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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: 2544   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TerryR (390) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Nice burgundy color with an off white head that quickly disappears. Sour, vinegar smell. Even more so in the flavor. Quite refreshing and thirst quenching, but it is becoming too much as I reach about the half way point of my 750 bottle. A classic that I will revisit at some future date.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2008
From bottle 12 oz : Pours a highly carbonated dark brown with some reddish highlights. Head is about a half finger of very fizzy carbonated white head, that dies quick and leaves a fizzy ring and lacing. Aroma is alot of vinegar, some sour fruits, and cherry, but it is all pretty faint. Taste is very carbonated up front, very much like a grape soda. Grape, some cherrys, and it ends very tart and sour. Light body up front, then finishs very thick. It really isnt bad, its just like nothing i have had before, ive had another sour, but nothing like this. VERY carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (389) - LATVIA - JUN 27, 2014
Skābens, maigi līmīgs un nedaudz sidrīgs, bet tiešām nedaudz. Tumšs - gandrīz bez putas. Ar iekšējo gāzi. Aroma char: mandeļu-rozīņu saldējums

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours dark brown. Aroma is big on oak and very acidic. Light but sharp carbonation. Pretty sour upfront which gives way to nice oak barrel aged taste. Lots of complex dark fruit flavors in there to. Really good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JAN 29, 2002
Deep mahogany body, rocky brown head, exuding a malty yeast, chocolate, grape/raisin, oats, and caramel nose. The flavor is quite unexpected; the rich, fruity aroma seduces you into expecting a hearty, fruity beer, while the fizzy, tangy sourness that hits you at first sip is a complete surprise. Sour and sharp like a lambic, primary flavors include a cookie-like yeast, sour-apple, chardonnay, and whey. Hops are non-existent and the malt is underwhelming. Finish is long and mouth-puckering. After months of anticipation, I must admit I’m disappointed. However, after a few minutes growing accustomed to the sourness, a pleasant experience ensues.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Draught @ Beer Table, Brooklyn. Dark brown, with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is sour, balsamic, with a hint of fruity sweetness. Taste is sour, biting, acidic, tart, but very clean and refreshing. Crisp, palate cleansing. Mouthfeel is dry, vigorous carbonation. New to the style, but a very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 9/17/11. Poured on draft into a St. Bernardus goblet. Appearance: Pours a very dark caramel brown with a 1-2 finger creamy light tan head. Excellent lacing. Smell: Vinegar and wine grape hulls. Quite sour aroma. Taste: Vinegar and sour grapes with light woody notes. Aftertaste is light and dry with sour notes. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Pretty good drinkability. Despite the relatively low ABV%, it seems fairly heavy. I wouldn’t drink more than a couple in one sitting. Overall: Very good beer overall. If you’re a fan of sour beers, this one is definitely worth trying.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (386) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2012
very sour .... sooo good. cherry tartness, light sweetness, and slightly creamy- almost oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (386) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 9, 2016
bottle 0,33. dark red/brown color. aroma like good red wine. taste: sour, berries, oak. refreshing finish. like it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Aroma: a sourness of black cherries, white grapes, and Beligum yeast
Appearance: b/c of the beer’s "frozenness" caused by a night in the freezer, the beer had only a small head with little carbonation at all. Colors are a warm oak brown.
Flavor: sour, not a whole lot of distinct flavors though (probably due to its being frozen previously and let thaw), can taste a bit of oak and some white grapes.
Palate: watery (again, probably not normal), sour at the back of the tongue, slight sour aftertaste.


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