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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: 2385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KennethArd (296) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2014
Vinous fruity. Red to brown, clear with persistent head. Sour taste. Light body, sticky texture & soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bought this bottle in Belgium, probably in 2004. Still delicious! Go figure. Wonderful cherry aroma and flavor. The sourness has developed and it is not oxidized. It is similar to La Folie in certain years. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
On tap. Deep garnet colored with nice thick head. Nose is somewhat harsh, chemically sour, notes of epoxy with cherry aromas building as it warms and sweet tobacco coming through at the very end. Flavor is tart and acidic. Grape soda, sour cherries, malt vinegar. Quite a dry finish with some sweetness remaining on the palate. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2008
Pours dark red with a small of white head. Nose is full of sweetened red fruits, cherries and raspberries mainly(think berry compote). Palate is chock full of liquered morello cherries with substantial tart dryness on the finish. A killer dessert beer!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (293) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
Pours a small frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear, red brown and sparkling. Aroma contains lemon, leather, spices and acidic fruits like cherry, raspberry and cassis, but also acidic apple. Flavor is lambic like, acidic all the way with a hint of bitterness and lots of indistinguishable fruity aroma's and flavors. It takes some sips to get used to it, but it's quite nice overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Bottle thanks to angeloregon: Pours deep red with very minimal head. Aroma of malt and wine and vinegar, some sharp grape/apple aroma. Flavor is malty but light on the palate, slight alcohol warmth and quite sour and strong. Fruity and acidic. As it warms it starts to taste very red wine vinegary which is definite big downside to me. Dont know if it is always like that or if it starting to go bad. Perhaps oxidized.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgis (290) - - MAR 24, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Cherry dried fruits oak in aroma. Acidy in taste but full complex refreshing. Whisky brown in color.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (290) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a cloudy rusty brown with short lasting white head. Aromas of sour cherries, forest floor, and oak. Pronounced sour flavour that is by no means overwhelming. Cherries, again, in the flavour. Quite dry in the finish with a lingering acidity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2008
12 oz. bottle, 2007 pours with perfect appearance, fantastic deep, dark raspberry color, but head rapidly fades to almost nothing. Aroma is a mix of sweet fruit and vinegar, offputting at first but inviting towards the end. Flavor is complex, producing different accents of flavor with each taste. Predominant flavors are cider vinegar, rhubarb, raspberry; finishes with a little sour cherry. Finally a sour ale I really enjoyed. Found the balance between, sour and sweet exceptional. Overall, impressive and unique. Now for a little to cheese to finish it off with.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Fairly clear mahogany color with but a small thin tan covering of bubbles. Sweet fruit-wine smell and acetone jump right out. As it warms more sweet fruit, caramel and sour apple come out to join the fingernail polish. Pretty sour impression. Almost a rotten fruit-like impression, sour cherry, fruitcake gummies, and a bunch of fingernail polish. Why does this fingernail polish taste/smell so appetizing? Very acidic and juicy feeling, begs to be drunk.


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