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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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ThisWangsChung's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/20/13. 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a murky brown color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade that features a beautiful creaminess to it. Lacing is great for the style. S: A lot going on in this one, and a lot going on that I love, as well. Huge sourness (mainly lactic) is augmented brilliantly by tart cherries. Underneath that are layers of oak and cream. It’s complex enough, and immensely enjoyable. T: The first note on the palate is a wave of pleasant, well-restrained sourness. Then, fantastic cherry notes overtake the midtaste before a finish that strikes a balance between cream-like sweetness and oaky dryness. It’s not the sourness or the fruitiness that lures me into this one; it’s the sophisticated cohesion between all the different elements which does so. M: Crisp and light, not to mention refreshing. Mellow dryness and carbonation help it go down with incredible ease. O: Wow, this kicks ass. On the right kind of day (let’s say perfectly sunny, 80F, sitting on a patio) I’d have no trouble crushing multiple 750ml bottles of this left and right. Beautiful stuff, this one.


3.5
Ascelja (1888) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2018
#1880
Bottle. Dark red to brown, minimal white head. Aroma of red wine, dark grapes, fresh grape must, mead. Taste is lightly sour, lightly sweet. Blackcurrant, mead, hints of gooseberries, hip wine, yeast, sugar. Medium body and carbonation.
OK.

3.8
mabuzzer (956) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2018
330ml bottle. Clear, reddish brown with a lively off white head that quickly fizzed away to nothing. Aroma is tart apple, cider-like. Fruit dominates the flavour, sweet at first, mellowing to toffee apple and finishing with a sour hit of sherbet.

3.6
Rotin (1888) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle 0.33l. Cloudy, copper colored. AROMA- sour, lightly sweet, sour cherries, mead, herbal tones, aged character. FLAVOR- moderately sour, not dry, a bit sharp, sour cherries, strawberries, mead. Fuller bodied.
Very good.

4.1
miki74 (134) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2018 Degustada en botella de 33cl,de cuerpo medio,en aroma predomina la madera y el vino,luego en boca el sabor es mas asidrado y ácido.

4.8
Cokemonkey11 (1123) - - JAN 7, 2018
On tap at burmondsay bottle shop. Medium dark amber with a lovely, fat ring of foam. Scent is generous lambic properties and sour. Raspberries. Taste is vanilla, raspberries, mild molasses, and a perfectly mature sour body. Some wood. Finish is dry/tannic. Ace.

5
FoamChalice10 (2) - - JAN 6, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 So bloody funky yet moreish. A zingy sherbet backbone. Juicy with red fruits, almost cherry like. The colour, somewhat of a beautiful burnt orange.

5
iains1 (6) - - JAN 5, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Very fruity aroma. Sour almost cherry sherbert in the taste. Funky, fruity absolutely love this stuff.

3.8
mieszal92 (489) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 4, 2018
Bottle. Unpleasing aroma with significant iron hints. It doesn't appear back in the mouth. Considerably sour, acidic, some vinegar, strong recognition of cherries, plums and their preserves. Surprisingly low influence of oak and its astringency. Flanders' are becoming my thing recently.

3.9
thorongil2 (3565) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2018
(Bottle) clear, bright reddish orange colour with a small beige head; aroma of wet wood, sourness; sour flavour with a short, medium sour finish

3
ffaoe (1012) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2017
sour and light plum/raisin aromas. red and hazy in color with light head. taste is tart with malty notes of plum, raisin, cherry


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