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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: 2379   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tried this on tap at The Flying Saucer in Addison, TX. This is a great Cru with an aroma of red wine and vinegar. Flavor profile is a nice sour / sweet balance with a great lingering finish. On my favorite list, great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
10th beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. Red-brown, off-white head. Nose of sour grapes. Sour cherry flavour is possibly the greatest thing ever... it actually presents an interesting complexity after one gets over its immediate yumminess. Wish I could have a Rodenbach swimming pool.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (229) - ponferrada, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2015
Cerveza de color rojo oscuro con una cabeza de color beige. Aroma frutal con notas de cerezas, amargo y con toque de madera. Sabor a malta y un poco dulce con toque de madera. Compleja y buena.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown with slight head. Aromas of chocolate and tart cherries. Initial sweet malt fades into chocolate covered cherries with a sour, kriek-like finish. Lightly carbonated, nice medium body. Slight residual sweetness lingers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Dark brown with ruby tones and a low-retention off-white head, yeast clumps clinging to the edge of the tulip glass. Aroma of many dark fruits and berries, fruitcake, honey, breads, candy, light funk of wild yeast. Flavors are very sweet, floral and fruity, mildly to moderately sour after, fairly thick mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
14 Oz draught from Biermarkt. Don Mills, ON. Pours a hazy dark amber colour. Aroma is apples, grapes and sour cherries.Taste matches the aroma. Light body with moderate carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Bottle at the Maltings, York. Pours a muddy brown with ruby highlights in the light. A one finger tan head fades to nearly nothing soon after pouring. The bouquet here is extremely fragrant and strong; I could really smell this for hours. The lady at the next table over remarked, "He doesn’t want to drink it, just wants t’smell it!" I couldn’t disagree. Oak, sour cherries and berries, slight vanillin, overarching vinegar sourness, some slight mustiness as it warmed. Taste was strongly sour both front and back, with honey, berries, sherry, vanilla. It was slightly lactic and notably metallic in the finish as it warmed. Cloying but not in an off-putting way because the sweetness is balanced and mellowed so sublimely by a great sour component. Slight alcohol tinge when aerated, if you’re into that sort of thing. Pleasingly high amount of carbonation, almost to the effect of a sparkling wine. Unique and enjoyable in every regard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Sour fruity feet aroma with a slight cider vinigar twist. Grape, current, apple at the start followed by a sharp sourness of tart cherries. Smooth upon the front of the sip but full of zip as it darts across the tougue at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Appearance: This beer pours a golden ruby color with a big head and lots of active carbonation bubbles. Smell: The aroma is reserved in my limited experience with the style. However with a bit searching there was a little bit of tart cherries and grapes. Taste: The taste is very sugary and yet tart. Much more tart than I had expected but I believe that was largely because of the carbonation that the tart seemed exaggerated. The bottle claimed that is was aged in oak for 18month. I had to use a lot of imagination to find an oak flavor. Overall it is good, but I believe I had too high of expectations. I was hoping for something that could compete with the Duchess. Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is hard to describe. The tartness brought on a pucker and stung the taste buds a bit and yet underneath the big fluffy crisp carbonation the beer had a medium light smooth body. Drinkability: Despite being a bit different than I had expected this is a tasty beer that drinks very easily. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2013
Lendária sour ale belga, de fermentação espontânea, utilizando métodos ainda rudimentares porém tradicionais na sua produção. Envelhecida em 2 anos em barril de Carvalho, num blend com outra cerveja mais jovem. As sour ales sao cervejas no mínimo peculiares. A fermentação láctica dá um caráter acido característico do estilo. Coloração vinho com pouquíssima espuma, desprendendo um aroma acido e cítrico, lembrando frutas silvestres. Ao primeiro gole, uma sensação bem diferente: acido! No paladar segue realmente acida, com conteúdo láctico predominante, alternando com framboesas e cerejas, as vezes lembrando vinho tinto. O retrogosto é seco e bastante duradouro. Honestamente nao me adaptei às azedinhas da moda, parafraseando o Beltramelli. Mas admito que me surpreendi. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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