i can appreciate this. May be good as salad dressing?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 3.99). Pours a murky brown with a mahogany hue and a nicely retaining tan head. Nose... dusty and woody, definitely some oak, a slight fruity tartness, and an indistinct spiciness. Metallic notes. Taste is very refreshing with fruits and berries in the forefront (cherries, redcurrants), very sweet, very sour, vinous acidity, the spicier notes of oak joining in a bit later. Body thick with a syrupy sticky palate, carbonation average... It’s so sticky I can’t go without another sip for more than 30 seconds. A very good beer - reminds me of homemade apple juice with cherries gone slightly bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Aroma: sour, acidic, apple, cider, oak. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sour. Palate: sours continue, oaky, getting a little bit bitter in the finish, slightly dry, apples again, soft carbonation. Overall: quite an interesting Sour Brown, nice palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (127) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Fruity and roasted malt aroma. Light sourness. A special aftertaste comes long after the sip. It reminds of oven dried olive in the pizza.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
florent.janssens (67) - - DEC 15, 2014
arome de torrefaction, geuze,... Goût fort nuancé. C’est une rouge des flandres avec un léger goût de lambic doux. L’arriere gout reste et évolue. Bière interressante.


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