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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5230) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Clear amber coloured body-looks like a coke with a small tan head. Aroma of metal, cherries, caramel, raspberries & tart cranberries. Light-bodied; Tart cherry flavour with strong metal hints. Sweet, dry finish-very tart and enjoyable. Aftertaste makes mouth puckered and very clean feeling. Overall, very nice-metal is noticeable, but still damn good. I sampled this 33 cL botle purchased at a Bottle Shop in St. Kilda (Melbourne), Australia on 03-June-2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Sampled at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA Ratebeer Gathering 11/20/04. Clear dark amber with a beige head. Sour, fruity aroma. Taste has notes of cherry, caramel, lemon and citric tart sourness with some wood. Full and round and smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 it has a very pleasant aroma and pretty color. medium bodied, itís fruity w/ sweet tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2005
very strong bouquet...malts with a fermented cider type aroma, almost like a vinegar. pours a dark brown with a creamy layer of head that formed a thin coating on top of the beer. taste was shockingly sour (especially because the bottle is in french and i thought this was a belgian strong ale...oops). after the initial shock wore off, the flavor is mildly enjoyable, still with the heavy feel of vinegar in your mouth. to call this an interesting beer would be an understatement, and i donít honestly think i will be looking for more in this genre, but if you like having the inside of your mouth shrivel up from the explosion of sour in your mouth, this is your beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2005
(on bottle)Wonderfull clear; ruby-brown color. Slightly beige, lasting head. Wood, cherries, flowerish, champagne-sent; you know? ;) A bit acidic, but with flavourfull food itīs a winner. Espessially fat fish and heavy meat appears good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Had while sitting in the back yard on a sunny day. 33cl bottle, bb 30.06.06. Served @ 56į in my NB worthy glass. The color is deep, dark red with a cream colored head and multiple streams of carbonation. The aroma is sourness and oak with an almost winey flavor. The flavor is tart with wood, citrus?, and red wine. The finish is tart and astringent. The body is moderately full, initially, maybe due to the carbonation, but finishes very dry and acidic. I find it somewhat hard to rate these beers because I can appreciate that they are good, but they are just not my thing. Thanks to beerbuzzmontreal for this bottle and to Footbalm for the one sitting in my fridge waiting for another sunny day. As I look back on my notes for the La Folie, I wonder why the Rodenbach is filtered, the yeast added something to the La Folie that seems missing in the RGC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Beautiful pours - a clear ruby-brown body with a rockt tan head. Itís got a sharp acidic aroma, fruity and woody. The flavor is a quite tart blending of light, juicy fruits. The finish is quite sour, literally causing my mouth to water. Very nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle at the stuffed sandwich. Pours a fizzy reddish brown with very little head and what there is fizzes away. Aroma of sour cherries and vanilla. Oaky med. sour w/ a sweetish cherry finish. Med bodied. Fairly oxidized. Med. dry. I think this bottle was past itís prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Clear dark reddish amber with frothy off-white head & lace. Aroma is vinegary & sour with hints of cherries. Flavor is cherries, plums, a hint of malt. Finishes dry with an "almost past the due date"-wine finish. Interesting. Would like to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1261) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pours a deep, brilliant garnet with a large fizzy head. Aroma is extremely musty and sour, lots of complex, pungent character, like stepping into an old wine cellar. Flavor is mouth-puckering sour and sweet, with loads of tart cherry. Thereís a background woodiness but itís nicely balanced. Very wine-y in its character. I canít drink a whole lot of this but it is nonetheless delicious.

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