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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Digzis (96) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2013
Couleur brun rouge. Arôme de raisin et de certains vins rouges, avec une belle acidité mais pas trop sucré. Bien équilibré, assez légère au goût, bien agréable a déguster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (94) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
On tap at beer bistro. Dark fruit aroma and sweet flavour. I find it is almost like drinking a full red wine - but better because it is beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KegOstertag (92) - - JAN 5, 2014
Had at a tasting. Very good and need to seek out again. Will update the review after i have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - APR 20, 2008
750ML bottle. Nice think head which diminishes rather quickly. Colour of ale is deep red, almost mahogany. Strong vinegar and sweet to sour notes in the aroma. Initial taste is very sour but quickly even out to a very nice, almost dry finish. Wonderfully full bodied!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
westler (90) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Time to taste a classic... Dark red brown colour, small, quickly disappearing head. Slightly sour, wine-like aroma. Damp forrest smell. Predominantly sour taste, winey, with a hint of mildew. Reminds me of Roquefort cheese. Honestly: not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2009
Beautiful red-brown in colour with fine off white head on top. Aroma is refreshing, with complex sour characteristics. Its slight woody with an outspoken wine like touch. The mouthfeeling is elegant and lively with fruity touches of sour pinot noir like wine. It has a nice bittering in the finale. Great and complex beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours dark red with small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt with a hint of cherry. The flavor is very tart and it somewhat reminded me of a cranberry drink I had as a kid. I have had only a few Flemish Sour Ales, and this is definitly one of the best I had.

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