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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2642   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (383) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Aroma is a light sour but the taste is not as tart as others that Ive had. Good cherry taste but lacks a lot of depth, which is okay since it really is good. Palate leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odgaard (382) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Red/brown color. No head. Aroma: sour, fruity, berries, a little citrus. Taste: blackcurrant and red berries, some citrus here also. High carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2008 On tap. Does not really smell or taste like beer. Huge winey nose, followed by a huge winey flavor. Very interesting all around, but I cant say I would drink this on a regular basis. *** This beer is far better the second time around. Makes me think something was wrong with the first bottle I had. Rasberry, cherries, citrus, red wine, wood. Sharp, but nicely balanced. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Had a glass at Busters on 28th. It wasnt quite as sour as regular Rodenbach, but very smooth and a very welcome option at a local bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Bottle 75cl: Clear, red brown with a light head. Funky nose but clean. Cherry, old oak reasonably clean. Not volatile. complexed aromas. Soaked fruit and citrus. Off dry palate, sour, low bitterness. Rich and long. great depth. Elegant but concentrated. Very crisp. Not as rich as the Duchess but wonderful length and layers. Dry sour cherry. Oak. Balanced. (2/1/14) Maybe slightly corked. Bottle 75cl: very sour profile, old oak. Funky nose. Huge VA lift. Aged complexity. brown, cloudy, brown foam, heavily sour, light sweetness, light bitterness. soft carbonation, medium body, long finish, acid driven. Very stylistic. Probably too extreme for me given how sour and volatile it is. Like an old world wine. Nice intensity and length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sureshpa (381) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Aroma: Woody vinegar (balsamico), syrup, raisin, hint of caramel Appearance: Brown, orange red glow, bit hazy, off white thin head, medium lace Taste: Sour, wood, vanilla, chestnut, good balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2002
I have had this bottle for nearly two years and decided to have this during the Summer Party though I was unable to attend. Brown to near burgundy in color with a soft tan head. Very sweet perfumey aroma that is almost winey. Some rather oaky hints on the perimeter. Rather sour, woody, viney and earthy (peaty) with a minimally bitter complement. The slight yeast pour yields some softening to the sour attributes. This is quite the sipping beer, which is what I will continue to do as I watch the sink over Barnegat Bay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jvhemert (380) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 AROMA: cheap wine, grapejuice, blueberries, hints of cheese, APPEARANCE: red, minimal head TASTE: heavily sour PALATE: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent OVERALL: incredibly sour; nice at the end of a warm day. Not for cold dark nights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2011
Sharp and tasty. Pours deep dark ruby with a small head. The aroma is obviously tart, also fruity with notes of oak. I expected and hoped for a more assertively tart flavour. Citrus and oak, quite fruity again and a lively finish..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2009
07 bottle shared by some friends. I was really looking forward to this one, but it ended up being very disappointing. Lots of vinegar in the taste to me just ruined it.

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