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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2383   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Wow. The first sour Iíve really enjoyed. Flavor smells of sour green apples, under-ripe citrus, and tart cranberry. Flavor matches, and the wild yeast/bacteria flavor that Iím used to is very understated, which is great. There are no off or unpleasant flavors...or if there are, they are well hidden. A very mellow sour, which may come from the blending of aged beer with fresh, which is characteristic of this style. A very interesting, easy drinking sour, that Iím glad to have experienced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle, best by 21/02/09. Pours dark reddish brown with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is vinous with raspberry/cranberry notes. Very fruity in the mouth, lots of raspberry/cranberry. Vinous, little spicy carbonation, with a sour tangy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2011
Beige fizzy head which disappears quicly. Hazy redbrown body. Smells of cherry, citrus, oak and yeast. Intense citrus taste with cherry notes and vinegar.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duchammer (123) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2014
I am a sucker for Belgium beers, especially the funky ones! Very smooth and crisp beer. Slightly malty sourly acid taste which it should be. Oak is present but not overpowering. Nice and fruity in the nose! Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (123) - - AUG 30, 2014
Still one of my favorite beers, period. As a fairly readily available beer out here in Japan I canít complain, this takes some beating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frulertruler (121) - San Rafael, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
Botella. Madera, frutos rojos, levaduras, acidez, dulzor. Cerveza redonda todo bien integrado, deliciosa

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Pours a red color. Sour aroma, not particularly fond of that. Taste is sweet and sour, some cherry or res berries. Fresh, sparkling, really something different from my regular choice. Not my style though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grossecaisse (120) - FRANCE - MAY 13, 2008
roasty, citrus, bubblegum, woody, red, sparkling, heavy cloying sweetness, heavily sour, medium body, lively, bitter,

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
2007 vintage from a 22oz bottle. Pours an amber mahogany, slightly cloudy with a creamy lacing head. The smell is heavy on dried fruit, oak, a sour tinge. Taste is dried fruits, woody, and sour. Dry tart finish with a little warming alcohol finish. Great beer, happy I have another bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 Grand Cru pours red-brown with orangey highlights. Lighter than the Classic. Firm off-white head with staying power. The nose is (of course) sour. Iím calling it a mix of malt vinegar and madeira with some nutty woodiness from the oak. Flavors are more of the oakiness with strong acidity of something like red grapefruit. The palate is very full and rich with a long drying finish with some minerals, especially as the beer warms. This beer is fantastic. Itís more complex and more polished than the Classic (which is also very good). Iíd save this for a special occaision (like when you can find it!).


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