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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (622) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 9, 2007
Bottle from Eurohappy, 6% ABV: Pours a great looking opaque reddish brown color. Head is medium, off-white color. It lasts for little but leaves a good lacing. Aroma is very complex, fragrant and full of sour, fruity notes. There are green apples, dry cherries, grapes, a lot of wet wood, vinegar, champagne and Sauvignon Blanc wine. This is so different from any beer I’ve smelled before. Oak gets more and more prominent. Flavor is sour, very fulfilling, mineral and intense. Similar to a good demi sec Champagne but more sour. It has hints of sour apples, white grapes, maybe some berries and even Martini. I can feel some mustard as Fukito pointed out. Complex but a little sharp. Full mouthfeel, pretty big body. Finish is astringent, and a little harsh. Carbonation is lively but smooth. Refreshing, sour aftertaste. A very complex but difficult to understand and appreciate brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Thanks goes to JK for sharing this. From a 330 ml brown bottle, this brew pours a reddish brown color with a small light tan head. Lots of carbonation with a sticky lacing. Aroma of strong red wine, some vinegar, cherry, Dr Pepper, and moist hard wood. Taste is sour cherry, musty raspberries and a tart aftertaste. Kind of reminds me like drinking a sour port than a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2007
330ml bottle poured into a sniffer. Pours brown with a small fizzy off-white head. The head mostly fades, leaving a small film on the top of the beer, there is no lacing. The aroma is very complex. First there is a sour vinigar aroma, then there are hints of soy sauce and then a slight hint of oak. The flavor is a little more one dimentional. The flavor is of sour apple, then there is a vinegary finish. The body is medium-full with a dry yet syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall it is allright, I didnt know what to expect on this one, it is something that I have never experienced before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Sour fruity feet aroma with a slight cider vinigar twist. Grape, current, apple at the start followed by a sharp sourness of tart cherries. Smooth upon the front of the sip but full of zip as it darts across the tougue at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle shared with Casey, Loz, Traci in a Belgian beer tasting night Poured sort of browny/red with an off white head. Aroma sour vinegar notes maybe some sour cherry. Tasted slightly sour with a hint of that cherryness rushing through again, also a sweetness there but quite clacky with a crab apple edge to finish proceedings off, very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2007
From 750 ml bottle. Deep bright amber beer with gripping off-white head. Sour apples aroma with a bright carbonation and harsh booze evident. Teetering on the vinegar side with gnarly peachy sour fruit notes. clearly alcohol potency. Not as good as I hoped it would be. But ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2007
pours dark red with a nice two finger fluffy brown head. aroma is oak with some sour cherry and yeast. has a light to medium body with good lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger and there is a sweet taste to balance out the sour. the sour gives you a nice pucker at the end. also has a grape aroma and flavor and is a bit acidic. not to much on the aroma but pretty explosive on the palate and flavor. a pretty solid Flemish Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Pours brown with an off-white head. Slight oaky aroma with a sauerkraut smell as well. Very crisp tart flavor with a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (830) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark amber with a medium off-white head and an aroma of cherries, some brown sugar and citrus. Flavor starts out sour, citrus and red wine vinegar, but than has lot lot of other sweeter notes, like peach, honey, bown sugar, ripe red grapes and cherries, nice sour finish that sometimes gets a bit too much to me after drinking half a bottle. Overall a nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9400) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle: Deep reddish amber coloured, clear, small foamy layer, complex sour, vinous aroma with traces of wood, balsamico, fruits and vanilla; strong sour, a bit adstringent flavour, medium bodied; very fruity (strawberries) and sour-adstringent finish, underpinned by some malt. Good, refreshing and complex.............

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