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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Rodenbach Vintage is the unique result of selection by our Rodenbach brew masters, the barrel after two years of maturation has produced the best beer, "the best barrel of the year". The label is always the number of barrel stated and the year which marks the beginning of maturation.

Rodenbach Vintage is 100% matured old beer, resulting in superior Rodenbach Grand Cru. Its taste is complex, round, intense and refreshing. Typically, the apple tart fruitiness combined with caramel, wild honey and oak with a hint of vanilla, cherry and licorice. Its aroma has hints of caramel and oak, as well as notes of green apples mixed with honey and chocolate. The soft sour, fruity aftertaste is long and nicely balanced like a grand cru wine.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, corn, hops.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (540) - ROMANIA - MAR 21, 2015
75cl. Pours dark orange/brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma has notes of sour fruits, wood, a bit of chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is moderate sour with notes of viegar, wood, chocolate ( as it warms up ). Dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (388) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Smell is an odd toffee and malt sort of note; not bad, but unexpected. Taste is lots of oak, brett, funk, mild sour, and malt. Lively carbonation with mild foam.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Complex aromas with oak notes and some acidity. Flavor with a touch of caramel, red fruit. Some body for a sour... low sugar. Beautiful complexity and very good drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (390) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
2015/03/08 - Pours a translucent reddish, brown colour with a foamy, off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is oak, honey, tart cherries and vinegar. Taste is tart cherries, vinegar, oak, caramel and honey. Vinous tones. Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation and a tart, drying finish. Sweetness and tartness is delicious and refreshing. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (607) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
750 mL bottle. 2012 Vintage. Pours mahogany with a cap of russet-tinged foam that subsides rapidly. Port like on the nose with big tart cherry and red currant, lots of oak barrel character, oxidation and balsamic-ish acetic acids. Bready malt, subtle chewy toffee and earthy brettanomyces. Deep malt sweetness versus intense acidity. Slightly creamy with subtle tannins from the oak. Light to moderate body with moderate to full levels of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (660) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
@ Agards väg 6/3-15. Fruity and acidic with cherries, vinegar, wood (oak), also sweet. Body is medium, the finish is dry and fruity with some acidic notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harkyto (58) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 5, 2015
Una cerveza exquisita, muy compleja, aromas a vinagre, malta, frutas, se nota la barrica. Una combinación excelente.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
buffalojump (14) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
drank straight from the bottle classic flander’s vinous..sour cherry and mellow tang tang stays on the tongue-soft. slight fruit mellow semi sweet vinegar lingering sour plums, orangey grapes...some soy and sweet balsamic savoury almost datelike I was going to say the bottled grand cru was better but this is a bit more savory..I would drink this as a sessionable if I could beautiful stuff (only 2 left :()

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (182) - - FEB 26, 2015
Vintage 2012 from LCBO. Warm reddish brown with whitish head that disappeared quickly leaving a rim of bubbles. Aromas of vinegar, malty apples, oak, absolutely great. Classic sour flavours of apples, caramel. Phenomenal.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (598) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
Des notes de pommes vertes caramélisées et sures suivies par du vinaigre balsamique composent l’essentiel de l’olfactif. Un aspect vineux se dégage en alternance avec des notes de boisé. Un olfactif sobre en puissance et en complexité, mais ou on y retrouve tous les éléments du style. De facture rouge / brun, le liquide nous donne une mousse pétillante mais dense; avec une assez bonne tenue. Douceur et équilibre sont les premières impressions en bouche. Et ce, malgré la présence d’une acidité bien marquée. Le chêne est bien présent et soutient tout au long du processus gustatif, les notes de pommes vertes, de vinaigre balsamique et de griottes. Son aspect vineux et tannique ajoute à la complexité des saveurs qui demeurent cependant de base pour ce genre de bière. De consistance moyenne et d’effervescence douce, cette bière est un exemple parfait du style (Rouge des Flandres) L’art du brassage est ici à son maximum. Délicatesse et finesse en sont ses attributs.


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