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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: 2340   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.


0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2002
awful

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2001
This is another great beer. Not for amatuers. You probaly won’t fall in love with it the first time but after a couple you’ll learn to like the tangy taste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
Pours a caramel, dark honey color with a frothy off-white head. Smells of white grapes, melon and sour cherries. Feels almost champagne like in the mouth, a nice soft palate with great tartness. Tastes almost sweet, though i think thats the wrong word. White grapes and cherries for taste, with nice lacing in the glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Brown color but has a brightness to it. Some good red hues running thru it. Big head that dies right away. Good aroma-sour cherries and a trace of oak. Sour smelling. Perfect blend of sourness and fruit. Just a hint of oakiness. The sourness is just right and balanced with a nice sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
750ml bottle poured into tulip. Pours a nice brown/copper with a finger-thick head. Aroma is mostly of green apples, but I can also perceive some sour cherries in there, and some slight barnyard aromas in the far background. When it comes to sours, my nose is not that good honnestly...this is really all I can perceive! Taste is medium sour, medium sweet; this is really well done and balanced! Body is medium, texture is rather slick, really nice. Carbonation is average and accompanies the tartness in a nice way. Finish is pretty sour and astringent. Overall, one of the best sours I’ve had, and possibly the best Flanders-type of ale I have every had. Mind you, this is the first genuine I’m having, as the others I’ve had were Quebec-made interpretations. This is the real deal, and it has earned its rating and reputation. A well done, superb sour ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 17, 2003
At the brewery. Beautiful head, great reddish golden color. Tart aroma, with a bit of sweetness in the background. Exceptionally dry and tart. A very nice thirst-quencher. World-class!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2005
Cherry wood color, quickly dissipating head. Smell is balsamic vinegar, woody, some cherry, tart, and sweet. The taste is almost lip puckering, grapefruit, and lingering tart.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
33 cl bottle. Red-brown color with some head. Aroma of cherries and something sour about it too. Tart and sour in flavor, with some yeast coming thru. Has a more sweet and smooth finish that leaves a dry and bitter taste on the palate. All in all a very fruity beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scirtes (98) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle, bb 22.09.16. Ruby coloured, a bit hazy with beige head that is quickly disappearing. Aromas of fruits, sourness, and some woody notes. Complex taste with distinct sourness balanced by fruity sweetness and tannin bitterness. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Every time I retry this beer, my palate is blown away. Beautiful dark fruit, cherry, slight oak and earthiness. The taste starts and end with a beautiful building sour flavor that is enhanced by the oak and balanced with a little sweetness. Dry finish with that fruit, oak and sour flavors lingering for a little while. Gorgeous beer.


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