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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

jw0406's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (757) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle pours a reddish brown color with an off white head. Aromas of cherry, oak. Medium bodied, tart and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (313) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pour is dark with a medium foamy head, aroma is malty, fruity, sweet. Taste is light acidity with alcohol notes and fruity esters with lively carbonation and a light acidic finish. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een bier met een heel uitgesproken smaak, maar het was absoluut mijn ding niet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (104) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
Schiuma leggermente beige, fine e molto persistente. Colore ambrato scuro un po’ torbido. Al nato si avvertono note acide, simili proprio all’aceto. In bocca si avverte un acido di classe, una sorta di mela acida e crauti. Si avverte anche un legnoso di classe. Alla fine della bottiglia, però, un po’ stanca. Giudizio complessivo: una più che soddisfacente Sour Flemish Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1986) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Decent tartness, perfume, bit of cherry, marzipan. Sourness and flavour comes in a hit, but the finish is sweet and lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1294) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt, citrus, fruit, sour and woody. Taste is sour and acidic with nice fruity notes. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RanoRanoRano_ (1) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Served at 44°F in glass goblet. Cherry aroma up front with a hint of oak. Poured redish brown with an off white head, which dissipated relatively quickly. Natural cherry flavor up front. Not too sweet, not too sour. Would dare to say more of a tart flavor rather than sour. Noticed some hints of apples and white grape. Oak comes across in the background. Tart to slightly sour finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (510) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft. Pours bloody red/maroon with barely any head. Aroma is fermenting grape, gym socks, wine barrel, must. Taste is sour, light/medium body, and deep. A bit of puckering here with the citric acid notes. Sour/black cherry and lemon stand out. Brown sugar (a bit). Good all the way through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pfeezor (11) - - JUL 30, 2014
Consumed at home...pours reddish-brown with white head that dissipates quickly...cherry, oak aromas...sour vinegar taste...solid sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niller (576) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Bitter sour taste of vinegar. Very sour finish of vinegar. Not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (860) - - JUL 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-16-12 - Served on tap in a snifter glass Appearance – Served a deep ruby color with a small off white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave only a very light level of lacing. Smell – The aroma was of a heavy sour grape and cherry aroma with some green apple and vinegar smells. Taste – The taste begins of a fruity sourness. A puckering cherry and grape are most noticeable in the beginning. As the taste advances however a apple cider vinegar taste comes to the tongue and blasts the taste buds with a sour flavor. These take the taste to the end where a light yeasty flavor comes to the tongue along with a lighter dark fruit sweetness which ever so lightly mellow out the very vinegary taste. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is light and a little prickly with the carbonation level being above average. Both do a wonderful job with the very sour nature of the beer and make it quite drinkable. Overall – While not really my favorite beer style, this is a nice and sour Flemish with a good flavor profile. It is classic for a reason.

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