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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: 2144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10406) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10349) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10259) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10140) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Dark, red-brown, beige head that disappears rather quickly. The sour aroma spread around the table nad I fearfully let the glass meet my lips, as I’m reassured by the name, that tells me this must be good.... I’m very new to this type of beers... The first sips makes my tongue, palate and lips contract, so I must look pretty much has a hen’s butt-hole. But after the first sips of cultural chock my mouth gets used to this beer and the vinegar notes are much friendlier... But then what?? Weeeellll, it’s a very complex flavour wit many notes. I recognize cherries and fruit, and my thoughts go to a slightly sweet/sour kriek. The finish is refreshing, acidic and gueze like. It’s definitely an exciting beer, and I actually liked it a lot more that I expected, going as far as to say it’s really nice!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10091) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2005
Amber, great offwhite head. Aroma from juniperberries, a bit tart and sourish, fruity from grapes and vinous. Flavor from grapes and juniperberry, fruity and with sour notes. Vinous feeling that gets more obvious in the finish. I like these kinds of beers more and more

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (9999) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Deep ruby reddish brown, pale head. Aroma of sour cherries. Flavor of raisins, plums, sweet start and sour finish. Full mouth. Weird but fun.


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