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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zootfinster (219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2008
I really don’t like this beer. The taste of cherries and currants is far too strong and so is the acidity. The aroma is equally as distasteful as the taste. It looks like coca cola and I personally think coke tastes better I’d rate it lower but I didn’t want to get into the Bud Light territory

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2011
33cL bottle from Brussels. Smells of complex sour with a lot of fruity notes and some yeast and perhaps a slight bit of cotton candy or candied fruit. Palate is very smooth with light carbonation that jumps around briefly in the mouth before settling in. Taste is exquisite: initially sweet and fruity with hints of cherry and underlying sour, then develops a strong sour dominance before alternating to a candied fruit taste and back to sour in to the finish. An excellent display of flavor dynamics. Finish is moderately sour and dry with a hint of cherry. An excellent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pedrens (219) - SPAIN - FEB 9, 2015
Botella. Color rojo oscuro. Espuma rojiza muy clarita, q forma decentemente pero desaparece rapido. Aroma frutas rojas como cereza y frambuesas con un fondo de vinagre y madera. En boca una primera impresión dulce q se torna acida rapidamente, vinagre de vino, algun fruto rojo...carbontacion viva y textura fina. El final algo mas dulce y afrutado. Iniciandome en las sour y hoy por partida doble. Quizas demasiado para un novato jajajajaj

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Bottle, Imported. Like the Red, this has similar physical characteristics--Ruby color, same rich head, same acidic/spicy smell. The Grand Cru is more sour than the Red, and the depth and assertiveness of the spices is bolder, more prevalent. This is a lambic on steroids. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2008
Color is very nice dark red-brown. Aromas are apple, vinegar with sourness. There’s very much vinegar in taste but also cherry and it’s sour, dry and tart. Palate is medium and it’s heavily carbonated.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2008
Stum-like beer. Very sour. Aroma of grape & rose wine, balsamic vinegar, red fruits. Aftertaste is burny and soury with grape notes. Carbonated. I almost wouln’t call it beer because of it resemblence of grape stum.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2006
My first flemish sour ale. Dark mahogany brown body with medium off-white head. Aroma of sour grapes and vinegar. Flavor is lightly spicey and fruity in your mouth with an intensely tart finish. Not something I can drink a lot of but still a very respectable beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - SEP 29, 2007
On tap at Map Room, Chicago. Tasted very fresh and just outstanding. Highly carbonated-- kind of fizzy-- reminded me a little of champagne mouth feel. Not overly sour and a very clean after taste. I drank this after several other big Belgian and IPA beers, so I can’t really comment on the subtle flavors. It was the perfect beer to finish off a great Friday night in Chicago.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle shared with Ronald and Carita in Finland. Shines in the glass a deep, incandescent chestnut brown. Smells of iron fillings and minerals and conserved fruits. Fresh, uplifting acidic taste that dries the throat out, finishing with a stoney acidic finale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Beautiful red pour. Funky fruits and just a hint of vinegar on the nose. Flavor is fruity with good sourness mid-palette finishing almost creamy. Sourness is tart cherry and pleasant vinegar. Very little lemon. Refreshing brew. On draft at Flying Saucer in Houston.


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