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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Tap at the Tiger. Preface this with me not really being a sour fan, yet. And that when I ordered it I didnt l know it was a sour.This poured dark brown with a thin white head. The nose was a bit scary, vinegar, and dirty socks. Pretty sour flavor, nicely carbonated, and yes tart. A bunch of berry flavors popped out too. Nice dry finish. Slowly but surely my taste buds are maturing, lol.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
CH-303 (2066) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Appearance: Dark brown, redish. Little bit of head. Aroma: Sour, winey. Red wine vinegar? Taste: Very sour. Vinous. Sour fruit. Quenching. Info: 330ml bottle, 17/2-2006, 76/300, 45/500

Looks like I am one of the few people here not liking this sour red stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2009 Bottle. Brownish red color.Beige head. Sour ales are really not my type but since I never tried it before I took a bottle. Fruity acidy taste. Rather complex. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Pours an absolutely gorgeous deep runy color with a very small white head. Aroma is cherries, sour-wood and plum. The flavor is sweet and tart all at the same time with a really nice dry kick at the end. Really a wonderful Flemish sour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FilmLabRat (1) - Colfax, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008 does not count
If there was only one beer in the world, and this was it. I would be a happy man.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle - 33 cl. The nose is rather vinous and vinigar-like with burned notes. The head is light brown and the body has theis deep brown with a redish edge. I taste grapes, hay, sour winegums and glue. It has a buttery and sparkling feeling in the mouth. Must admit that sour-ales doesnt belong to my favorites...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aconley (14) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2008
This is a very palate cleansing beer. It is very carbonated and leaves a very sour taste in your mouth. A little too sour for me but over all a great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madquacker (1124) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
Im sorry but I just dont get this type of beer. Reddish with a small head. Vegemite smell and a very sour and tart taste. Grows on you slightly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4510) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Dark red coloured, tan head. Aroma is of sour cherry and wood. Flavour has sour fruits and wood. Complex beer.

Rerate: bottle from Peckhams. Nose tart cherry. Fairly sour, very dry. +.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby red with a firm brownish head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, dominated by cherry with added bits of sour dark fruit, wood, and perhaps a bit of spice. Taste is relatively full and very tart, with a strong and sour flavor of cherries and wood. Very strong but not unpleasant by any means; just think of a strong IPA, only fruity instead of hoppy.

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