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: 2667   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Reddish brown with a greyish head. Cherries, black currants, wood and rasins form the aroma. Acidity and dry flavours with notes of cherries and sour apple. It is very vineous, tart and complex. A grand experience!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle 0.33 l. (Two weeks past BB) Clear deep red with fizzy head. Nose is very vinegary and sour. Flavor is like red wine gone bad. Very up front red vinegar with some faint cherries and unidentifiable funkiness. As it was past best before, I couldnt help but think its gone bad even tho I knew its a sour ale. Not my choice, Ive had better of this style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1413) - Montana, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Thick red/amber pour with small off-white head. Nose of cherry cider vinegar. Flavor was grannysmith apples, cherry, and vinegar. It just puckers the mouth, yet makes you reach for another drink. Very sour, yet what a nice change.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
From bottle. Nice pour. Dark amber, with beautiful fluffy light brown head. Aroma of fruit, vinegar, sour, and sweet. Initially a metallicly hint in the beginning rounding out to cherry, sour, vinegar, sweet , oaky mix. Tart in the end, with longer after linger of sugar. Very interesting and bold brew. Everything seems to come together very well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Lots of wine vinegar and fruit in the nose with mild initial metallic notes that dissipate quickly. Very soft and acidic palate with lots of Lacto and cherry notes. Tart and soft finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2008
11.2oz bottle. Pours reddish dark amber in color with thin light brown head. Aroma is sweet, sour and cherries. Taste sour, tart, sweet and off apples with dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1986) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Dark clear red color with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor of sour fruit and vinegar. The flavor is very sour with vinegar up front, malt in the middle and cherries at the end. It fits the Flemish Sour Ale style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2008
Color is very nice dark red-brown. Aromas are apple, vinegar with sourness. Theres very much vinegar in taste but also cherry and its sour, dry and tart. Palate is medium and its heavily carbonated.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
douqep (8) - USA - MAR 19, 2008 does not count
Like others have said, much like a tart wine. More like a marinade in my opinion. There is truly nothing like it. Havent had this in years do to lack of import but I hear one can get it again. One of my favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2008 On tap. Does not really smell or taste like beer. Huge winey nose, followed by a huge winey flavor. Very interesting all around, but I cant say I would drink this on a regular basis. *** This beer is far better the second time around. Makes me think something was wrong with the first bottle I had. Rasberry, cherries, citrus, red wine, wood. Sharp, but nicely balanced. A very good beer.


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