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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 2137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2002
This beer is wothout a doubt the best i have had, It had an amazing cherry colour with amber notes. The nose was so complex with sour cherries, mocha, spices. The palate had a great sourness but it was also so smooth. The length was also incredible. This beer i could drink all day. Cheers to Duff for sharing, and Cheers to Duff’s mum for sending. I cant wait for this beer to land in Australia which is soon (September).

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
I guess I just don’t appreciate this style, as I’ve given this a second chance and the second time round it was atleast as unpleasant as I recall. Pours dark red with white fluffy head. Taste like red wine gone bad mixed with ginger-ale to me, but what do I know.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2006 (small bottle). Big thanks to Mid for this one. Smells divine. Pit fruits, malty bread notes and funk. Looks wonderful. Perfect carb (someone took good care of this bottle). Taste is of cinnamon, fruit, fructose and malt. Love this beer fresh but am obsessed with this beer with age, wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Sweet grape aroma. Sweet fruit flavor. sour finish but not over bearing. Very good sour. Extremely impressed.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Usko (160) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Astonishing Aroma: Malt vinegar, cherries, red wine, wood, I could smell this beer the whole day! When it comes to the taste, the acidity and the vinegar taste is just to much for me. I prefer the more balanced version with just 1/3 of old Rodenbach.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Aroma strikes from an arms length away! Dark cherries. The kind with the stones left in and maybe out in the sun a bit too long...but this is a good thing! Vanilla, oak, perfumey floralness...sublime and complex nose. Color is a gorgeous ruby red, with slightly brownish tones. Carbonation is light and a tan head forms but fades fast. A nice dense ring sticks to the sides of the glass however. This beer begs to be tasted! Tart, acidic, puckering taste at first. Sharp fruitiness in the middle. A mesmorizing combination of flavors combine at the end. Oak, cherries, a little alcohol. This is a refreshing, spring time beer that is wonderful when sipped on a sunny day outside on your deck! One of the world's greats! Thanks for the trade Chazwicke!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatguyRacer (158) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle 750ml. Poured into plastic cup (I brought it to a x-mas party). Color of raw apple juice. Little to no head. Nice cider like aroma. Very sour/tart on the palate. Finishes more sweet than dry. Not a bad brew at all.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
idedek (157) - USA - SEP 22, 2012
Wow! Some rich cherry aromas to go along with a citrus tartness and oak richness. There is a medium body with more cherry a nice rich malty that is slightly hidden by the tart cherry. The finish is clean with hints of sweetness that balance the tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle 330ml: Appearence: Reddish brown colour. Aroma: vinegar, sour cherries. Flavor: sour cherry, vinegar. Complexe beer (wow). Thank JoeMcPhee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2003
Rich nose of sour cherry. The body is well balanced between sweet and tart, and has notes of cherry and grape.


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