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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

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RATINGS: 2235   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.


Nena's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottled. Poured a dark red brown with a small, tight beige head. Aroma is a fruity tartness and balsamic vinegar, plus a slightly floral note. The flavor has a grape and wine-like quality. This has a nice layered complexity as you drink it, beginning with the balsamic sweetness and the grape, moving to the sourness, and finishing with a dry woodiness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Aroma: sour, acidic, apple, cider, oak. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sour. Palate: sours continue, oaky, getting a little bit bitter in the finish, slightly dry, apples again, soft carbonation. Overall: quite an interesting Sour Brown, nice palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (120) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Fruity and roasted malt aroma. Light sourness. A special aftertaste comes long after the sip. It reminds of oven dried olive in the pizza.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
florent.janssens (59) - - DEC 15, 2014
arome de torrefaction, geuze,... Goût fort nuancé. C’est une rouge des flandres avec un léger goût de lambic doux. L’arriere gout reste et évolue. Bière interressante.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (10) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2014
Red color. Beige foam formation has low altitude and long duration. Balanced beer that denotes a light tart red fruit. Medium bitterness bubbling and comes to tickle the tongue. Very well balanced and shows a more acetic touch. Soft, sweet and sour body. Beautiful delicacy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
slawek (215) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Small head, red, clear color. Aroma: Barnyard, red wine, fruits. Taste: Sour. Flavor of wine, cherry, lemon. High carbonation, short, refreshing finish. Classical beer, every beer geek should try it.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mooms (52) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Too much vinager in that wine aftertaste. I understand this type of beer has a huge following but if you don’t like Sour beers, drink some apple vinegar instead.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kadakas (42) - ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
Caramel malty sour-sweet aroma. To let it breathe, it opens it’s sweet belgian strong ale aroma. Dark red/brown colour, beautiful caramel tone top. Feels oddly liquid. Sour-sweet-sour-sweet combination. Mix of raw berries and even vinegar, but that’s not bad at all. Surprisingly good and pleasant mix. Very-very dry at the end, you just need another sip. Wouldn’t drink over 1 in a row but overall - the best sour beer I ever had!

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bewyder (129) - FRANCE - DEC 9, 2014
Présentée comme une bière entre la bière et le vin, avec un côté aigre, elle m’est apparue plutôt comme une bière entre la bière et et un soda tourné etrange. Extrêmement mauvaise, écoeurante, imbuvable, je n’ai pas poussé la "dégustation" très loin. Bouteille achetée chez Intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 24/10/2014.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (391) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2014
very vinous and tart, tastes of dark fruits and cherry (only a bit) it is delicious and it is definitely worth your time,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
Old rating rerated 01.12.2014, 0,33l bottle sampled @ UNA sour beer tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry sour-ish, oak, mild vinegar, sour dark fruits, sorrel, soda powder, caramel. Taste is slightly sour-ish, sorrel, mild vinegar, oak, sour dark fruits, grass, dark sugar, hay, caramel, mild balsamico, hints of butterscotch. Little bitterness, nice mild acidic mouthfeel. Nice.


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