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


on tap

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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
375ml bottle - Shared by Lauri - cheers!
Beautiful sharp acidic aromas, woody, some wood esters, cherry and cherry stone. Sharp palate, lovely and crisp. Classic sour red, mellow woodiness, again some cherry. Some butterines like sweet butter popcorn. Classic Rodenbach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andy_ (779) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2014
2012 edition, 750 ml bottle @ Kultainen Apina
Mahogany reddish brown to copper orange beer with little blonde head. Mostly clear, becomes a bit hazy with yeast (although there was not much of it in the bottle). Aroma and flavor have sweet cherryish liqueur, crisp sour apple and oaky woodiness. Palate is thicker than medium full with quite heavy carbonation. Finish is long with light bitterness and feel of alcohol. Aftertaste has sugary sweetness, sour apple, cherry jam and spices. A well balanced red vineous drink for slow sipping. Seems softer and less wild yeasty than the Grand Cru I had recently, or maybe the wild yeast had been tamed during the aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ramboraffe (730) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
750 ml bottle. Hazy red brown with small off white head. Smell is heavy sour like vinegar with sour green apples. Taste is sour apples, funky with stables and hay and smooth oak barrel and sweet malt. Light sour with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tandembrauer (283) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at home (vintage 2011, barrel 95). Pours brown with off-white head. Aroma of wine, apples, cherries, vanilla, caramel, cacao. Soft sour-sweet taste with wine, berries, vinegar, vanilla, alcohol, acetone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (283) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle at home (Vintage 2011, Barrel No 95). Pours a light hazy reddish brown with an off-white to beige head. Aroma of sour cherries with an acetone overtone, wood, vinegar, malts. Taste is sour sweet cherries, acetone, wood, caramel malts, dry sour aftertaste with a hint of warming alcohol. Very nice, except for the hints of acetone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (498) - LATVIA - DEC 1, 2014
Dark amber with medium creamy light brown head. Bit sou aroma with coffee notes. Fruity (cherry?) sour taste followed by mild coffee bitterness with vanilla and sweet notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (210) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
37.5cl bottle served in a Duchess glass. 2011 vintage. Pours a rather lacklustre red colour which looks to have taken rather brown hue with plenty of floating sediment and no head. Aroma is typical of the style and indeed Rodenbach so that is good. Taste is more extreme than Grand Cru down to it being essentially a single malt rather than a blend. Definitiely a step up from Grand Cru but for the price I would rather have 3 bottles of Grand Cru which also has the benefit of looking nice in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (782) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle (edition 2011, barrel no 95) Aroma-floral, fruits,caramel, Appearance-brown, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively, sour finish Overall-perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chribban (206) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Got hold of this 2012 bottle (Barrel no 170) at the Swedish release in november 7, 2014. A large 750 ml beatiful bottle with a promising label.

The beer is almoust clear, dark copper/mahogny colored with a massive three finger high beige head. Just a little lacing on the glass.

Nose: Wow! A big, heavy, souersweet wonderful nose with hints of citrus, oak, tart, cherries, grass, blood orange and caramel malt.

Taste: I’m in heaven! So beatiful - Vanilla, cherries, oak, honey, vinegar, sweet malt, grape and Belgian yeast.

Medium body and light, fine carbonation. A great sourness and a little bitterness at the end.

This is a truly masterpiece! Sour, sweet, mature and refreshing!

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