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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: 2268   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 7, 2005
First thing that goes through my head as soon as I un-cap this one is Red wine cooler....Then I read the label and find out that It’s actually aged in Oak varts for two years... Deep red in colour with a Fizzy white head. Aroma is mostly fruity (field berry comes to mind) with a hind of balsamic vinegar. Mouthfeel is very dry - much like red wine. Field berry favours with a very tart finish. Very different....

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Astonishing Aroma: Malt vinegar, cherries, red wine, wood, I could smell this beer the whole day! When it comes to the taste, the acidity and the vinegar taste is just to much for me. I prefer the more balanced version with just 1/3 of old Rodenbach.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Great beer, not quite as good as the Vintage, but still damn good. This beer pours a little darker and louder than the Vintage but has a very similar nose. It is, however, not a complete or complex as the Vintage. But it’s still damn good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (170) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle. Deep reddish brown with a decent beige head. Sour fruity aroma of cherries and blackcurrants with notes of oak. Flavour is very tart and of cherries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, apples and balsamic vinegar. Slightly sweet leading to a sharp finish, but also a touch dry. So much going on this...it’s really a sharp and complex beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2000
I can’t see drinking any more than one, and even then only occassionally. The sourness was excessive, making it something of a chore to finish a bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 21, 2009
Deep brown. Fermented berries, vinegar in aroma. Sour as hell, like drinking vinegar with berries. Soft maltiness when the sourness fades away.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (166) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a Trappist glass. Clear dark red brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, prune, dried fruit, yeast, and notes of caramel. Flavour is surprisingly sweet with notes (ripe fruit, fruit syrop, fruit leather), sweet malt, a nice tart finish. Perhaps overall a bit sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2007
0.33l bottle from supermarket. I am not fun of sour beers. It has good (but mostly sour) aroma and taste but you have to like it. I don’t.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Purchased at Gomers of Kansas. Poured a real deep dark red with an off white head. Aroma was real fruity with lots of cherries and some apple. This is the first sour that I have had and holy cow was it sour. Reminded me of a cider in a way but with a lot more complexity.


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