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: 2668   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle: Dark amber color, virtually no head. Aroma sour, some sweet fruity notes, and a bit of wood. Flavor, apples, some spice, a pleasent sourness to it. Reminded me a bit of Panil. The sour was there, but not overbearing. Very drinkable, I need to buy more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (5155) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Vinous, vinegar and leather aroma. Woody, red-brown beer, fair label. Smell reminds me of elementary school somehow - new oil paint? Sure enough, sour. Mild metal, moderate astringency. Krieky. Medium sweetness. Well done, but Id heave if I had a belly full of this stuff. Boozy in the tart finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stinkystinky (10) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
how could this beer be better? it could open itself on voice command? thats really about it, fruity bite high alc, what more could you ask for? purchased from the very knowledgeable folks at whole foods market in columbus ohio, thank you KEITH fand ROGER for your help

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 31, 2006
sour, red wine, grape, green apples, assorted berries aroma. murky burgundy with a medium sized off-white head. prickly mouthfeel. full bodied. extremely sour and acidic. flavors are similar to the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2006
be prepared to pucker up....A dark reddish brown with a fairly big head and good carbonation. Aroma is of sour fruits, vinegar, wood. Taste is sour fruit and vinegar, with an acidic finish. Give me a rolaids! then give me another sip...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimvy (131) - OFallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Champagne bottle. Aroma is sour with caramel sweetness and some acidic notes. Color is a redish brown, somewhat cloudy with a thin white head. Flavor is dominated by sour and acidic...acidity is strong into the finish, which isnt great...not nearly as smooth and clean as the Duchess. Overall, a very sour and acidic beer...great, but a little too acidic to balance out.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3171) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Im still new to the flemish sour ale style, but this beer took me by surprise. Its got a very unique aroma of wood and yeast. The taste is of sory cherries and tart citrus. taste is smooth. I probaly wont be drinking Flemish sours on a regualr basis , but this is one I could have every once in a while.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 The aroma is very sour with vinegar and berries. The appearance is a nice deep red with a small head. The flavor is very sour with vinegar up front, malt in the middle and cherries at the end. Also it is rather acidic. The palate is typical for the style. Overall it fits the Flemish Sour Ale style but I dont like it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2006 Dark reddish brown slightly cloudy body with a large beige head that vanishes, leaving sheets of lacing. Nose of a Belgian sour with some sweet fruit, cherries rather than berries, I thought. Taste of sour cheeries, grapes, vanilla and woody oaky overtones from the aging. Long sour and bitter finish. Perfect with Alsacian Charcroute Garni indeed, the sourness of the sauerkraut makes the beer almost sweet. Again, sweet fruit and oak, but the dominant flavor is definitely Flemish sour. // I just tweaked the rating on this one to normalize it. Itsjust a little better than some of the other beers I rated as a 4.2 so I needed to get it up to a 4.3.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Hazy light ruby topped by a huge, airy, off white cap. Aroma and flavor of must, funk, earth, oak, cherry, vinegar, and sourness. Medium body, well carbonated. Refreshing brew.


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