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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: 2724   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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2.7
bembelembe (219) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2008
Stum-like beer. Very sour. Aroma of grape & rose wine, balsamic vinegar, red fruits. Aftertaste is burny and soury with grape notes. Carbonated. I almost wouln’t call it beer because of it resemblence of grape stum.

3.1
fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle from a local supermarket. Pours a deep red with a thin head. Smells like lemon-lime juice meets big red gum. I love the smell. First sip makes you wonder what this is. Almost wine like with sourness balanced nicely with a light sweet and spicy finish.

3.8
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2008
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Murky copper color with a mound of tan foam. Aroma is very sour and winey with lots of hints of grapes, red wine, and some sugar. Flavor is a sour explosion in your mouth with lots of sweetness in the middle and a finish that’s very sour and cloying. Quite nice.

4.2
robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
dark red pour with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma of red wine, balsamic vinegar, and lots of grapes. Flavouris very sour, wow! Big notes of balsamic vinegar, and grapes, with a touch of sour fruit. Big sour finish, very vinegary. A wicked beer, in the upper echelon of the style.

3.8
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
A dark red colored beer, with a thick beige foamy head. It disappears quickly. The aroma is sour, oak and some fruits like cherry. The taste is dry sour, woody, dough/bread. Fruits like cherry in the back. It has a sour bitter aftertaste and it is warm and burny.

3.8
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009 Clear deep amber with tiny head. Malty fruity aroma, wood and sour berries develops in mouth. Flavour is both sweet and sour, mostly sour, especially in finish. Very complex.

4.4
Nik925 (800) - USA - SEP 6, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 Have grown to love sours since the last time I had this when it caught me a bit off guard. A great sour ale, though for me this seems like a good benchmark for sours. Have had better and have certainly had worse. The way it clings to the palate and the texture is just amazing. I wish they oak aged the entire batch. It is close to excellence but falls a bit short.

3.1
goozen (4145) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2008
Botle 0,33ltr: Reddish brown coloured ale with cherries and a well blanced sour taste.

3.8
BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Crimson with strawberry edges...this one packs a tightly packed 1/4 inch off-white head. Aroma is of oak, ripe cherries, lemon zest, and sweet vanilla. Flavors are dominated by red ripe cherry, unripened plum, and the sourness of lemon. Plentiful carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one.

3.9
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 On tap, small snifter. Dark red-brown liquid with a thin off-white head. Aromas of honey and vinegar. Flavor initially vinegar-sour with a touch of honey sweetness, turning to vinegar-sour with hints of cherries and caraway seeds, fading to a long, sour, oaky finish. A bit of malty sweetness lasts to the finish, and takes the edge off an otherwise astringent mouthfeel.


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