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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Krej's rating

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krej (222) - USA - MAR 14, 2013
Had on tap in a flight. Very small head but it is a very nice looking dark red color. It smells like a crayon. This is my first sour beer and it is very sour. I like the taste but I feel like you need to be in the mood for this when you drink it because of how sour it is.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andniz (143) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
From the bottle cherries and slight acidic funk dominate the aroma, from the glass vanilla gets stronger. Dark red color, nice head Medium-low sourness, with slight sweetness. A bit tannic, astringent. A bit too highly carbonated for me. Overall a great beer, especially in its low price

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puren (680) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4.1
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (697) - 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.

4.3
   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.

3.8
   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

4.4
   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.

4
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6913) - 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]


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