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: 2669   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle. Heavy dark red wine, light acidic. Really something special. Small white foamy head, fast diminishing. Dark red clear body. Heavy acidic with a hint of sweetness, long duration. Medium body, very dry, soft carbonation. Nice acidic one!

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackbock (121) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2008
(bottle) Upon opening the bottle, no hiss, and apparently virtually no carbonation. I poured this vigourously and a head did form, although it did not look like a normal beer head. Beautiful dark ruby/mahogany colour. The initial aroma did not appeal to me, reminded me of vinegar and/or some red wine. First taste was incredibly sour, but I grew to like it. The aftertaste reminded me of pineapple juice and had a metallic note that I get with tinned juices. Extremely dry finish, I would not pick this as a 6% ABV beer and due to its uniqueness I rate the flavour highly. Not at all unpleasant the way some Belgians can be to the uninitiated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Pours a cherry amber color with a light off white head that fades to a layer of foam. Aroma of sour cherries and sweet tarts. Taste is similar to the taste with more sour fruits, a pretty prevalent sweetness and a nice tart dry finish. Very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle, Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Been at least 5 years since I last had this. Poured a dark ruby colour with a medium tan nead which vanished pretty quickly. Aroma was sour, cherry and vinegar. Flavour was very similar with some sweetness and more fruit evident. The finish is sour and lingering. I can understand clearly why this rates so highly, but this isn’t something I could drink a lot of. Definitely worth trying though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle. Clear, dark brown pour with very little head. Strong sour aroma and flavor. Flavor also has a vinegar tartness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchCrow (20) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2008
Wow this sure is one sour bastard! Don’t drink it when it’s too cold. Beautiful color, sharp soury taste. I do love sour ales a lot although I haven’t taste much different kinds. This one was very good. Looking forward to taste new ones.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Whew, this is sour, like biting into a sour apple. Georgeous color, dark ruby red. Nice white head. Very dry, and boy is it sour, wow! Still not a bad beer, gets better as it goes along.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1170) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Exceedingly sour but can be a delight if you: 1) let it warm a bit 2) let it sit in the glass a bit 3) take hearty quaffs 4) dont swish it like wine, drink it down If you letthis linger in your mouth it will just be too much like vinegar. But, if you just drink deep youll get a resounding sweetness up front, which is then quenchingly countered with the sourness and acidic wood, leaving a nice but not overwhelming pucker, setting you up for more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2008
Good strong head to start,back to meek cover on a burgundy coloured pour with good carbonation.Aroma,cider apple vinegar,a mild floral note,wine.Flavour acidic to billyo,finger nail polish,cider,vinegar strong,a wine taste sautern excuse the spelling,sure it,s right,bitter cherries.Not my style but some of these are great,this is overdone with vinegar.Finish,sour vinegar overdone,other good tastes,acidic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
75cl bottle from Jans Wine and Boos #2. Rated on 4/2/08. Pours a reddish-brown with a frothy tan/white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of oak, sour, ripe fruit, apple cider, malt. Flavor is very sour from start to finish with hints of sweetness, dill pickle, plum and just a faint subtle note of worcestershire. Seems like it would also be good for marinating.


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