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: 2699   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2006
bottle, my first grand cru and this was not what i expected. very sour, tart with a lot of flavor. no bitterness and yet balanced with the other flavors. a new flavor profile that my palate needs to get acclimated with.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Reddish brown color - aroma is slightly sour, with hints of fruit Flavor is tart, yet wamingly smooth - silky texture and flavors of cherries and other fruit. Finish is sharply sour.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bottled. Poured cloudy brown with a tan, foamy head. Nose was fruit, grapes, sour, wine-like. Flavor was very sour, fruity, acidic, biting. Finish was dry and the mouthfeel fizzy and carbonated. This was my first try of a Flemish Sour Ale, and I really enjoyed it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Served on tap at Monks cafe in Philadelphia. The ale poured a mulled reddish brown that was somewhat opaque with a light, off-white head. The aroma, as well as the flavor, is dominated by dried fruits and a slightly evident alcoholic undertone. The flavor is sfruity and sour, though well balanced with an almost tannic astringency that was very refreshing. Overall, in my limited experience, the best reperesentation of the style that I have ever sampled.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3350) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle sampled at the Newtown Brewfest with Stegosaurus and The Mad Indian. Pours red with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries and yeast. The flavor is sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Re-rate time - I first tried this bad boy when I knew nothing of sour. As stated previously, this one has a nice cherry color with a whitish head. Aroma is a wonderful cherry-sour-wood mix. Flavor is full of cherries, sour/brettiness, wood and some sugar. Tangy-sweet feel. A wonderful brew, though not my all time favorite sour by a ways.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
Pours deep burgundy-red. Small but dense tanned head. Very aromatic, mostly sour and acidic fruits, also ripe dark cherries and almonds. Refreshingly sharp and acidic taste. More cherries, also sour apples, cranberries, pepper and a little bit of candy-sugar sweetness. Well balanced with an incredible complexity. Pleasant tart and fruity finish. A beautiful beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Sampled with Stegosaurus and Beerded_one at Newtown Beerfest.Pours deep red with an off-white head. Aroma of fermented cherries . The flavor is sweet , with a hint of fruit, and a harsh tart finish. It was just ok..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Rich smoky sour aroma right after the cap was popped. It poured with a minimal head, but after it reduced to a silky light foam it stayed right until the dregs. The mouthfeel is fantastic - the carbonation is perfect, and the body is just the right thickness. It tastes of dark, sour cherries. Some hoppiness near the end, but a lingering fruity aftertaste and a pleasant sweetness. I wish I could taste a few more elements in here, its a bit straightforward, but certainly better than a Kreik any day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 Bottle sampled at the Newtown Brewfest with Beerded_one and the Mad Indian. Pours deep red with an off-white head. Aroma of fermented cherries and yeast. The flavor is sweet upfront, fruit, and a harsh tart finish. Good body, not my style.


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