Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 2436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2011
Lovely, dark dark red, reddish head fading quickly to release sour fruit - plums, cherries, a wiff of port. So sweet on the first taste, quickly resolving to a sour fruitiness. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zoret (153) - Badalona, SPAIN - OCT 30, 2014
Cervesa ŗcida i complexa de carŗcter vinůs amb tocs fruitats de pruna vermella i cirera.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
Whoa! If you donít know what to expect, this beer is quite the shock to the system. It is mouth-puckeringly sour, at least on the first sip, but mellows as you get used to it. It appears not to be too popular around here, as every LCBO has cases of it stacked around. However, I quite like it, though it takes some getting used to. Its sour character is nicely balanced by its sweetness, giving it a taste not unlike sour cherry candy or something similar. Itís a rich reddish-amber and really does have the sour cherry flavour. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Has a nice, fragrant sour aroma, like wine. Pretty nice dark brown color, sort of like a cloudy cola, with a bit of head that takes a while to dissapate. Flavor is nice, obviously very sour, vinegary. Has a pretty nice body and texture, and decent carbonation. Overall, a very pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2001
A nose of cherry lambic, aged wine and oak esters. Color of cherry cider, but much clearer. A taste so tart it makes the tastbuds tingle and the salvilary glands kick into high gear. Very nice for something with such high acid. It would be wonderful with a roast duck. but I have none at present so it will do quite well solo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 Intensely sour ale with a mild malty background. Nose of dark cherries, berries, plums, currants, wood, and earth. Mouthfeel is very puckering and acidic, rather thin. Additional notes of caramel, oak, plums, chocolate. Has a slight vinous quality, and the tartness lasts past the finish. More puckering and refreshing than the Alexander.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
japi (148) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2011
Dark red colour. Aroma: kefir, fermented milk, apple Taste: sour apple, champagne, and dryness ( at the end). My new best!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Liked this beer. Don't usually go for cherry flavored sours but the cherry flavor was mild enough. Good sour, sweet, but not too syrupy. Big bottle from bw. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Pours a dark red with a decent head. Flavor is full of tartness, with a symphony of medium malts and dark fruits just behind it. Really a great beer, on par with Duchess de Borgogne, one of my favorite beers. If you like sour ales, you have to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2005
This is an excellent beer and may turn me away from Lambics. Itís got a nice nose, an excellent sour fruit mouth, an a very thin head. Iíll be drinking more of this and will probably have a few bottles in my luggage on my return.

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