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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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RATINGS: 2292   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (238) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2010
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 The family of one of my college roommates owned a rural piece of land in Northeast Ohio, and each year they would order a distilling barrel from Jack Daniels and fill it with unpasteurized apple juice, raisons, maple syrup, brown sugar, and other ingredients. It would sit in the stone cellar of an old abandoned farmhouse that was centrally located on their 300 acre tract, slowly fermenting until, each Labor Day weekend, it would be tapped and enjoyed. I have really fond memories of drinking that wonderful concoction, which got better the closer to the bottom of the barrel you got. The nose of this Grand Cru is spot on with what I recall from that cider: apple, vinegar, and sweet, rich, dark fruits. The beer pours a barely translucent reddish brown with minimal head. Flavor is sour apple, vinegar, raisons, cherries, and a sour funk, though not as biting as I was expecting. Great mouthfeel with good, lively carbonation. Just a wonderful beer. This is going to be a staple from here on out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2010
On tap. Pours reddish brown with a beige head. Nose is sour, almost vinegary, slightly fruity (raisins) with some lighter malts in the background. Taste is more of the same. Sour but with a slight sweetness, more fruits. Smooth. Nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2005
My first Belgian Sour and it was an experience I’ll not forget soon. Not as good as my first "make- out session" but still... A light beige head that mostly diminished topped this clear brownish-red brew. THe aroma warns you a little of the coming tartness, but is mostly of grapes, and then opens up a little sweeter...like plumbs. In the mouth the first thing I noticed was some sweet carbonation, but the sourness really kicked in midpalate and in the finish. WOW, that’s tart! Sort of sweet, but the tartness balances it out and makes for a refreshing drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007
Bottle. Sour, barn-yard, carmel nose with some berry fruit. Medium sized firm dirty tan head. Dense, deep red brown body. lots of carbonation bubbles. Not as sour in the flavour; some almost Lambic must and sourness, gives way to a candy-sweet berry fruit tang. Not much middle, but a woody, dry oakiness with a long dry to sweet finish. A fantastic beer. You could drink this all day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (235) - POLAND - FEB 3, 2015
W aromacie winne, octowe, owocowe (wiśnie), lekko alkoholowe, likierowe. Aromat bardzo przyjemny. Kolor burgundowy, piana niewielka, jest jakiś lacing. W smaku intensywnie kwaśne, także czuć ocet w tle, jest wiśnia, chociaż bardziej wiśnia w likierze. W ustach piwo jest aksamitne, gęste, wysycenie wysokie. Bardzo dobre!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
circinus (235) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget. Hazy brown/red with a quickly dissipating beige head. Balsamic vinegar, ripe strawberries, wood, red wine, raspberries, cherries, bit of funk. Medium body, low carbonation, soursweet finish. Nice!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2003 Better than checking out Mr Kelly's arse. Grapefruit molasses and so good soy milk.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Has a very fruity aroma. Tartness is not quite as prevalent as I would like but is still definitely there. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (233) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark, but clear red/light brown body. Small fuzzy head which settles quickly. Sour aroma of wood, red berries, dark vinegar, fruits and bread. Taste is not too sour, actually pretty gentle. Sharp and fizzy at first, some malty sweetness in there too, slightly sour finish.


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