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


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RATINGS: 2595   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puren (679) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Prezentacja: lekko zmętnione, wiśniowe, skąpa piana szybko osiada do trwałego kołnierza, nieźle zdobi szkło;
Aromat: kwaśny sok owocowy, czerwona porzeczka, agrest, wiśnia i drewno, nasączony winem korek;
Odczucie: ciało średnie, gładkie, choć szybko rośnie w ustach, jest bardzo puszyste, daje kwaśny finisz;
Smak: porzeczkowe wino z korkową nutą, zdecydowanie kwaśne od owoców, lekko drewniane, z bardzo delikatną owocową ulepkowatą słodyczą i cierpkością wiśni;
Ogólnie: bardzo fajne piwo, kwaśność, drewno i słodycz nie balansują a raczej uzupełniają, co rusz któreś z nich wychodzi na pierwszy plan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8919) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle at home with the wife. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart dark fruits, cherry, wood, vinegar, yeast, hint of caramel, the tart/sour character is nice, easy drinking sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapefuzz (46) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2016
11.2oz bottle. Pours a rich reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of cherries. Sour taste of cherries, plum, and a little oak. Sourness is balanced well with sweetness. Wine-like finish. Medium carbonation. Great, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (694) - SPAIN - AUG 15, 2016
Pours a brown reddish colour, with a small head that fades soon. Great lace. Aroma of cherries, wood is very present, vinegar, leather, funky notes. Medium body, good carbonation, acid thick palate. Taste is very sour, with cherries, plums, wood, sherry, brandy. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Deviant (5) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016 does not count
Nice dark brown/amber beer with a fine head. Definitely didn’t expect the sour and sweetness. But after recovering from the shock it turned out to be an amazing fruity beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daigoon (107) - - AUG 10, 2016
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with red tint, off-white head and some lacing. Obviously sour taste but also sweet

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
Rating #1754 - 2015.06.24 - Bottle at 7degrees Beer School. Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is berries, wild cherries, sour plum tartness - rich, fruity texture. Palate is well balanced - lots of tart cherry, sweetness from the barrel component, some woody oak components, and a leathery bitter funk note - lovely sour/bruin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzY22 (144) - - AUG 2, 2016
Bardzo pięknie bordowe z delikatną pianką. Złożone i wyraźne. Smakuje jak wytrawne czerwone wino. Niebo w gębie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6912) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2016
A nice clear and almost amber color, with a fine thick tan head. Good lacing. Looks really inviting. Good intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a fine smooth carbonation. A very fine balance between sweetness , acidity and sourness. Vinegar, fruity, toffee and vinous. An unusual mellow and balanced sour ale.
[Bottle from Vinmnolopet Rygge in Norway]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
julian741 (7) - Milan, ITALY - JUL 31, 2016 does not count
ricco odore di ciliegio predomina . In bocca č grande , e il sapore ancora migliore . Molto ben equilibrato e per fortuna non troppo dolce , con un finale abbastanza pulito . Questo č facilmente il meglio delle birre acide che ho provato . Il pub ha questo alla spina , ma ho anche trovato un paio di bottiglie lŕ da portare a casa per un’ulteriore valutazione

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