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

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RATINGS: 2578   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Clear dark reddish amber with frothy off-white head & lace. Aroma is vinegary & sour with hints of cherries. Flavor is cherries, plums, a hint of malt. Finishes dry with an "almost past the due date"-wine finish. Interesting. Would like to try again.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
themightyjag (413) - - AUG 26, 2015
330ml bottle from The Beerhive. Small off white head, light bubbly lacing. Cloudy reddish brown body. Nose is sour apples and cherries. Flavour is sweet and sour at the same time, apple, cherry, tart lemon. Bit of a wine flavour on the finish. Great mouthfeel, light carbonation with a big swell on the tongue, dry finish. This is magic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rekvium (412) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy brown’ish/red’ish, with an off white head. Aroma of sour berries, hints of vinegar, currants, lots of acidity. Taste is huge on the red berries, tart, vinegar, bubblegum. High drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (412) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a frothy head that diminishes quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma of sour cherries, balsamic vinegar and dry oak. Initial taste comes on strong sour cherries, lightly sweet but dissipates quickly to a watery palate, average carbonation and a even weaker finish. Better than i initially thought.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 26, 2003
Brown body, slightly opaque, medium-sized beige head, mostly lasting. Spices, vanilla and even earthy notes (wood) in the aroma. Initally sweet, then dries out and gets hoppy and sour, ending with a strong vinegar note. Too strong and unbalancing, actually - for me, at least. I would probably appreciate it if it was less winelike. Since I can't believe that the famous RGC can't be better than this, I will probably try it again in the future.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ScoWRee (411) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Pous redish amber with no head. Aroma of viniger, not much else. Taste is sour, carbonated viniger! Sour Ale, something different. Not really my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (411) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Fruity and roasted malt aroma. Light sourness. A special aftertaste comes long after the sip. It reminds of oven dried olive in the pizza.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (411) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2010
bottle - slight hazy amber brownish beer with a thin beige head. Aroma comes with a sour note and a touch of grapes. Flavour has some mild sourness and is also fruity and sweet. Lively carbonation and refreshing finish. Low bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2005
Bottle: Poured clear deep red-brown with a thick creamy off-white head. The aroma was complex; vinous stewed cherries, grapa, dried grapes, some hops at the beginning, faint caramels, and some dark spices. Definitely sour!! Quite puckering with a lactic feel towards the end. Assertive fruit flavours, so much so that one could be mistaken for thinking it was some sort of fruit beer. Very prominant acidity, tartness, and whilst initially sweet it finishes with exceptional elegance and balance. Despite this I didn’t like it. I found its overexcited, brash sourness detracted from the obviously exceptional flavour. Nevertheless, it deserves a high rating.


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