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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2290   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 Dark pour with a khaki head. Smells tart with some hay and earthiness. Tastes so smooth with cherries, sour, cherry, with some bitterness to balance. Very nice!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (129) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
belle robe rouge foncée, belle mousse. Nez puissant sur la cerise acidulée, le noyau, l’amande amère sur un fond balsamiquet boisé. Bouche tout en élégance et en fruit, un bel équilibre d’ensemble. Une bière de soif.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMR (393) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a dark brown glass of beer. It is a fruity beer with a strong overruling sour aroma.Very good within it’s own style but I personally start to get bored with sour beers after a couple of sips and I’m afraid the Rodenbach Grand Cru was no exception.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatbarbu (26) - sherbrooke, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
375ml boqiebiere. A louverture on sens une confiture de cerises sures bien mures, vinaigré aussi. Une belle rouge opaque avec col blanc cassé.Wow sa promets. En bouche le corps est saisissant, bien crémeux avec un côté caramel torréfié au beurre. Un coté boisé qui colle au palais. Un peu trop vinaigré a mon gout mais tout de meme tres plaisant. La finale est longue et laisse le coté vinaigré se prolonger, avec le gateau cerise mure et le chene qui englobe le tout. Une ttes bonnr bière qui explose de saveurs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syfher (144) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Rodenbach glass; from the fridge. The aroma is vinegar, with a beautiful brown red appearance and a chocolate brown head. The taste is overhelmed by a sour apple/oak taste that is very nice indeed. Palate is a lil bit float. Great beer ! Try it, love it !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (306) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle, side by side with la folie. Deep Amber, light brown head, great lace. Aroma bourbon, brown sugar, green apples. Taste is green apples, brown sugar, faint oak, some spice. Palate is light, carbonation very nice. Finish is sour, slightly bitter. Sorry, but this just kills la folie.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (584) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
En fût au Bier Market d’Ottawa. Au nez, vinaigre balsamique, citron. Brune tirant sur le noir avec reflets rougeâtres couvert d’une petite mousse fuyante mais qui persiste malgré tout. En bouche, le vinaigre balsamique se mêle aux notes de boisé et subtiles accents de petits fruits des champs, de griottes et de raisins verts. L’acidité est douce et permet aux saveurs de bien se développer. Agréable, intéressante et complexe.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbillon (49) - Pesaro, ITALY - FEB 22, 2015
Al naso salgono aromi di legno e pane. In bocca buon equilibrio tra acido e amaro accompagnato da un bel secco finale che pulisce la bocca. Sapori fruttati, in generale una buona bevuta.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (463) - Elche, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2015
Dark red color with beige head. Aroma is vinegary, with sour apple, cherry and oak. Flavour is fruity, with green apple, red wine, vinegar, again cherry with a slightly caramely background. Sour finish, but not too overpowering.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tarmok (91) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2015
Aroma: cider winegar, caramel. Appearance: brown, clear, minimal head, white foam. Taste: heavily sour, light sweetness. Palate: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation. Longer you drink, more you like. Fortunately i share, so only half

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
indrekr (38) - ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2015
Aroma: vinegar, sharp. red, clear, minimal head, heavily sour, light body, thin feel, fizzy,


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