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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: 2150   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (167) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 21, 2009
Deep brown. Fermented berries, vinegar in aroma. Sour as hell, like drinking vinegar with berries. Soft maltiness when the sourness fades away.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2007
0.33l bottle from supermarket. I am not fun of sour beers. It has good (but mostly sour) aroma and taste but you have to like it. I don’t.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Purchased at Gomers of Kansas. Poured a real deep dark red with an off white head. Aroma was real fruity with lots of cherries and some apple. This is the first sour that I have had and holy cow was it sour. Reminded me of a cider in a way but with a lot more complexity.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle courtesy of dcschiller. Pours a crystal clear ruby, almost brown with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slight vinegar with hints of cherries, and oak. Body not as thin as expected. Flavor is the same acidic/vinegar with cherry. and oak notes. Finish is crisp with a light sweetness in the aftertase. A personal favorite!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a very clear rusty color with nice ruby tones around the edges. Slightly bubbly. Small off-white head fading quickly leaving minimal lacing down the glass. Lots of cherry and oak on the notes. Some vinous acidic sourness and a bit of musty funk. Light tartness up front. Cherries with a little bit of acidity. Nice balance. More oak and vinegar tones come out later creating a tart dry finish with the cherries. Very nice. A little bit lighter body style than average with good prickly carbonation that enhances the tartness. Finishes pretty dry. Very pleasant beer for the style. I love good acidity in a Flanders and this one doesn’t fall into the trap of being a vinegar bomb like most. The sourness is noticable and pleasant yet restrained.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 Smells and tastes strongly of sour cherry or raspberry. Sweetness balances out the sour. Delicious

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Gorgeous looking dark brown beer that has a gem-like quality to it. Relatively thin head, but one that lasts for a while. Nose is quite sour, like a lambic, with scents of under-ripe berries, sour grapes, and a bit of muskiness. Flavor is a little sour, but not as much as the aroma would lead, with a dry, crisp finish that comes from the yeast, not the hops. This is a beer that really could only originate in Belgium. They are unmistakable. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a redish brown with a nice off white head. Aroma is strong of vinegar with some sour fruit notes, cherries maybe black berries. Flavor is a strong sour with a notes of woodiness in the acidic finish. Medium mnouthfeel. Very complex. First experience with the sour ales and will surely try some more. yum!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. Hazy red colour with a light beige head, that doesn’t last long. Strong acidic vinegar nose, with notes of fruits that reminds me a kriek or a framboise. Flavour is very complex and bitter, too much for my taste. Flemish sour ales just aren’t my type and this one was no exception. To tell yo the truth, i can’t see why this beer deserves such a high score. A question of taste, i suppose!


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