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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: 2759   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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2.1
Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
Great dark color with a dark red glow coming through. That’s about it though. It’s way too sour for me, I can’t find the 6% ABV and it doesn’t smell very nice.

4
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
330 ml bottle [from Marcus] (BB 24/08/08). Impressive aromas of cherry, oak, malt and likely other fruits. Sort of a ruby mahogany color with a tan head that ringed rapidly. Vinous, tart/sour (almost cooking) cherry, with vanilla, and fruit with an oak astringency tagging along. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. There is a strong wood character to go with the cherry. The tart/malt balance very well in the finish. Much more flavorful than the classic. It’s really a very tasty ale.

3.8
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle. Shared with Mette at home. Clear dark-red/brown, good off-white head. Aroma: sour, rubber, vinegar. Taste: Smooth start, sweet - brown sugar (Farin). strawberry/cherry, the finish is sour and sharp. Medium carbonated.

3.9
gunnfryd (14884) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2006
Bottled. Red brown colour with a beige head. Ripe apple aroma.Pleasent apple,cherry and yeast flavour. Sour aplle finish.

4.2
Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2007
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of berries, apple, grape, oak and a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied crisp and tart. Flavors of fruittiness, oak, light straw and a faint hint of spice with a crisp lingering tart finish.

4.1
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2010 Re-rate 11/1/10: Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Shachar. Deep reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, oak, lactic acid, cherries, plums, cellar and a bit of yogurt. Sweet-sour flavor, lactic and oaky with fruits. Nice rounded mouthfeel. 7/3/8/4/16=3.8

(11/1/08) Draught sample at Blue Palms in Hollywood. Deep ruby color. Aroma of oak, brett, sour cherries, some brown sugar and lactic hints. Sourish flavor with light sugary sweetness, oak, cherries and a bit of funky notes. Wonderful silky mouthfeel. 8/4/8/5/17=4.2

(2/26/08) Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Best before 8/24/2009. Deep red color with a slowly-diminishing big beige head. The wonderful aroma has some sweetish malt but is really strong on brett and oak and some fruits as well. Great sour flavor with wood, some berries and cherries and some nice balancing sugary sweetness and malt. Medium-bodied. A magnificent brew! 9/4/8/4/17=4.2

3.8
Scopey (14731) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle from Nelson Wines. It pours dark murky reddish-brown, with a thin foamy beige head. The nose is full of malt vinegar (almost overpowering), as well as plum, cherry and wood. The taste is wood, malt vinegar, juicy soft fruit (cherry, strawberry, blackberry, sour raspberry and red grape), wine-like and caramel with a well balanced sweet-tart finish. A classic.

3.9
djd07 (14519) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
On tap at Gingerman Dallas. Pours a clear amber with medium frothy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is cherry And oak. Thin mouthfeel with a tart and sour fruit with nice light sour finish. Easy to drink a very good sour ale.

3.3
Borup (14502) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Dark red colour with a reddish head. Aroma and flavour of sour fruit, cherries, vinegar and with hints of red wine oak.

4.2
Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Poured clear brown with a large creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing with good lacing. Good complex aroma of raisin, port and cask wood. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Moderate sour bitter flavor with a light astringent finish of long duration.


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