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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: 2702   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ST247 (494) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle @Hemelrijk. Pours very dark red with off-white head. Aroma is bit sour. Taste little sour, cherry. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PowY (494) - AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper with a quickly disappearing off-white head. The aroma is moderate acidic (fruity) and lightly malty - caramel - with some woody oak notes, vanilla. Medium to full body with a medium carbonation a medium sourness, a light bitterness and some hints of remaining sweetness. Balanced. Flavors of sour fruits - grapes, lemon, berries - some roasted malt - caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2006
A very red color, absolutely clear with a big, bright tan head when poured that collapses to a half finger height and sustains itself somewhat well. Vinegar in the nose with a dusty, earthy dryness. Astonishingly tart like a sweet-tart candy. The sweetness is somewhat in the front but very nice in the finish. The incredibly high carbonation is somewhat distracting as it makes the palate almost frothy, even when I poured it hard to try to extinguish some of the carbonation. I drank this 750mL over almost 2 hours and it still had a high carbonation down to the last sip. Also, I am glad that I sat on this bottle that I purchased on its US release. When I first sampled it, it smelled and tasted like a shot of distilled, white vinegar that was depth-charged into a glass of sweet beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a quickly dissipating lacy head. Aroma is strong of sweet and sour vinegar with berry notes. Taste is a very complex and balanced blend of medium sour and slight sweet. Finishes crisp and sour

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sarauckelman (492) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Opaque red-brown color. Little head. Warm hints of grand cru on the nose, melding beautifully into perfect sourness in the taste. Though few visible bubbles, living carbonation makes the mouthfeel fizzy. Tastes like an aged framboise with a bit of extra character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Pours a murky dark brown with a short beige head. Aroma is vinegar, sugar, dark fruits and oaky tannins. Flavor is sour with lots oak and vinous notes, some dark fresh fruits, and sugar. Palate is sharp, medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (489) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 So....now for a good bottle. tasted......uhhh like a month ago or sumthin. clear red/ amber with a white head. big sour apple aroma. extremely tart apple flavor. nice light sweet notes trying to balance the flavor.....but hey its a sour.....you want it to be tart and sour. crisp tart acidic finish. medium dry finish. medium body. almost sparkling carbonation. very nice. refreshing.......its funny that i gave a good bottle the same rating that i gave the bad bottle. for about a year I have been wondering if this beer would make a better salad dressing than a beer.....turns out wintersdying and I choked down a bottle of vinegar and i gave it a 4.............what? i thought it was supposed to be sour.....and it was.....but it is much better if you get a good bottle. Original rating.........apparently this bottle was bad.....but i still gave it a 4. 8-4-8-4-16=4 light brown/ dark red color with an off white head. aroma of sour cherry and vinegar with a hint of vanilla. nice medium body with refreshing carbonation. extremely sour with a lingering finish. one of the most intense beers i have had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours unclear murky ruby with an off-white head. Aroma is dark dried fruits, herbal, caramel, cherries, wood and vinous. Taste is light sour, medium and and light bitter. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Finish is slightly tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (484) - - MAR 5, 2016
Wine, cherry notes, bit acetic, good tan head quite persistant, amazing reddish/brown colour, medium body, low/medium carbonation, medium sourness, taste similar to the aroma...my second sour and i want to continue.


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