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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 2759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.

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Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours hazy dark amber with a 2 finger creamy beige head. The nose is unripe cherries, red wine vinegar and wood. The taste is sweet malt, sour cherries, light vinegar and wood with some light funk in the finish. Medium lightly prickly mouthfeel. Very tasty stuff and very drinkable. Thanks Dak!

3.9
phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2009
750 ml bottle from South Bay Drugs. Pours brown with ruby tints and almost no head. Aroma of cherry, wild yeast, balsamic vinegar, wood. The flavor is so nice- sour, tart, sweet, woody, with some of that balsamic coming through. Sour aftertaste. Medium bodied, with nice balance of such different elements. The first sour ale I had was the Monk’s Cafe; this is more what I had in mind when I imagined what these beers could be.

3.6
wekker84 (2610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2009
330 ml bottle red/brown color a sour smell with a lot of red fruit flavor is light sweet sour and fruity

4.5
SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 bottle shared by phaleslu- thanks peter! Pours a brown with ruby red highlights. aroma of cherry, fruit, balsamic vinegar, wood. Flavor is tart cherries, vinegar, oak. lotta dry pleasant tangy dark fruit oak. little basement must and leather funk. Nice stuff. Well balanced. Refreshing. seems to never disappoint.

3.3
deyholla (12663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma had notes of cherry both sour and sweet, vinegar and grapes. Flavor was more sweet with an undertone of tartness.

3.9
andersand (531) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2009
Brown with reddish edges and a small off-white head. Aroma is oaky, light vinegar with green fruit notes. Body is slick and it goes down easy. Flavour is lightly tart, oaky, fruity and its just a dream to drink when served cold. Nice balance, not too sweet.

3.8
Macegan75 (859) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Nose has moderate sour and slight cherry smell. Pours brown with a red hue, very little lacing. First sip is sweet with cherries but brown malt and sour enter quickly, carbonation sets up the sour finish nicely. Just a great beer start to finish.

4.2
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2009
Beautiful red-brown in colour with fine off white head on top. Aroma is refreshing, with complex sour characteristics. Its slight woody with an outspoken wine like touch. The mouthfeeling is elegant and lively with fruity touches of sour pinot noir like wine. It has a nice bittering in the finale. Great and complex beer !

3.2
mcberko (20259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
330mL bottle - pours a dark reddish brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is cherries, dates and wood. Flavour is a mix of the same with a noticeable, but pleasant bitterness. Sweet and sour finish. Quite highly carbonated. Enjoyable.

4.3
hisskirt (5) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2009 does not count
What a wonderful beer, especially with ham. So easy to pair with food. Just pours a gorgeous oxblood color with an eggshell-white head and charming lace.The perfect amount of carbonation. In a tulip glass, the aromas are complex: attractive wood, dried cherries, & dates. Wonderful medium-heavy mouthfeel. The taste is at first sweet, then tart, then sweet again with every sip.


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