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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: 2684   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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espenra (1015) - 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.

3.7
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
AlohaC’s year end tasting. When it was first poured, those with way more experience and discerning palates said it was bad. Metallic. I didn’t taste it for 15-20 minutes, as the bottle sat open. By the time I tasted it I liked it. It was sweet and round in the mouth. Tart finish. Maybe i just don’t know.

4
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Pours deep amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma is malty and sour. Taste is malty, sour tart cherries. Pretty good stuff.

3.7
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Dark, reddish pour with a nice tan head. Aroma is vinegar, sour fruits, and a bit of funk. Woody, sour flavor with a bit of a cherry finish. A bit of a whiskey character. Nice carbonation, good mouthfeel.

4
Plovmand (8482) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Bottle. Reddish brown body with a fine brown head. Very fruity aroma with some spices and port. Softly carbonated. Balsamicco, port and spices in flavour. Great balanced sour ale. I loved it!

4.1
hallinghansen (3331) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 Bottle. Reddish body with a small white head. Aroma is sour fruit, vinegar/balsamic. Taste is sour and dark fruits. Very nice, i love it.

4.1
Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2016 Deep ruby reddish brown, pale head. Aroma of sour cherries. Flavor of raisins, plums, sweet start and sour finish. Full mouth. Weird but fun. First rating Dec 21, 2008: 7 5 8 5 16 - 4.1. Second rating: Mail bottle. Clear Amber color with a slight red tinge. Aroma of light cherry light tannin. Taste is sweet and sour light cherry. A shadow of its former self. 7 3 7 2 11 - 3.0

3.9
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2008
Pours a dark reddish colour with a lasting brown head. Aroma is of cherry, raspberry and underlying acidic notes. Flavour is similar to wine with a pleasant tartness, dark fruit and sweet malt. Medium bodied with a sharp sour finish. Fantastic beer.

4.2
SCBrew (31) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
2nd in Xmas tasting w/ Vistica. Bottle from South Bay Liquor. Pours dark amber with a tight white head. Flavor is tart raison/plum and fig. Beautiful balance between sweet & sour leaning towards sour. Medium carbonation with smooth little bubbles. Finishes with the same balance.

4
ghawener (1607) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle: Fizzy and full flavored, nicely constructed ale with fruity and wine-like sensations.


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