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


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RATINGS: 2344   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2005
A dark, fruity, complex brew. Oak flavor is evident, but it’s amazingly fruity. A very high quality beer, worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
tasted at the mondiale de la bière in Montréal. pours a ruby redish murky bown with a light pinkish head. aroma is vinous. vinegar, lemon, raspberry and oak. taste is sour, but very enjoyable and refreshing. mouthfeel is light, and carbonated. an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (273) - - MAR 14, 2013
Great great sour ale. Pours red with a nice small head. Aroma reminds me of a crayola marker.... In a good way... Fruity with a lot of grape and apple. Nose reminds me of red wine. Taste is fruity like red wine. Grapes and citrus, grapefruit and granny smith apples. A great beer that you definitely have to be in the mood for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2010
Dark red, small head. Strong aroma and flavor of grapes. Maybe like a red wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 11, 2015
Assaggio da 100ml allo Zythos Beer Festival 2015: Birra color rosso intenso interessante ma forse un po’ troppo levigata, poco entusiasmante. Gli aromi di frutta (prevalentemente ciliegia) legno e latte acido. Equilibrata lungo tutta la bevuta. Corpo medio e carbonazione media.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Pours dark walnut brown, moderate head, fades fast to nice lace. Aromas are balsamic vinegar, berries, citrus, malt, and yeast. Flavor is like sparkling wine meets balsamic vinegar. Definitely different. Odd taste at first but the vinegar novelty wears off to reveal a delicately complex blend of fruit sweetness, malt and yeast. Hops don’t seem to figure in. Undertones of sour cherry, port, sherry, madiera, brown sugar, soy sauce, salt, sweetgrass, earth and mushrooms. Good mouthfeel but very effervescent and puckeringly astringent. An acquired taste but worth acquiring. Keep in mind my numbers are not in comparison to more mainstream ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Nice aroma, pretty oaky, a little sour and sweet. Taste hits tangy at first, then has a sweet middle and tangy finish. Carbonated nicely. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
Pours dark brown. Not much head. Smells mostly vinegar. Quite sour. Lacking depth and complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (267) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
belle robe rouge foncée, belle mousse. Nez puissant sur la cerise acidulée, le noyau, l’amande amère sur un fond balsamiquet boisé. Bouche tout en élégance et en fruit, un bel équilibre d’ensemble. Une bière de soif.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2008
33cl. bottle: A rich dark Cherry brown under a fading delicate but creamy off-white cap. Delightful aromas of sharp, tart black cherry, lactic acid, wood, condensed milk and a hint of freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies come wafting out of the top of the glass. This causes an instant watering of the mouth. Once your mouth gets its chance it is first struck with a creamy berry that quickly changes through, toast, chocolate, and in to sour lactic, acetic bliss all within a split second. After that first nano-second your mouth is left to contemplate the swirling contrasts that Rodenbach has brewed up. Wonderfully complex fruit, sour, toast, light chocolate, dark dried cherry, star fruit and kumquat come to mind. Long sour finish with a faint touch of tin that gets drier and drier until all of a sudden your saliva glands kick into overdrive and your urge for the next sip becomes too powerful.

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