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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: 2759   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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3.8
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
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
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
Jayb0 (1197) - 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) don’t 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 you’ll 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
gam (3930) - 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
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.

3.3
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Draught at the red. Something about this just looked perfect sitting in a tulip glass with a dark ruby body and small, creamy head. Tart, fruity, acetic aroma with some woodiness. The flavor has a biting acidity with some white wine character and fruitiness. What I loved was that the malts didn’t throw any conflicting flavors at the sourness; it just worked. Oily, medium body. This was really refreshing and surprising. (7,5,8,4,16=40)

Rerate: 75cl bottle. Still has a nice vinous aroma, but this is a sugar bomb for sure. I don’t know Why I never really noticed this before, except that I had this before i really got to know the spectrum of sour ales, and this is more approachable for those not very aquainted with the style. Still has a nice sweet-tart sourness, but I thought I was going to be sick after barely over half a bottle of this stuff. Where are the dry Belgian sour ales?

3.6
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 didn’t 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.

0.6
CH-303 (2240) - 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.

3.7
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


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