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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 2734   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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3.7
rayg1 (596) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and little to no head. Smell is of dark fuits and a sour funkiness but in a good way. Taste is tart at first, almost like a a brett-type sourness softened by a sweetness at the end. No real bitterness to speak of. Cherries are present and noted all throughout this beer. Thiner mouthfeel, interesting and definatley worth another try.

4.4
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle.

A - Hazy deep redish brown. Decent sized foamy white head that disappears quick, decent amount of lacing left over.

S - Acidic, vinegary cherry with some oaky aroma.

T - Strong cherry and some grape flavors (also faint raspberry), a lot of tartness and acidity but also a decent amount of sweetness. Great balance between the two that is mouth-watering, but not really puckering. A little malty flavor. Decent background of oak and vanilla.

M - Medium body, with a good amount of carbonation. Coats the mouth well and a drying finish.

D - Pretty good. Nice balance of tart/sour/acidity and sweetness, and the oak flavors also make me want to drink more. Mouth-watering and makes me want to drink more. Although the style itself isn’t necessarily the most drinkable as those sour/tart/acidic flavors can start to hit the palate hard.

Notes: Really nice vinous beer. Oak/vanilla flavors, while not strong, are really nice and complimentary of the beer.

3.5
Hamirubi (595) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2015
Sample from a 33cl bottle (26 IX 2015), shared with De Meetjeslandse Bierproevers. This is the famous Rodenbach Grand Cru: Gloomy red to brown, with a floffy beige collar. The nose has butterscotch, some creme and... Even lemon. The taste is heavily sweet and light bitter, with a presence of medium sourness. The texture is thin and creamy, with a soft carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.6
foundmd (595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a white head that leaves heavy lacing. Aroma of tart fruit with hints of red wine oak and funk. Fantastic tart flavor that’s very balanced and not too acetic. Notes of sour cherries, grapes, bread, yeast, umami, vinegar, and wood. Delicate on the palate with lively carbonation and a lingering tart finish. A world class brew.

4.3
OnTheTrail (593) - Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Pours dark brown, substantial light brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, plums, raisins, figs, cola, cocoa. A Tangiers that might be vinegar. Taste is sour cherry, plum, toffee, quite tart finish with hints of cocoa and cola. Medium mouthfeel.

2.2
indrekr (591) - ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2015
Aroma: vinegar, sharp. red, clear, minimal head, heavily sour, light body, thin feel, fizzy,

4.3
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draft for Sourfest 2009 at Brouwer’s for SBW. Pours a dark amber with tan head. Sour fruit dominates the aroma with hints of smoke and a roasted caramel and vanilla (fantastic!). Get a nice tart berry flavor that is smooth and a good drinkable beer.

3.9
langeveld12 (589) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
Pours a small frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear, red brown and sparkling. Aroma contains lemon, leather, spices and acidic fruits like cherry, raspberry and cassis, but also acidic apple. Flavor is lambic like, acidic all the way with a hint of bitterness and lots of indistinguishable fruity aroma's and flavors. It takes some sips to get used to it, but it's quite nice overall.

4
bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Poured into a Geordie Schooner glass. Dark, clear brown with a cream colored head. Aroma is quite tart with some fruity notes, perhaps cherry?, and some alcohol. Flavor is a nice blend of bready and nutty malt flavors with tart sour cherry. Medium bodied with nice carbonation and not overly dry. Nice sour and easy to drink.

2.8
smmaaren (588) - NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
33 cl bottle @ hotel. Pours deep amber with small white head. Aroma is cherry and taste is heavy sour/vinegar. Not my cup of beer...


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