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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: 2743   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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trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Pours a cloudy, darker copper with a rocky off-white head. Oak, cherries, sour yeast, an ethyl. All the Flemish sour tastes are there: cherries, funky yeast, oak. Nice blend with a sweeter malt which gives off a bit of a graham-cracker taste. Kind of like a very, very tart cherry pie with some funk. Thought this was better than their classic.

3.9
Pinball (12061) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2016 2008.08.12 best before 2010. might be useful as a chemical for removing paint. aroma was acid, very acid. flavor was acid too. very acid. more acid than vinagre. it burnt in the mouth. i braved up another sip to get the palate - palate is that it grows in your mouth.. yuck. hard to imagine something worse than this. i’m not sure it was meant to be THIS acid and sour. 2009.03.06 re-rate.bbf 4-6-2010 apeears clear brown, thick light brown head. aroma is acid , vinagra, sour. flavor is still strikingly acid and sour. concentrated vineagra. beneath that a very nice sour. if i should describe, take a cantillon, add sugar and vineagra. strange brew. 2016-01-04 bbf 19-08.2017.clear amber small brown head.Aroma of wood, vineagra, caramel and malts.fainter notes of red wine and perhaps green grapes. Flavor is velvety mellow, bordering between sweet malty and acidy sour, balance is way impressive, very complex but also very blended. dry notes of wood too. the dry and velvety touch makes this one a bit better than its peers. rate bumped up big time.

3.8
IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
750 ml bottle from GM Liquors; Nose has a medium light tartness with some cherries, oak, and light toffee; very lightly hazy brown with a very small beige head; flavor was tart with some berry and grape notes; finish light tartness. Better than their classic!

3.9
LilBeerDoctor (3904) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with just a slight white ring of head. Aroma is tart tart tart of sweettarts, wood! Flavor initially of rye. Lots of rye bread with a tart, sour finish. Unfortunately the rye faded as the beer warmed. Overall, quite drinkable for a tart sour and much more complex and richer than the original. Nice malty backbone to balance out the super sweetness. Anyway, this beer is quite good.

3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12 oz bottle from the 4 pack from Binny’s (Orland Park, IL). Pours a beautiful reddish brown hue hazed with a touch more red than brown and medium head of white bubbles that dissipates to a small ring fairly quickly. Aromas are very typical of the Flemish sour, oakiness, sourness and touches of sweet but sour fruits (Able to pick up grapes, but also cherries and sour raspberries). Initial is sour right off the bat, full bodied for the style and full of interesting flavors. Sweetness mellows out upon tasting, making way for some interesting mixes of sour and oak, with a bit of that fruity sweetness tailing in the finish. I’d have to say this is a very interesting beer, but I’d prefer something more dry as opposed to so sour but it is balanced more or less.Aftertaste is pleasant, but I could see it getting annoying. A good beer, an interesting beer and something I’m glad I had.

4
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2008
8/3/08: Bottle.
Garnet brown-red body with no head or lace. Full bouquet of raisin, cherry, sour white grape, sherry cask and a bit of barnyard with minor hints of alcohol. Flavor much the same as the nose: sour white grapes with cask/ barrel characteristics are predominant. Finish is dry. Very enjoyable.

4
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
From Stone Sour class taught by Tomme Arthur. (I lost my notes so this is to the best of my memory.) Strong sour ale colored deep red with light head. Tastes of cherries but also a rich, malty fruit I can’t put my finger on. Very interesting aroma and aftertaste. I think it has something to do with the aging in oak barrels. Very rich and strong. Quite good.

3.4
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Bottle thanks to Ughsmash. Brownish red with a medium fluffy off-white dissipating head. Aroma of paint thinner, sourness, mild cherry and mild oak. Taste is massively sour and dry throughout with a sour finish. Some of the oak character does come out but it only gets me thinking how I’m not a big fan of things aged in barrels, I don’t get the fascination. At least this one wasn’t a whiskey barrel.

3.6
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2008
Pours dark red with a small of white head. Nose is full of sweetened red fruits, cherries and raspberries mainly(think berry compote). Palate is chock full of liquered morello cherries with substantial tart dryness on the finish. A killer dessert beer!!

4.5
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Pours a dark red with a decent head. Flavor is full of tartness, with a symphony of medium malts and dark fruits just behind it. Really a great beer, on par with Duchess de Borgogne, one of my favorite beers. If you like sour ales, you have to try this one.


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