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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: 2683   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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Driftwood6 (214) - USA - SEP 29, 2007
On tap at Map Room, Chicago. Tasted very fresh and just outstanding. Highly carbonated-- kind of fizzy-- reminded me a little of champagne mouth feel. Not overly sour and a very clean after taste. I drank this after several other big Belgian and IPA beers, so I can’t really comment on the subtle flavors. It was the perfect beer to finish off a great Friday night in Chicago.

3.8
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep red / ruby with brownish head. Aroma is vinegary / sour at first but this quickly changes as the fruit, especially cherry quickly comes through. Taste is sharp and malty with woody / fruity / acidic. This ale is very well balanced and is a joy to drink.

0.9
glennmastrange (2883) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle. First time with a Flemish sour. OMG did this suck. Aromas of hay, straw and dark bread for the malt, perfume for the hops, and mold for the yeast with wood, cherry, medicine and a heavy dose of vinegar. Head is fizzy off white with good lacing and is mostly lasting, color is hazy red/brown. Flavor is pretty rough, starts lightly sweet heavily acidic, acetic and sour then finished just sour and acetic like fruit juice gone bad. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and finishes extremely astringent. This would make a good oven degreaser or salad dressing.

4.1
Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2007
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with a small haze, possibly from yeast in the bottle. Small coarse white head. Funky sourish oaky wooden aroma. Sharp acidic bite at first then a more rounded malt flavour. Nice balance between malt complexity and sharp acids. Finish leaves mouth dry with a wooden impression. A beer that stands out and has its own unique character. Excellent stuff.

4.1
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Nice glowing hue. Small head off white. Good red cherry sour taste. Like sucking off of a bunch of cherry skins. Tart, but in the end really great. Terrific balance. Some yeast thrown in. This was a nice addition to my meal.

4.4
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours a very dark ruby with some tan head. Just a great musty, yeasty nose. Fruit skins are very present as well. I could sniff this sucker for a long time. But hey. Drinking is better than smelling! Well for the most part. Flavor is strong with raspberry qualities. Smooth and even, it delivers on the palate in a way which never wanders. Feel is even and smooth with not a whole lot of bubble to it. Kind of borders on syrupy. Highly drinkable. Definitely worth trying. Damn good brew.

3.7
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2007
This was a good sour poured dark brown and was not bad at all,a style i am likeing more and enjoying with a sweet finish.CHEERS 1

4
thomat (3928) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2007
Dark, redish brown with a small tan head. Lots of fruit and wood tones. Medium body with a long , bittersweet finish.

4.1
capretta (10) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 vinagary and sour with grape and cherry up front. noticable oak. no real hop characteristics. very dark colour with mild roast flavours. thin body and dry. lovely drop but not something you could drink a case of in one night!! ha

3.6
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2007
pours dark red with a nice two finger fluffy brown head. aroma is oak with some sour cherry and yeast. has a light to medium body with good lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger and there is a sweet taste to balance out the sour. the sour gives you a nice pucker at the end. also has a grape aroma and flavor and is a bit acidic. not to much on the aroma but pretty explosive on the palate and flavor. a pretty solid Flemish Sour.


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