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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: 2740   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (506) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: clear brown with medium off-white head. Aroma: dusty, banana, brett and some vomit. Taste: high sweetness, medium bitterness and nice tartness. Notes of banana, brett, red wine, red apple. Palate: medium bodied, sticky texture and lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
herrklemann (188) - Graz, AUSTRIA - MAY 29, 2017
Pours a murky brown, with a red hue. Small beige head that quickly fades away. Sour cherries, oak, red wine, cider, slightly lactic. Starts out dry, builds up into a nice tart note that lasts long into the finish. Lots of umami. Soft medium body with sparkling, but also soft carbonation.
What hasnt been written about this one? A very, very pleasant sour beer. Excellent balance in aroma and taste, and still kinda fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4335) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Pour is a dark brown aroma is a huge red wine vinous note with some oak and sourness. Flavor is supper tart cherry with some apple cider vinegar and sour bacteria notes. Finish cleans the palate quickly for another sip. All things sour and tart. Even if this style is not your thing this is still one to try just for the blending of old and new beers alone. Great beer! Will this be worth it after the heartburn later? Only time will tell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (2224) - Wrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2017
33cl Flasche. Rtlich braunes Bier, dnner Schaum. Fruchtig suerlicher Duft. Malz und Kirschen im Antrunk. Rund und lecker.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (931) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Barwa brunatna, piana beżowa, średnio obfita, trwała. Aromat intensywny, lekko kwaśny - kwaśne czerwone owoce, susz owocowy, melasa, nuty rustykalne: skra, siano. W tle drewno. W smaku gładkie, nieco kompotowe, kwaśność na średnim poziomie, słodycz miodowo-karmelowa pojawia się w tle. Finisz cierpki, nieco wiśniowy, z niuansami octowymi.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (19791) - 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 (140) - 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 (906) - 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 (408) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Primekick (41) - 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.


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