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


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RATINGS: 2478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 1, 2012
750ml bottle poured into tulip. Pours a nice brown/copper with a finger-thick head. Aroma is mostly of green apples, but I can also perceive some sour cherries in there, and some slight barnyard aromas in the far background. When it comes to sours, my nose is not that good honnestly...this is really all I can perceive! Taste is medium sour, medium sweet; this is really well done and balanced! Body is medium, texture is rather slick, really nice. Carbonation is average and accompanies the tartness in a nice way. Finish is pretty sour and astringent. Overall, one of the best sours I’ve had, and possibly the best Flanders-type of ale I have every had. Mind you, this is the first genuine I’m having, as the others I’ve had were Quebec-made interpretations. This is the real deal, and it has earned its rating and reputation. A well done, superb sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Deep Ruby colour with a pale beige head. Light fruity aroma. Taste sour and a light sweet. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FireGlider (323) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 4, 2016
Some strange mix and color leveling between brown, orange and red , with small brown fast disappearing head. Smell is somewhere between red wine and Belgian ale. When you start drinking it you expect that wine like sourness will kick you. But the sourness is well balanced with fruity and sugar sweetness. Body is light to medium with nice lasting light wine sourness in aftertaste. I was expecting richer flavor. This is my first sour so, ATM I am not big sour connoisseur, but this one is some nice mix of sour and Belgian ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NORSAND (56) - - FEB 2, 2016
Pours reddish/amberish medium brown. Short lived head. Nose: Fruity with Seville orange, quince and lemon. Then barnyard and hay. Palate: Rich, mouth filling presence, sweet & sour, medium light bodied. Still the taste is "everywhere"; in the fruity attack, in the immediately following sourness, then in the matching sweetness, in the slightly oaky and very mature(d) middle taste before it all ends in the long, sour and very appetising aftertaste. Great beer!!! A wine lover’s beer. Worked very well with a slow cooked piece of braising steak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (533) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2016
Bubblegum, cherry, and sour yeast aroma. Dark ruby cola brown. Immediate bite of vinegar with a very woody earthy wipe of the palate following. Again this style is just not for me. Praised as one of the best and it?s just another sour Flemish brew for me. Odd fruitiness comes out in the finish vaguely pomegranite or mango. It?s good but I won?t rush to have it again if I ever do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (134) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft at Pinthouse Pizza. Opaque, dark brown with a reddish tinge. beige head. Aroma is tart, vinous, sour cherry, and funky. Taste is sour cherry, red wine, and dark fruit with a dash of vinegar. A nice mixture of sweetness and tartness. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
darbeer75 (119) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Aroma: fruity, sour, a little funky; Appearance: dark ruby red with tiny bubbles that ring the glass; Taste: tart, sour yet balanced; sweet, cherry notes; Palate: heavy body, long sweet/tart finish; Overall: 2nd favorite sour behind the sour we tried in Belgium. Would be good dinner drink instead of wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (144) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Kolor : Burgundowy. Wspaniałe rubinowe refleksy.
Piana: Żółto-kremowa, uboga, drobnopęcherzykowa. Dokładnia taka jakiej się spodziewałem. Mimo, że nie jest ona wysoka - ma bardzo kremową strukturę i świetnie maluje szkło.
Zapach: Stajenny, wiejski, końska derka, zagroda ze zwierzętami - to tylko niektóre skojarzenia z tym zapachem. Lebię te klimaty! Świetny aromat czerwonego wina + dodatkowo octowa kwaśność. Z dajszej perspektywy rozpoznawalne są akcenty czerwonych i ciemnych owoców i odrobina słodyczy.
Smak: Niepowtarzalny - octowy, winny, umirkowanie kwaśny. Bardzo wyraźny, złożony i głęboki. Baza owoców składa się z wiśni, czerwonych porzeczek i owoców lasu. Fantastyczne beczkowe, drewniane nuty i kremowa faktura. Doskonale zbalansowane, owocowe, słodko-kwaśne. Goryczka niska o owocowej aurze. Można wiele o tym piwie pisać. Jedno jest pewne - jest genialne!
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Doskonałe, perfekcyjnie ukształtowane piwo. Tak wiele się tutaj dzieje. Piwo jest gęste, kremowe, dość pełne i pięknie wykleja usta. Smak balansuje między owocowym, słodkim, a kwaśnym - raz po raz przesuwając się na jedną lub drugą stronę. Nuty czerwonego wina, octu, kwaśnych owoców świetnie współgrają z beczkowymi klimatami. Aksamitne odczucie w ustach. Długi, owocowy finisz. Absolutnie genialne!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mduspara (25) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle 0,33 I’m actually sorry that I opened this one on a cold day. It’s definitely something I would much more enjoy on a warm one. Nevertheless it’s a beautiful beer that pours clear brownish red with small and quickly diminishing head. On the nose I would have never guessed that this is a beer. Wine-like aromas of sour cherries, wood and a lot of freshness(read acids). Medium bodied with light sweetness and heavy (but nice) sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1854) - SPAIN - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, Espańa. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Sour, cherry, sweet / Agrio, cereza, dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guruhso (111) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of dark fruits, oak and vinegar. The flavour is heavy sour. Lingering taste of redwine vinegar. The body is medium and the texture is sticky. Average carbonation. Almost like a red wine.

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