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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2530   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.


Gunshy's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This beer poured a very dark amber color and formed an off white foamy head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. An aroma of chocolate, caramel and cherries. The flavor was of cherries and some malt and the sourness of it is definately there in the finish of the beer.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (474) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours unclear murky ruby with an off-white head. Aroma is dark dried fruits, herbal, caramel, cherries, wood and vinous. Taste is light sour, medium and and light bitter. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Finish is slightly tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaCanard (33) - SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bière brune au goût fortement développé de bois. Peu de mousse. Un petit bonheur comme seuls quelques brasseurs savent nous offrir.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (817) - FRANCE - APR 26, 2016
Pours deep brown with ruby reflects and very thin tan head. Nose is ripped fruits and red wine. Aromas are ripped fruits, red and dark fruits, cider. Average carbonation, medium body. Long tart and cider-like finish. Very well balanced and easy drinkable. Great stuff!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (53) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
A very nice bottle with the drink temperature on the label. A brown cloudy beer with a short cappuccino head, very fresh and drinkable, medium sour, you can smell apple and wood, the finish is very short, (I have a 0.33l bottle with best-before 14/10/17 19 17:40.)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2016
330 ml bottle served in a St. Bernardus snifter. BB date of 28 Jan. 2017. Hazy mahogany body with a thin, weak head. Patches of lacing left on the glass nonetheless. Aroma: Some barnyard and wet leather aromas mixed with dark over-ripe fruits. Flavor: moderately tart with a light sweetness. Less funky and more, appealing dark dried fruit and cherries than the aroma suggests. Overall: not my favorite Rodenbach.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep burgundy with a large to medium light beige head which recedes to a moderate firm layer. Aroma is cherries, balsamic vinegar, cranberries. Taste is sweet cherry, a modicum of tart cherry, sweet raspberry, acetic, modest oak notes. Modestly sour balanced with a nice fruity sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (178) - - APR 23, 2016
Draft. Raisin, toffee color. Aroma of dried fruits, dark cherries, lemon. Tart cherries, brown sugar, blueberries, unripe raspberry. Light body, clean finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at home in London - picked up a while back in Belgium. I think it’s about 3-4 years old. It pours mostly clear amber-brown with a creamy, light tan head. Great aroma, with lots of tart berries, sweat, faint wood, cherry, raspberry. Light to medium sweet flavour with a refreshing, salty sweatiness, more tangy berries, impressions of toasted oak, mellow but assertive acetic bite. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pleasantly tart and acetic on the finish, with more sour berries, some cherry and raspberry, very light notes of fig and caramel. Overall, this is excellent stuff. I remember the Grand Cru seeming a bit sweeter, but this is really nicely rounded and fairly dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (258) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2016
Pours a deep orange-brown with thin off white head and aromas of sour, tart fruit & some caramel. Acidic & medium cranberry & lemon sourness just short of eye squinting, in a very refreshing and light body. The taste is gose like, with some added complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (432) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 21, 2016
Dark, hazy, ruby brown colour. Thin line of froth around the glass. Hints of horseblanket. Hints of cranberries and billberries in the aroma. Hints of caramel and cherries at first. Hints of cranberries in the middle. Sour finish. Hints of vinegar and berries in the aftertaste. Nice one.


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