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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: 2400   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2006
My taste must be changing as I get older because this beer really hits the spot. Of all the Flemish reds Iíve tried this is IMHO the best. Iím not sure how a beer can have a sharp nose and bite on the palate and yet still be very smooth but this beer accomplishes this paradox. Reminds me of high quality hard cider but to me is much more enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Pours a cherry amber color with a light off white head that fades to a layer of foam. Aroma of sour cherries and sweet tarts. Taste is similar to the taste with more sour fruits, a pretty prevalent sweetness and a nice tart dry finish. Very refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimvy (131) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Champagne bottle. Aroma is sour with caramel sweetness and some acidic notes. Color is a redish brown, somewhat cloudy with a thin white head. Flavor is dominated by sour and acidic...acidity is strong into the finish, which isnít great...not nearly as smooth and clean as the Duchess. Overall, a very sour and acidic beer...great, but a little too acidic to balance out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bookseeb (131) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Appearance is brown in color supporting a crisp dissipating head. Smell of prominant fruity sour with some wild yeast and oaky aromas. Taste has a very nice balance of sweet and sour with the yeast and woody oak. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation. Not much on sours, but one of the better sours Iíve tried.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novair (131) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
Pours hazy brown with no head. Low carbonation, hints of ripe plums, a bit tart at first but a sweet aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdg (130) - SWITZERLAND - APR 6, 2015
Brown color, hazy; yellowish-brown head - aroma of wine, oak, Vinegar, fruits, especially cherries, earthy hops - medium sourness, slight bitterness - light to medium body, refreshing, thin but rather smooth texture, soft carbonation - finish: sour, hints of wine and vinegar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
750 ml. bottle (2008) in a white wine glass. Ruby, brown at the top fading to a clear pale ochre at the edges, negligible head true to style. Vinous aroma, candied apples, elusive nutty Brie and Camembert that kept running away. Vinegar-y taste, yet not too much, sour and tart, perfectly understated sweetness w/ tart raspberries, oaky vanilla notes. Pine needles in aroma too. Effervescence barely noticeable in mouth, medium bodied ending dry. Exquisite and timeless.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Typical sour ale flavor (nail polosh remover) but I felt that the palate was a little more watery than I would have liked. Very little carbonation I think takes away from the potential of the beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Aroma had notes of dark fruit, lactic sourness and red wine. Taste was fantasticly balanced with plenty sourness, fruit, caramel maltiness and a bitingly dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at Edinburgh Brauhaus. Dark red, thin off-white head, half-centimetre thick at most. Aromas of balsamic vinegar, wood, cherries and big wafts of sour tomatoes. The flavours are sweet-sour, pretty acidic, with notes of liquorice, pistachio and even good sauvignon blanc. Perfect carbonation and a smooth mouth-feel complete this fantastic beer.


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