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: 2737   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2449) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2008
750 ml bottle from Liars club. Poured a murky chestnut brown with a big khaki head that receded to 1/4 inch. The aroma was complex with sour fruits in the forefront--mostly grapes but also cherries and currants; also present are notes cognac and oak. The flavor is pleasingly sweet and sour with elements of sour grapes and sweet currants. Very nice effect. The mouthfeel was a bit thin but it seemed o suit the ale well, what was a bit distracting was a slightly gritty and astringent mouthfeel that developed during the finish. The finish was otherwise long and sweet with lingering cherries. Overall: If I was to brew a sour beer this is what Id shoot for. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (819) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Sour vinious aroma, with hints of toffee and musty yeast. Flavor is woody, lightly fruity sourness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5332) - rdovre, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
Amber reddish colour with small head.Taste of Grapes and Raspberrys,slight sour but mild.My first sour ale so its was o.k.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 17, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Amber red pour with thin tan head. Aroma of cherry and oak. Little carbonation. Taste of sour cherry and some apples with a really smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
On draft @ OBriens. served in a trappist glass, poured a deep amber with a hint of a ruby glow. My initial reaction to the aroma was the little coke bottle candies. Other aromas of sour cherries and vinegar. The bartender was pissed i didnt say it right the first time.....lol

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Poured into a Roenbach Grand Cru tulip. Poured very deep amber with a small off-white head that left spotty lacing. The aroma was tart black cherries, oak, vanilla and barnyard funk. The favlour was cider-like and tart, with a decent amount of acidity, but nowhere near was a gueuze has. There were notes of licorice, vinegar, orange peel and a ton of tart, sweet cherries. Dry, champaign-like finish and a relatively full body and oily mouthfeel make the palate nice and suitable for the tart, robust flavours. I nice lingering of face-puckering sour apples and cherries coats the mouth. I like this better than the original.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Unusual aroma.. sour, hint of cherries and yeast. Dark brown amber color. Light carbonation on the tongue. Starts fruity with a tart sourness. Such an unusual beer. A little acidic. Would love to find another one of these. Found this beer at Grapes of Mirth in Columbus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Im not sure how I havent rated this.. Bottle, BB 8/24/08. Poured clear coppery amber with a creamy initial cap of tan head. Sour oak and cherries were awesome on the nose.. sweeter cherry meat and dry yeasty funk came through shortly afterward.. sweeter than expected, yet very good! The flavor found sour vinegar and cherry skins on the tip of the tongue with seeds and funky lemon notes tailing afterward.. dry, powdery sweet cherry dust showed on the middle, and the finish was sour, dry, and cherry-ey. Well-balanced with a fine use of the oak-aging. Great stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Poured a medium brown with reddish hues. Aroma was of sourness, cherries, fruity and a little yeast. Flavor was a little tart and sour. Not much acidity or excessive sweetness which was good. Pretty good sour that i enjoyed a lot.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Rated 1.10.08 Rootbeer colored pour slightly red with a fine beige head. Faint aroma, dusty, vegatables. . Very nice sweet and sour flavors, very true. Acidic and sour, slightly dry, not as annoyingly sweet as others. Nice palate, crisp but doesnt interfere with the flavors. Excellent. 6 4 9 5 18 . . . . . . . . . ReRate 1.1.09. Pours a reddish tinted dark glowing brown with a pinkish beige creamy froth. Aroma is slightly stingy in the nostrils, varnish, slightly woody, light tart cherries, not as strong as some sours. Delicious first taste, really attacks the palate, very acidic tart cherry and really sour, candy like but still a bit dry, medium amount of vinegar. Really sharp fine carbonation that tickles going down, light bodied and lightly sticky. I really loved this beer at first, but trying it now after having tried sooo many other fine sours, it might be a little too ruthless, I really don’t remember it being this over-the-top. 4 7 8 4 17


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