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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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on tap
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RATINGS: 2565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


electrotype's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (609) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 1, 2014
Surette et imprégnée de goût de cerises. C’est une version améliorée et moins sucrée d’une Duchesse de Bourgogne, pourrait-on dire. C’est très agréable comme bière quoiqu’il pourrait y avoir un peu plus de complexité pour m’envouter davantage!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
torriman (16) - Valencia, SPAIN - JUL 1, 2016
33 cl bottle. Brown relish color with light head. Nice tart aroma. Medium carbonation. Sour finish. Good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1356) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Mahogany with bit ruby, practically no head, bit lacing. Bit sour funky and sweet, cellar funk, over-ripe apples, yeast and malt. Light to medium, sweet and sour, long finish, vinous notes, lively carbonation. Balanced, nuanced, good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5519) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Rating #5500! 4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear dark amber. Aromas of cherries, berries, light vinegar. Tastes of cherries, berries, tart notes, light vinegar. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (478) - - JUN 25, 2016
Cherries and dark fruit. Very sweet aroma. Dark reddish brown. Thin light tan head that recedes quickly leaving a slight residue on the glass. Crisp and dry like a red wine. Tart cherries. Dark fruit. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (414) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. Brown with ruby reflections. Aroma is sour vinegar, some fruits and red wine. Taste reflects the aroma, but includes apple and some notes of wood. Quality all the way..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear iced tea brown with a thin white ring. Slightly tart, sour aroma. Very smooth with a tart cherry flavor. Very enjoyable. One of the better beers I tried at the fest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (652) - ITALY - JUN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 33cl bottle. Pours hazy reddish brown with a thin light beige head. Aroma is cherries, plums, berries, vinegar, some yeast, some winey note. Taste is similar with excellent fruity flavors, some sweetness, a green apples hint, some vinegar but the acidity is perfectly balanced. Light yeasty spiciness, some earthy cellar notes. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
copestx (64) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Head can be a bit frothy on draft, from bottles it dissipates quickly like coca-cola. Aroma is dark cherries, oak and balsamic vinegar, taste follows aroma plus light vanilla notes. Sour, tart, sweet w/ the magic Rodenbach spice. Strong vinegary aftertaste that sits high in the palate. This is the gold standard on which other Flanders red/browns are measured.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sccp1910 (158) - BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2016
Mais parecida com uma lambic....frutada e frizante....lembrando os populares chops de vinho.....mas agradável e refrescante.....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (988) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2016
It pours a reddish brown with a tan head. The head retention is rather decent. The head is frothy. It has aromas of cherries, plums and moderate sourness. It has tastes that is intensely fruity and sour with cherry, and plums. There is some spiciness to it. It has a medium feel with medium carbonation. Overall this is a highly fruity, sour beer.


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