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: 2642   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Pour is a deep brown, nearly cola color with a thin tan head. Nose resembles sweet fruits and vinegar, much like the sour style. Taste is very much the same, less on the vinegar more on the side of sour fruit. Rather enjoyable, still actually refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (457) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a frothy head that diminishes quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma of sour cherries, balsamic vinegar and dry oak. Initial taste comes on strong sour cherries, lightly sweet but dissipates quickly to a watery palate, average carbonation and a even weaker finish. Better than i initially thought.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 30, 2015
Hazy reddish brown. Nearly no foam. Looks like a murky milk coffee. Aroma of sour cherries, lots of prunes. Sour, astringent but balanced by a sufficient but low sweetness. Low carbonation. Very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
This is a really nice sour. First taste has a lot of "must" feels a little dusty. After that it shines through with nice balance!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2001
What a beer. No matter how much I had read about it I was still surprised by its wine-like flavors and acidity but it grew on me almost immediately!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2006
From 750. Dark orange brown pour with small off white head. Nose of sour grapes, apple vinegar, vanilla, oak and an underlying sweetness. Flavor is ultra sour with some lemon, almost overpowering.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
In bottle; aroma of onion and vinegar ... (kind of odd) with a hint of champagne. Pours a reddish brown with little or on head. Taste is sweet ... champagne like with subtle apple notes. Interesting beer ...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (455) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Not sure how to rate this. Its half way to being a geuze but doesnt quite get there. The sour nose gives the game away and although it is darker, more fruity and generally less extreme than a genuine lambic the tartness in the mouth betrays its origins. Whilst I applaud the craftsmanship, I am much happier to admire it from afar.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scirtes (454) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2016 Bottle, bb 22.09.16. Ruby coloured, a bit hazy with beige head that is quickly disappearing. Aromas of fruits, sourness, and some woody notes. Complex taste with distinct sourness balanced by subtle, fruity sweetness and tannin bitterness. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle 33cl. Pouring a deep, dark red, quite clear colour, with a minimum of off-white head, this beer presents itself brilliantly, allowing only a deep, mysterious reddish shine through the light. The aroma is packed with fruit and a pleasant vinegary sourness along with sugar, caramel, grapes, cherry, raisins and a bit of rum and oak. The taste is initially sweet, finishing off with a nice, balanced sourness, also reminiscent of vinegar. Also hints of oak, vanilla and cherries. Not much bitterness. Soft, velvety palate, medium carbonation, medium body, long duration. Nice and drinkable.


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