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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: 2696   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.

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2.9
jaghana (6168) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2010 Bottle 33cl. A very brown and cloudy beer with no head. Smell is on "oude bruin" but with intense burnt - smoked notes. Aroma is on burnt note, not very fruity (cherries), very dry, very vinous specially on the finish. The sourness dominates at the finish which is quite oily and acid too. Salty notes are there too with old oak. A bit too dry for me, remains me some Cantillon gueuses.

3.9
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to MrBunn. Starts out with the aromas Id expect, sour green apples. Pours a dark red/brown with a somewhat fizzy head. Flavors are a wonderful mix of apples, cranberries, some unripened grapes, vinegar and a modest funk around the edges. Palate is quite tart with some sweet and a good smooth drinkability.

3.9
MagnumPI (56) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2009
GONAD CRUNCH BARRED ! Thin lacy head and pungent aroma from this fruity Guezuesque beer. Dark and crimson with a hint of fizz, this unique taste stays as pungent from start to finish, and redolent of sour grapes. It feels alive as you drink it and despite the odd flavour you cant help enjoy it

3.7
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Draught at TND: Aroma of dark ripe fruit, cherry, malts, alcohol, light funk, slight lactic acid, and a hint of funk. Poured brown/ruby in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, off-white/tan head that lasted throughout. Light to medium tart, lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of light funk, barnyard, cherry, lactic acid, and slight oak. Medium body. Average texture. Average to lively carbonation. Funky, lightly tart, cherry finish is a smidge sticky.

3.8
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Wow. The first sour I’ve really enjoyed. Flavor smells of sour green apples, under-ripe citrus, and tart cranberry. Flavor matches, and the wild yeast/bacteria flavor that I’m used to is very understated, which is great. There are no off or unpleasant flavors...or if there are, they are well hidden. A very mellow sour, which may come from the blending of aged beer with fresh, which is characteristic of this style. A very interesting, easy drinking sour, that I’m glad to have experienced.

3.8
eManu (547) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2009
Pours a red brown dark color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sour fruits and spices. Flavors are strong and kicking, very sour and little sweetness with lots of fruits like pears and apples and some cherries. A little lambic like. The Rodenbach glass has a football in the foot of the glass, I think because the owner of the brewey is also the owner of a Belgium football team.

4.3
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draft for Sourfest 2009 at Brouwer’s for SBW. Pours a dark amber with tan head. Sour fruit dominates the aroma with hints of smoke and a roasted caramel and vanilla (fantastic!). Get a nice tart berry flavor that is smooth and a good drinkable beer.

4.5
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
On tap for SBW Sour Fest; one of 16 tried. Pours red-black with an off-white head and plenty of lacing and the perfect amount of bubbles. Aromas of tart blueberries and cherries with a bit of vanilla and malt. I really loved the taste of this one, which was of sour cherries and had a wonderful balance of sweet and sour.

4.2
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s for sour fest. Clear ruby reddish/brown with a ring of head. The aroma is somewhat malty if anything. The taste is indeed slightly sour and well balanced.

3.3
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2009
A 0.33L bottle tasted at Kaisla. Mild vinegar nose. Pale thin head (circle). Reddish coppr brown colour. Sour fruity taste. Slight hints of vinegar. Some hints of raisins. Slightly vine like.


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