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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: 2735   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown with slight head. Aromas of chocolate and tart cherries. Initial sweet malt fades into chocolate covered cherries with a sour, kriek-like finish. Lightly carbonated, nice medium body. Slight residual sweetness lingers.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (19730) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
Spritziger, s suerlicher Antrunk. Milde Karbonisierung, spritzig holzig mit deutlichen Kirschnoten. Vollmundig fruchtig, sehr sffig, macht Lust auf mehr. Die Holzigkeit steht nun im Mittelteil, spritzig, langer fruchtiger Nachhall. 10/13/12/13/9/13

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mviljamaa (132) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Pours with a very slight head that disappears quickly. Color is reddish Coca-Cola. Aroma is somewhat typical sour beer and has clear oak barrel fermentation aroma. Additionally some more complex aroma such as raspberry, dark chocolate, dried plum and a plethora of other aromas in a complex overall aroma. The aroma is sadly a bit "dirty", although this is typical of sour beers. Ive found the aroma to not be the best part of sour beers. Palate is dry and oily, not quite balanced, but rather "mixed" between the two. Not too bad though. Taste is typical sour ale, but taste sweeter and more "compressed". The fermented aroma typical of sour beers is well "hidden" and not too overwhelming. And theres a clear red/brown ale sweetness and maltiness in the body. Additionally an apple cider like overtone and some lemon notes spread in the mouth. A very stylistic and "standardized" presentation of the sour beer and red/brown ale styles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisko82 (899) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Piwo czerwonawe, klarowne. Piana szybko redukuje sie do obraczki. Lepi szklo. W aromacie wi?nie. W smaku kwaskowo, wi?niowo, winnie. Wytrawne. Wysycenie niskie. Pijalne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (407) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
330ml bottled 2016-05-12.

Pour clear mahogany with a nice off-white foam that completely disappear.
Aroma of sour black cherries, molasse and wood.
Taste is of sweet black cherries vinegar, wood and ashes notes.
Medium to high body and low to medium carbonation. Long cherries skin and tart finish.

330ml bottled 2014-05-16. Kept in a temperature (14 celsius) and light (pitch black) controlled environment.
The cherries and wood is more blended, less present and faded. So this brew is not interesting pass 3 years. 7-4-7-4-14 3.6

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Primekick (40) - POLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Barwa ciemnoczerwona, niewielka piana. W aromacie wiśnia, drewno, nuty winne. W smaku umiarkowanie kwaśno, lekko słodkie, wiśnie, suszone owoce. Wytrawny finisz.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cwieku666 (172) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Rodenbach Grand Cru Styl: Flanders Red Ale Ekstrakt: - / Alkohol: 6,0% Aromat: Można poczuć owoce takie jak wiśnie i czerwona porzeczka, do tego dochodzą winne, kwaskowe i drewniane nuty. Wygląd: Miedziane, z beżową średnio obfitą pianą. Smak: Jest średnio kwaśny, wytrawny, lekko octowy, z mocnym uderzeniem czerwonych owocw takich jak wiśnie i czerwona porzeczka. W tle jest rwnież trochę drewnianych posmakw, a piwo pozostawia cierpki posmak na języku.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drjay44 (3647) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2017
330 ml. bottle. BBD 12.09.17. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, light beige head, with Belgian lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 19) body......nose is very light acetic type acid, with sour cherry tones, light funk, cocoa, vinous and sherry tones, no hops......taste is light tart sour, with sour cherry, plum, raisin tones, vanilla, light wood, big vinous tones with light sherry tones, no hops, finishing with light sour tartness......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation, light astringency. This is a totally classic example of a Flanders Red Ale and is utterly delicious and an easy sipper to spend time with. BJCP 10/3/18/5/9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2756) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2017
A perfect sour. Tart fruity. Very enjoyable. No vinegar without pushing imagination only on the nose. Very nice. Nice head. Excellent. This is what a sour should be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frudel (236) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2017
An amber, reddish liquid flows into the glass, with no head and no bubbles. Cant get calmer than this. Nose is lambic, acetic acid, dried fruits, lovely! Taste is not too sour, super well balanced, some sweetness still there, dark dried fruits, like figs and prunes, the glass goes down by itself. Complexity ++. Well done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dropi6 (341) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Pours reddish brown opalescent. Sour, basement aromas, leather, earthy, cherries, very nice and complexed. Medium sweer and sour, with dry background. medium body, thick feel, average carbonation.


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