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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: 2176   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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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
WingdSoldier (46) - - MAR 1, 2014
Redbrown light beer with a very fruity aroma and an extremely sour taste. Not that different from the regular Rodenbach.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (464) - POLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Barwa: głęboko miedziana, wyraźnie zamglona. Piana beżowa, niewielka, szybko opadająca i pozostająca jedynie przy ściankach. Aromat: karmel, wino owocowe (wiśniowo - jabłkowe), nuta alkoholowa i kwaskowość przypominająca kwas mlekowy i octowy. Smak: kwaskowy, jedynie odrobinę słodki z nuta alkoholową zbliżoną do "babcinego" wina owocowego. Dopiero w tle posmaki karmelowe. Piłem to piwo już wieki temu i wówczas wydawało mi się naprawdę niezłe. Mam wrażenie, że barwa była głębsza, a smak mniej winny. Obecnie sięgnąłem po nie trochę z sentymentu, ale nie zachwyca już tak bardzo, choć nadal jest leżakowane w wielkich dębowych beczkach i do produkcji używa się 1/3 młodego piwa oraz 2/3 2 letniego. Być może to wina koncernu Palm, który wykupił Rodenbach. Trudno powiedzieć, ale Grand Cru to już nie to samo piwo, co wcześniej.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamnowek (47) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
Very tart but also punctuated with a strong fruity taste. This definitely isn’t a beer for everyone, but I love it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (60) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2014
bottle@de tolly joogipood. pours brown with small head. aroma is sour like homemade wine,tart berries, bread. Taste is similar, little sweetnes also, cherry, acidity, bit spicy. Well balanced, low carbonation, medium body. Good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
raize221 (4) - Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
09/13/2014 - From bottle in tulip glass. $5 (!) for 750ml @ Costco. Effervescent, hazy mahogany, very thin off-white lacing. Sour aroma of tart cherries and bread. Fruity taste of cherries and some berries. Tart acidity very prevalent but not overpowering. A bit oaky on the the back of the tongue. Dry finish. Great beer to share just about any time. Well balanced, accessible sour with good availability. Stock up if you find it cheap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guiroul33 (40) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Brown color, almost no head. Aroma of vinegar, oak, lactic acid. Taste is very well balanced between sweetness and acidity. Not an easy beer but very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Brown hue with off white hue that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is caramel, lactic, acetic, balsamic, oak, grape must, toffee. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with acidic tart following and dry finish. Overall this is a good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1005) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 9, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Brown colour with off white head. Fruity and wine aroma. Sweet, fruity, wine taste, slightly sour and acidic. Medium body.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mjik83 (136) - - SEP 8, 2014
33cl flesje via De Boterhal, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 6% Uitgeschonken in origineel Rodenbach Grand Cru glas Uiterlijk:roodbruin met minimale schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: zuur, citroen, azijn Conclusie: geen liefhebber van dit bier, dus vandaar de rating ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (29) - - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at Erzbierschof. Beautiful dark ruby color with nice foam. Aroma is sweet-sour, fruity (apples, cherries, nonripe gooseberries), nicely complex. Taste is both sour and sweet, but not too sour. Awesome complex finish with a little caramel or honey. Great mouthfeel, medium carbonation and body. Very balanced. One of my favourites!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1785) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Golden color, white head. Sour taste with apple, earthy notes, toast, yeast and a bit of acidic notes. Sour finish with apple, acidic notes and toast. Excellent sour.


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