overall
98
93
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2733   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottled shared among our table of BAs/RBs at OBriens Pub 14th Anniversary Barrel-Aged beer night 1/15. A- Pours a clear dark orange/brown hue, minimal white lacing dissipates, very little lacing S- Sour green apples, vinegar and salt (like the potato chips of the same name), grass and oak T- Initial taste is a wonderful range of sour fruits dominated by cherries and apples, some light fruit syrup and grass flavors, finishes quickly and sourly M- Medium-bodied, watery texture, moderate carbonation D- Wonderful balance of sour acidity and sweet fruit, truly a stand out sour ale that I would highly recommend, this was much-beloved among even the grizzliest of raters at our table

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to lampeno420. Aroma has notes of caramel, dried fruits, cobwebs, a little green apple. Dark amber brown with an average sized off-white head the mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is sweet and sour with a clean finish. Palate is medium light bodied and lively. Really good. Full flavored and tasty but quite drinkable. Really liking these sour brews lately.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Reddish brown with a medium-sized, fizzy light-brown head. Oaky, sour cherry aroma, moderately musty with a touch of granny apple tartness. Flavor is tart up front, notes of raspberries and green apple, turning a touch sweet and malty. Glassy, slightly metallic finish underneath woody flavors. Robust, musty and funky - pretty darn tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1078) - MOROCCO - JAN 8, 2009
Poured cloudy deep copper with a small "fizzy" head. Like a cider with a sweet and then sour. Well made brew made for sipping.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Bottle from tytoanderso, thanks man. Poured a deep garnet-red color with some ruby highlights and a thick, dense light beige head that slowly receded to a thick layer. Tart, fruity aroma with hints of cherry, red grape, oak, some acetic acid, and that vinegar-like Rodenbach yeastiness. Tart, lightly puckering entry with some light vinegar and acidity along with some sour cherry and oak and a finish that pairs some light sweetness and hints of grape skin with a dry, lightly funky yeastiness. Palate is left lightly dry with a nice hint of oak. Not overly sour, but well done and enjoyable. Thanks again Ty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12386) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2009
750ml bottle-pours huge overflowing, no, an "exuberant presentation" as joet says [ok, I read the thread on Arbor Brewing bottled beers]. Rocky/foamy tan head with red/brown color. Aroma is sour cherries/apples, spice, oak, medium malt, some antiseptic/astringent notes. Taste is very sweet/tart/fermented/sour cherries/apples, spice, oak, medium/dark malt, some antiseptic/acidic notes. Complex, finishes semidry and puckering. Interesting/occasional/sipping.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Fruity and acidic nose, even vinegar-like. Sharp acidity is balanced by light fruity sweetness. Clean, complex, delicate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Tulip glass. After fighting the cork off and almost dropping the whole bottle...poured a black walnut color, with a thin but resilient white head. Aroma heavy of basalmic vinegar, red fruits, light chardonnay sour. Sour bite on first taste, green apples, tangerine, unripe grapes, vinegar and coolness. Bitey smooth mouth feel, slight metallic flavor that others have mentioned now that I have looked. Nothing too terrible, thoroughly enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2009
I dont drink too many sour ales, but this one is actually very drinkable. You can smell the sourness right away, and i though it was going to be overwhelming, but its not. Pours a dark mahogany color with little or no head. it is very sweet, but not a malty sweet. Little or no hops, but it does have a mild bitterness at the end

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
espenra (1006) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2008
33cl bottle from Barley Wine. It poured a dark red colour with a small creamy off-white head that settled down fast in the glass. The aroma is very sour with notes ot yeast and cherries. The flavour is bitter and tastes of yeast, cherries and appes. It has a short aftertaste.


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