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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: 2704   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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3.9
thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle with Pipper at the Beer Engine. My first Flemish Red. Color was dark brown, similar to the Roch 8 like she said, but it was cleaner (no floating yeast flakes), and had less of a head on it. The smell wasn’t terribly appealing. I thought it was going to be an excessively sour ale, but I was pleasantly mistaken. Yes, it was very sour, but it was well-balanced, and very drinkable, with a full palate of grapes. Recommended.

3.7
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottled. Brown with small head. Aroma of fruit and notes of sourness. Flavor is dry with notes of cherries and malt

3.8
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle at The Beer Engine: Color: same as Rochefort 8 with no head. Aroma is funky bleu cheese and sour white grapes. Smooth slightly tart but boozier flavor at the beginning of the sip then tart bite at the back of the palate. Very refreshing and completely different than the last Flemish Red I had Duchesse de Bourgogne. Love the diversity of this style - it felt like a borderline lambic.

4
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep reddish brown with a creamy lasting off white head. Nice lacings. Spicy and sour aroma with notes of vinegar, wood, sugar and berries. Sweet and sour flavour with wooden notes. Fruity. Nice and spicy finish. Very refreshing.

3.8
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Dark red brown. smells a bit nutty and sour. Lemony sour flavor, deep burnt flavors in there, bitey on the way down. Drinkable and enjoyable.

2.8
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 Nose strong on vinegar, slight sour notes. Pours a murky light brown with a 1/4 inch tan head. head settles in nice halo. Really strong vinegar taste, sourness is not there, heavily acidic, fruity flavors taste slightly spoiled. Almost like a red wine heat in the throat. It’s cheap for a reason.

4.6
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2009
This is the best flemsih red going. It smells vinegary but sweet. It has a brillant red color with a white head. If you want something sour with bite this is your beer. Great every once in awhile. If only we can get the US again, let me konw if you find it anywhere.

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Bottle Pours out a brown with some red highs topped with a small white head. Aroma was tons of vinegar and some sweetness. Tast was more of the vinegar and cherries. A little grape and some wood. Not bad. Thanks Toby

4.6
zizzybalubba (1880) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2009
750 mL bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop (purchased November 2007 and best by July 2009). Brownish-red pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sourness and oak. Wonderfully sour flavor blended with earth, wood, and apple cider vinegar. Absolutely spectacular. Palate is a bit thin but really just as I would expect from a sour ale. This is a remarkable beer.

3.9
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
750 ml bottle from Market of Choice. Poured out dark brown that turns red when hit by direct sunlight, nice lacing, quick evaporating head. Aroma is extremely vinous, nice bit of cherry as well and perhaps some wood. Flavor was a lot sweeter than I expected, with just the right hint of sour as well. Nice mixture of grape and cherry flavors with some light woodiness. Very tasty beer.


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