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


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RATINGS: 2084   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.

cooplander's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
dark ruby color, aroma of vinegar, tart fruits, oak, flavors of tart dark fruits, oak, vinegar, burnt sugar, very solid wild

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kolymaTram (8) - brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2014 does not count
comlex taste to explain - the sours rule, but the overall taste is just "magic". Always in my cellar - but being belgian, thazt should not be too difficult. Nor a surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guil0000 (228) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a dark cloudy brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is mostly sour apple, plums and dark cherries, champagne. Medium sweetness on the taste with a medium to strong sour finish. Bubbly mouthfeel, kind of feels like a sour bubbly champagne and its very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobsch (372) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 0.33l. Pours deep ruby with minimal off white head. Aroma is sour, funky, vinegary, wine. Taste is without bitterness, medium sweet, sour, red wine, vinegar, fruity, cherries. Aftertaste is sour with some sweetness. Good but no my style.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
noces17 (2) - SPAIN - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Por el amor de Dios y de su hijo Jesucristo , en los cuáles no creo, la cerveza es una cosa y el vino otra, ya lo decía mi madre, no mezclar.... Los experimentos con gaseosa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (462) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
dark brownish ruby clear, minimal off-white foam; wineish, sour dry aroma; medium sourness, light sweetness, tartish; medium body, quite thick feel, long tart and dry finish; Overall: quite impressive beer, true wine amongst beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebwaw (10) - POLAND - APR 13, 2014
0.33 bottle, served in snifter. Disappointing, minimal and quickly disappearing head. Dark brown color, hazy, unclear. Lots of sourness in aroma, mostly apple, some plum nad cherries. I also found some nuts (resembles crystal malt, not sure if it was used here). When it comes to taste, not so sour as many lambics, but thats not a disadvantage for me. However, I can still fell nut flavour, apart from fruits and some earthy flavours. Aftertaste is mildly sour along with medium finish. Average carbonation. Its a great beer and worth recommending example of a style. Usually hard to get, but dont hesitate if you find one anywhere.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: Fruity, sour, apple, cherries, orange Appearance: Clear dark amber body. Sparse light-brown head. Flavour: Sour, grain, fruity, woody, cherries, orange. Palate: Dry finish, Medium-Light body. active, but soft carbonation. prickly acidity. crisp, Overall: Oooh! Very nice! A great example of the style. This is beer that should accompany a fine plate of food. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Llew! 17B. Flanders Red Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
Bue à la pression. Forte acidité, on est sur le fruit rouge à fond. Bière assez sèche au palais. Pas mon style mais très bien faite dans son genre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (494) - USA - APR 7, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at delhaize. Sharp sour Flemish brown/red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
westler (54) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Time to taste a classic... Dark red brown colour, small, quickly disappearing head. Slightly sour, wine-like aroma. Damp forrest smell. Predominantly sour taste, winey, with a hint of mildew. Reminds me of Roquefort cheese. Honestly: not my kind of beer.

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