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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: 2328   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2010
On tap at Toronado. Malt aromas with cherry and vinegar. Lightly carbonated. Drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
slawek (250) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Small head, red, clear color. Aroma: Barnyard, red wine, fruits. Taste: Sour. Flavor of wine, cherry, lemon. High carbonation, short, refreshing finish. Classical beer, every beer geek should try it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2010
Pours a murky reddish brown with a finger of mostly diminishing, off white to yellow head. The lacing is kept to a few splotches which cling persistently to the glass. The nose is of wooden cherries, both aged and fresh, then there’s a light vinegary aroma and perhaps some late harvest grapes. Unwelcomed is the smell of model glue. It remains even when given time to breathe. This is highly acidic in the mouth, thin bodied, with a effervescence of carbonation. The cherries are tart and every bit as wooden as the nose. Red wine vinegar and pickled onions give a harsh first impression, but open out to fruits, herbs and spices: green apples, cinnamon, rosemary and freshly cracked black pepper. As the beer warms the tastes develop, growing more rounded and given this a sweeter, softer side. The sourness cleans the palate and leads to a lasting oak and cherry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 Poured a pleasant brown with red highlights and a large fizzy off-white head. The aroma was of grapes, apples and berries, a nice fruity bouquet. The flavor and mouthfeel were not unlike Champagne, a bit sour but sweet and fruity with a nice level of carbonation. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, it was very different from any of my previous experiences with beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgis (247) - LATVIA - MAR 24, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Cherry dried fruits oak in aroma. Acidy in taste but full complex refreshing. Whisky brown in color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2009
UPDATED: APR 22, 2009 Bottle. One of my first sour ales. The cherry aroma, taste, and palate, make this beer curiously enjoyable throughout. I was pleasantly surprised by the enjoyability of the sour aspect of this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2009
Dark ruby, no head. Sour with plum notes. Symphonic. Strange long sourness, not for me. Purchased in Ølbutikken.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 The aroma of this beer is very inviting. Sour, with a hint of berries, a lot like the Rodenbach Classic. However, this beer is darker, when held up to the light, it gives off a peachy red. The flavor is magnificent, much more sour than the Classic. A sip will make you pucker up with joy as the strong, yet gentle sour flavor takes you by storm. This beer has notes of cherry and more of a juicy peach or apricot flavor to it, without as much of the earthy berry flavor of the Classic. I would also describe it as much more refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Yeah - I love this beer. It’s dark and sweet and sour and strong. A lot of people will just find it sour, but I can drink it again and again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
circinus (241) - 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!


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