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.

   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...

   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.

   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...

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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