Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 2686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jessbnjess (15) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Bottle. Pours a pretty clear amber brown with very little head. Wonderful sour aroma, with some vinegar in there. Flavor is more of the same- sour, vinegar, and oaky. One of my favorite sour ales. I will definitely enjoy plenty of it in the future.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiddenvariable (210) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2008
bottle. pours a clear reddish brown with a thick off-white head that starts to fade quickly but slows down and fluffs up, leaving a good amount of lacing as it hangs around. fantastic smell of sour grapes, balsamic vinegar, some sour cherries, and some wood. strong oaky flavor with sour cherries dominating a solid fruity ester profile, maybe a bit of lemon and sour apple as well. the finish is unlike anything ive had: intense, biting sour (in a good way), with a touch of sweetness backing it up, leaving a sort of grape preserves flavor lingering in your puckering mouth. lots of carbonation, and a medium body, with a mouthfeel that disappears quickly as the acidic sourness thickens in your mouth what would be a coating, astringent beer and turns it into something else entirely. ive never had anything this sour that wasnt a candy. a damned interesting beer that i have to be in the mood for, but when i am, it has no replacement.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (3083) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2008
The aroma is great. Very much like a fine wine. Flavor is sour at first then fruity and slightly sweet. Crisp and clean finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2008
On tap at Busters in Minneapolis. Served in snifter. Beautiful deep brown body with reddish hue. Strong sour, almost vinegar aroma with hint of fruit. Taste is also sour with oak and berry flavors presented near the back of the palate. Tart and light fruity acid finish. The more subtle oak and berry flavors become more prominent as the beer warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
bottle from mj. thanks man. this was one of those that i really wanted to say more about, maybe go off on a rambling tangent, but in the end i didnt here is what i put down in my notes. reddish brown, grey head, sour dusty nose with a bit of fruitiness. enjoyable sour flavor. blueberry, strawberry?? finishes incredibly dry. really hard to describe except to say, i like it. 4 6 8 5 16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Very nice sipping beer. A strong aroma leads to a sour, black cherry flavoring. A tartness that is not overbearing makes this ale a nice touch for special occasions.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MattShizzle (607) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown and clear. Small head but very bubbly in beer itself. Smells quite sour. Very sour flavor. Frankly tastes like an infected beer to me. Dont like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2008
From bottle 12 oz : Pours a highly carbonated dark brown with some reddish highlights. Head is about a half finger of very fizzy carbonated white head, that dies quick and leaves a fizzy ring and lacing. Aroma is alot of vinegar, some sour fruits, and cherry, but it is all pretty faint. Taste is very carbonated up front, very much like a grape soda. Grape, some cherrys, and it ends very tart and sour. Light body up front, then finishs very thick. It really isnt bad, its just like nothing i have had before, ive had another sour, but nothing like this. VERY carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle poured a deep, dark amber color. Light body, early malty sweetness. Incredible blend of rich maltiness and slightly tart character. Nice dry balance, slight cherry-like notes. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 Holy cannoli, this is good. I thought at first that, even though I love sours, I might have met my match. The tart fruits came on with extreme lip-puckering intensity, with a vein of acrid syrup right down the middle. Uh oh. But after a few minutes patience, the beer settled down, the funk emerged with rounded fruity qualities, and, most enjoyably, the oak came to the fore. Wow, this is subtle and hugely enjoyable beer. A real top notch sour.

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