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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2163   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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/20/13. 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a murky brown color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade that features a beautiful creaminess to it. Lacing is great for the style. S: A lot going on in this one, and a lot going on that I love, as well. Huge sourness (mainly lactic) is augmented brilliantly by tart cherries. Underneath that are layers of oak and cream. Itís complex enough, and immensely enjoyable. T: The first note on the palate is a wave of pleasant, well-restrained sourness. Then, fantastic cherry notes overtake the midtaste before a finish that strikes a balance between cream-like sweetness and oaky dryness. Itís not the sourness or the fruitiness that lures me into this one; itís the sophisticated cohesion between all the different elements which does so. M: Crisp and light, not to mention refreshing. Mellow dryness and carbonation help it go down with incredible ease. O: Wow, this kicks ass. On the right kind of day (letís say perfectly sunny, 80F, sitting on a patio) Iíd have no trouble crushing multiple 750ml bottles of this left and right. Beautiful stuff, this one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Montaigne (2) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
I really canít see the point of this beer. Very sour taste...like drinking vinegar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (100) - - AUG 30, 2014
Still one of my favorite beers, period. As a fairly readily available beer out here in Japan I canít complain, this takes some beating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lbluca45 (2) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
One of the favorite sour beers sour beers.....at the warehouse....................... ---Rat via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tripleuwe (11) - GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
Amber to brown colour. Head doesnít last very long. Taste of different berries and acid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1574) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy brown with a medium sized light brown head. Lots of fruit; black cherries, black berries, raspberries. Light wet wood, plum, prunes, white wood. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and light/medium sour. Both flavourful and drinkable. Medium and quite soft finish that is also a little bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1181) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2014
330mL BB 29.10.15 Deep bronzed body, holds a dense beige head. Good complex, funky nose; balsamic & red wine vinegar, cocoa, green apple, roasted nuts, lots of charred & old musty wood, dried fruit undertones. Body is full, creamy carbonation, quite rich with a acetic acid bite cutting through providing balance & length. Such a joyful mix of flavours; dark chocolate malt, caramelised balsamic, cooked & fresh green apples, charred oak, plums, raisins & vinous dried fruits. Wonderful stuff - so complex, confronting at first with a sweet & sour balance but rewarding and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (336) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pour is dark with a medium foamy head, aroma is malty, fruity, sweet. Taste is light acidity with alcohol notes and fruity esters with lively carbonation and a light acidic finish. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1120) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een bier met een heel uitgesproken smaak, maar het was absoluut mijn ding niet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (107) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
Schiuma leggermente beige, fine e molto persistente. Colore ambrato scuro un poí torbido. Al nato si avvertono note acide, simili proprio allíaceto. In bocca si avverte un acido di classe, una sorta di mela acida e crauti. Si avverte anche un legnoso di classe. Alla fine della bottiglia, perÚ, un poí stanca. Giudizio complessivo: una piý che soddisfacente Sour Flemish Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Decent tartness, perfume, bit of cherry, marzipan. Sourness and flavour comes in a hit, but the finish is sweet and lingering.

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