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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: 2292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
elosop (188) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 Very dark, reddish look. Little foam. Very sour, almost vinegar taste. Not much beer taste here. Lingering sour aftertaste. Not my cup of tea...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (187) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
Schiuma leggermente beige, fine e molto persistente. Colore ambrato scuro un po’ torbido. Al nato si avvertono note acide, simili proprio all’aceto. In bocca si avverte un acido di classe, una sorta di mela acida e crauti. Si avverte anche un legnoso di classe. Alla fine della bottiglia, però, un po’ stanca. Giudizio complessivo: una più che soddisfacente Sour Flemish Ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2003
In a bottle, rated at 6.0%abv, best before 21-06-2004. Pours red/brown with a tight off-white head that fades quickly. evident lactic aroma with a hint of musty, stale hops in the background. Pronounced lambic taste hinting at dry wine, with a drying finish leaving the mouth feeling slightly as it would after a mint - kind of chilled. Overall a delightful brew, which only makes me wonder how good the higher rated Flemish sour Ales must be...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Pours clear ruby with a large puffy cloud of white foam. Aroma of tart cherry, berries, oak. Flavor is tart yet sweet, wood, musty, tart cherries, berries finishing off sweet with some green apple.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhiner41 (185) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Excellent sour, not over-powering just a hint of the sour to start, then full flavor. Little to no after-taste...so drinkable. Color is a hazy dark brown. Zero head. Smells of vinegar at first, then apples, ant a slight hint of cherry. If you like Rodenbach, this is the big brother.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apickles (182) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Lovely dark red colour with small head. Smells sour and saucy with sherry. Slight second flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Dark, red/brown pour with a small head. Aroma of wine grapes, blackcurrant and some good ol’ funkyness. Taste is almost more sweet than sour at first sip, but balances after a while. Som dryness in the palate.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2001
I made the mistake of ordering this beer thinking it was something else. However, it isn’t one I regret. This beer is bar none, excellent. Strong, warm, and fruity. The taste of cherry is prevelant and has a somewhat tangy nose. Beautiful. Even at 6.75 a bottle is was worth it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (177) - Skogn, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
Dark brown. Aroma is almost like red wine; sour, oak, vanilla. Maybe a touch of candi sugar. Mouthfeel is nice. Flavor is red sour candy. Kinda like the sour red fish-hard candy haribo makes. Cherries, strawberries, raspberry. I’m not getting much malts here, mostly fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Reddish-haze pour with frothy white head that is alive with carbonation and fizzy activity. Nose is intensely dry with a sour cherry overtone. Mouth has heavy carbonation and an inviting dryness. Flavor starts astringent that becomes very mellow and rounded out with a nice oaky, nutty malt character, before finishing long and tart. A great sour that is given depth and drinkability by the pleasant interlude provided by the oak. A rich example of the style.


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