tom10101 (1167) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml) batch #2. Reddish-brown with ruby highlights and small quickly diminishing head. Aroma of red fruits, wood, slight sourness and, as stated before by JulienHuxley, slight weird notes of menthol. Taste is an explosion of red fruits (raspberries, cherries and cranberries), slight sweetness, wood and slight sourness. Light to medium body. Soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is winey. Another very good beer by Rodenbach and lots of similarities with Rodenbach Alexander. Very complex and probably one of the most fruity beer I’ve tasted so far.
harrisoni (11025) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. clear red almost no head. pippy raspberry aroma lovely. sour beer thats good. locely pippy wild srawberry. bit of funk on aroma. really good
mickmac (481) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear red body with an averaged sized, quickly diminishing off-white (pink) head. Aroma/taste: strong flavours of balsamic vinegar, sourness, strawberries, vinous, barnyard, slightly acidic. Light bodied, moderate carbonation.
Travlr (8193) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep ruby maroon color, small tan head that settles quickly. Aroma of plums and cherries. Taste is sour and slightly acetic cherry, blueberry, dates.
JulienHuxley (1750) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear red pour, smallish head. Aroma is ultra fruity, nice blend of cherry and raspberry, some cough syrup notes, menthol, light oxidization. Taste is perfectly sour and fruity, really well balanced, just perfect, I could drink it all day. Palate is tart and dry but medium bodied with soft carbonation. The aroma is a little off but this beer is delicious.
Swaroga (797) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Brown and clear liquid with small, lightly red head. Nose : pickled cherries, wood notes and other cooked fruit aromas. Some little tart also mingles into this bouquet. Sip : the body is oily and it sparks are very fine, the same as a fruit compote lightly fermented. The taste is remarkable. Many different layers ; it attacks with a strong sweet and sour fruity flavor and adds up sour and a bit dry wooden notes. Overall, the alcohol brings out the red wine character to it. It goes dry very close to how the red wine does. Aftertaste is continuing with sourness and sweetness in the background. Nice experience.
brystmar (517) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sure this is batch 1, best by 05/06/2015, opened for my 30th bday! Ruby red, deep pigment; delicate lace and head.
Pungent fruits in the nose: can clearly smell all 3 fruits (cherries, raspberries, cranberries). Kiss of sweetness in the nose balances against the inherent sourness from the fruit. Really nice.
Intense, puckering sourness on the palate as freshly picked fruits bum-rush my taste buds. Highly concentrated flavor, brimming at the rim with deliciousness. Certainly too intense for some, but I simply cannot get enough. Will be aging my other bottle for at least a year to see how it develops.
bierkoning (9035) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle from Kraddel, thanks! Ruby red color. Cherries, raspberries and cranberries in the aroma. Sour with some fruit sugars. Lots of berries. Oak. Hint of marzipan. Complex and enjoyable beer.
TickerTerryDJ (635) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle from Kurt,Belgiuminabox.All to myself!
Poured a lovely ruby red colour with a small pinkish head.
The Rodenbach vinegar nose is there straight away with a cherry and raspberry aroma hot on its heels.A wet woody smell in there too making it quite mouthwatering.
The cherry and raspberry taste comes through at first and is followed swiftly by a woody vinegar like flavour making a fantastic sweet and sour taste.The berry taste remains quite strong in the aftertaste along with the sourness,great.Another sip or two and the wet wood is there.I really enjoyed this one and really glad to have 3 bottles for sharing at our little beer club sometime in the future.
JAXSON (485) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cherry red with a wispy head. Nose opens with a Flanders vinegar barrel that I typically don’t really enjoy, found in most Rodenbach (less so "Vintage") and other Flemish reds. A pleasant berry note underneath, perhaps even the cranberry, lightly tart but bright. Mouth feel is thin and spritzy with very high carbonation, but like a New York Seltzer from back in the day. Flavors are light and fruit forward, a pleasant marriage of red berries and oak integrated very well. That vinegar note is light in the mouth, thankfully. Reminds me of a very good American wild with red fruit, maybe Bullfrog Frambozen or Cisco Monomoy Kriek, but with a deeper fruit integration. Very nice beer.