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


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RATINGS: 2668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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   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. Its 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. Its not the sourness or the fruitiness that lures me into this one; its 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 (lets say perfectly sunny, 80F, sitting on a patio) Id have no trouble crushing multiple 750ml bottles of this left and right. Beautiful stuff, this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emincems (33) - - JAN 19, 2017
amazing complex taste of strongly sour, bitter and slightly sweet. one of my favourite beers of all time. a masterpiece.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (1710) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2017
Sample. Brown beer medium head. Aroma is sour, fruit, caramel, wood and stale. Taste is the same and very sour in the beginning after that it gets sweeter. Not for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (1074) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle at home during a snow storm. Youve got to respect tradition. This is probably pretty close to the archetypal Flanders Red, and it is a great representation of the style. Theres some cider-y sour aroma, lots of sweet fruit flavor, some acidic bite, and a bit of leather and oak from the foeders. I remember being blown away by this the first time I tried it, but this time I was mainly struck by how sweet it was -- theres a lot of sugary sweetness thats balancing out the moderate sour bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chap95 (163) - - JAN 15, 2017
Brunatne z przeciętną pianą. W aromacie przede wszystkim owoce, trochę kwaśności, lekkie nuty dzikie. W smaku na początku jest kwaśne, trochę ściągające, mocno owocowe, na finiszu słodkie, delikatnie waniliowe, cudownie to ze sobą gra. Wysycenie dosyć wysokie, średnia pełnia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2416) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Its a bit sweet for me, but otherwise this is a top notch beer, which is no surprise considering the legacy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JLlunell (35) - Sabadelll, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2017
Provada al Club de Cata de lOlut de Sabadell, en barril versi vintage del 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
koncert92 (132) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 10, 2017
butelka 330ml. Uzupełniam swj profil na ratebeer, piwo wypite jakiś czas temu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
friday91 (8) - POLAND - JAN 9, 2017 does not count
red, clear, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, soft carbonation, bitter wine finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Olo13 (79) - POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Good flanders, nice aroma, a lot of fruits, hint of vinegar, everything as it is supposed to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (427) - Krakw, POLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Deep red colour, low pale head. Aroma: berries, cherries, some funky. Taste: tart, medium sour, cherries, berries, a little funky. Medium body, carbonation low. Delicious.

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