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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: 2136   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Small tan head, a touch rocky, fair retention and lace. Ruddy brown color with a soft red glow. Vinegar aroma up front along with notes of cherry, light woodiness and an earthy background. One tart pup, medium body thats coating with a nice carbonation level. Fruity flavors, cherries, spice, maybe some citrusy notes? Dry malts and vinegar behind the scenes. Lots going on but gets a bit tiring on the palate. Finish is dry, tart with a light astringency, fruity and woody. A tough drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2005
My first Belgian Sour and it was an experience Iíll not forget soon. Not as good as my first "make- out session" but still... A light beige head that mostly diminished topped this clear brownish-red brew. THe aroma warns you a little of the coming tartness, but is mostly of grapes, and then opens up a little sweeter...like plumbs. In the mouth the first thing I noticed was some sweet carbonation, but the sourness really kicked in midpalate and in the finish. WOW, thatís tart! Sort of sweet, but the tartness balances it out and makes for a refreshing drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Sample at tasting. This was my first experience with any sort of flemish sour which I can honestly say is a lot different from anything Iíve experienced thus far. An aroma and flavor of sour mix, vinegar, and grape juice with lots of carbonation...perhaps too much for my taste. It was a very interesting and powerful flavor, aroma and mouthfeel but it was also very hard to drink. Very acidic and sour, it was hard to find anything else. Perhaps my tounge is not ready to fully appreciate this style. Perhaps it never will be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TerryR (383) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Nice burgundy color with an off white head that quickly disappears. Sour, vinegar smell. Even more so in the flavor. Quite refreshing and thirst quenching, but it is becoming too much as I reach about the half way point of my 750 bottle. A classic that I will revisit at some future date.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; brewed in 2004 ]
A mostly diminushing average fizzy off-white head that tops up a clear dark mahogany body. Heavy lacing. No particules. Few small bubbles. Aroma presents malt being medium caramel while hops are barely noticeable herbs ... Sourness/fruits/oaky. Yeast is moderate fruitiness. Also, there are evocations . Initial flavor is moderate sour while development is mild tartness Finish is long . medium body... oily texture... Soft carbonation...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3686) - Holbśk, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle at Paters Vaetje. Redbrown with a little beige head, mostly diminishing, ok lacings. Aroma heavy fruity. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy acidic, long duration. Light body, watery, soft carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Pours a clear deep burgundy color with lots of bubbles and a nice amount of froathy offwhite head. Aroma is very winey, oak, sour berries and flowers- very distinct scent. Flavor is very sour - like unripened raspberries. Very acidic and an oaky undertone. Overall, too much sour for me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2917) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Iím still new to the flemish sour ale style, but this beer took me by surprise. Its got a very unique aroma of wood and yeast. The taste is of sory cherries and tart citrus. taste is smooth. I probaly wont be drinking Flemish sours on a regualr basis , but this is one I could have every once in a while.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (6733) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2006
Bottle. Light brown creamy high and good looking head. Hazy red brown body. Vinegar grapefruit aroma and flavor. Acid without being unpleasantly sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Pours deep red, very clear, with a soft off-white head. Sour and acidic throughout with cherry tart flavor up front. Iím not a big fan of the acidic bite with the sweetness that this shows, the cherry gets a bit winey and has some vinegar after taste.


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