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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2212   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11037) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2006
Bottled. Red brown colour with a beige head. Ripe apple aroma.Pleasent apple,cherry and yeast flavour. Sour aplle finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Poured clear brown with a large creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing with good lacing. Good complex aroma of raisin, port and cask wood. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Moderate sour bitter flavor with a light astringent finish of long duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10906) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 2008.08.12 best before 2010. might be useful as a chemical for removing paint. aroma was acid, very acid. flavor was acid too. very acid. more acid than vinagre. it burnt in the mouth. i braved up another sip to get the palate - palate is that it grows in your mouth.. yuck. hard to imagine something worse than this. i’m not sure it was meant to be THIS acid and sour. 2009.03.06 re-rate.bbf 4-6-2010 apeears clear brown, thick light brown head. aroma is acid , vinagra, sour. flavor is still strikingly acid and sour. concentrated vineagra. beneath that a very nice sour. if i should describe, take a cantillon, add sugar and vineagra. strange brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/09/1997
Mode: Draft
Source: map room, Chicago

dark amber, whispy head, sweet-n-sour malt aroma, dark amber, puckering sour malt flavor, semi sweet, very complex
-------- /> Date: 04/06/2006
Words: aged

clear dark brown, big tart cherry aroma, lots of tart flavor, very dry,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10716) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty moderate hoppy sour aroma. Moderate sweet light bitter flavor. Very vinius acetic flavor with cherry notes. Average finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10484) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 I bought the bottle in 1986. Aroma: wood, cherries, sherry. Carbonation has partly disappeared. Still sour taste, but the intense sourness has eased away somewhat. Cherries, wood, chocolate and porto in the very complex taste. Almost creamy cherry aftertaste. What a great and very special beer after all those years!! Re-rate "fresh" beer best until 3/04. Creamy head. Oak, apple and cherry aroma. A good deal of sourness. Oak, cherry, some fruity sweetness and creaminess in the flavor. Has this beer become sweeter as it was some 15 years ago? It remains a beer of great depth and high quality, but I'll deduct 0,2 point from the original rating. Another re-rate: most recent Palm-Rodenbach version. Great aroma: caramel, oak, mustard. Rather vinous. Sweetish flavor: cherry, oak. Tart, but not as tart as it was 10 years ago or so. Grapefruit and even banana. Wunderful beer, even now. Not the dominating sours of the past, and I would like it less sweet, but that is partly restored by the complexity. 9 4 8 3 17 = 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10398) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 Bottled: Dark amber. Hazed. Medium lasting head. Has this great mingle of sweet and sour in the aroma, that makes you want to try it. Vinegar and spices in the flavour with a nice sweet touch. Dry in the aftertaste. This must be a perfect aperitif.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 [At Chez Moeder Lambic] Dark red nearly brown beer with beige head. The sour aroma contains balsamico and prunes. Nice sweet sour flavor with hints of vinegar and berries. Nice complex beer that finishes with a delicious acid bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. Small local gathering. Pours a clear red-brown colour with a short fizzy head. Sweetish aroma of vinegar with fruits (mainly cherries) and wood. The flavour is very sour with cherries, nice sweetness, wood (oak), dark fruits and some strawberry in the end. Sour dry well lasting fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
Red copper beer with a frothy small white head. Cherry wood and horseblanket aroma. Sour cherries and lactic fill the mouth very pleasantly, puckering the mouth. The label claims there is corn in this!!! If i tatsed this blind, I think this would be a kriek...bizarre...but good.

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