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


on tap

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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hamirubi (331) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
37.5cl bottle at Brasserie ’t Vosken, Ghent. I had the Rodenbach 2012 Vintage, from the oak aged ale barrel n° 170. It pours a most beautiful coloured beer in a wine-like taster glass: A dminishing yellow to beige collar tops an orange, brown, even hazy amber with lots of gloom. This vintage beer hints of course at old brown sweet and sour tastes, but it also has clear vanilla, wood and licorice marks. The creamy taste - even a bit roasted? - sticks to the roof of the mouth, giving the beer an even more vanilla palate. Lovely medium bodied Flemish old brown!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2655) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2015
2011 Vintage. Nothing like drinking a whole bottle of this, with grilled Mexican sreet corn on a Monday night. Funky sour, acetic-sour, lightly fruity, lightly vinous, lightly oaky, some sour apple, really focused sourness. Clearish red-brown turns cloudy as the sediment becomes disturbed after a few pours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1136) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Bouteille 750ml, 2012, gracieuseté de caudalie, merci Simon! Couleur acajou trouble, mousse beige fuyante laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arôme de fraise, vinaigre balsamique, cerise, malt, acidité. Goût de fraise, vinaigre balsamique, malt, boisé, bonne acidité. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1473) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
0,75l fles gedeeld bij lion en mirjam. bruin met een crème kraag. Aroma zuur met kersen en taart. Smaak begint zoet rozijnen eiken, in de afdronk trekkend zuurtje. Volle body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3302) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
(Rodenbach Vintage) Bottle 375 ml, corked and caged. Vintage 2012, served into a tulip at home, ABV 7% Deep ruby red colour on the body, mostly clear. Good sized but thin head, light beige in colour. Low retention. Aroma is sweet with red fruits, caramel, sugar, nice vinous notes. Very nice taste, again vinous notes, red grapes, light alcohol, begins sweet but straight away a light vinegar-like sourness enters the scene and almost dominates. Great combination. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cenzura (308) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 7, 2015
[2012; Barrel No. 170] Aroma: cherry, apricot, dried fruits, red wine and light wooden notes. Taste: dry red wine, red fruits (sour cherries, redberries), light vinegar and oak wood notes. Small head, poor lacing and medium carbonation. Price 30PLN (0,375 bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matbli (136) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle 375 ml, pours clear dark amber with white fast falling head. Aroma of vinegar, dried fruits, apricots, red wine and oak wood. Very high sourness with medium sweetness in taste. Nice one, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milo91hd (165) - Lecce, ITALY - JUN 4, 2015
Bottiglia, vintage 2012. Colore mogano con riflessi rossastri, cappello di schiuma fine e poco persistente. Al naso si sente l’acetico, frutta rossa e note di legno, al palato ha un corpo medio con una carbonazione bassa, continua a sentirsi la frutta rossa insieme al malto e in chiusura si sente l’acido che rimane in maniera abbastanza prolungata. Un’ottima birra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1882) - ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
2012 vintage. Red copper beer, big off-white head. Nose is tons of berry tartness, woody notes. Flavor is complex, but smooth, acidic and and berries, woody, funk notes, finishes with acidity and berries. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mario_giri (162) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Only short, shared with Bastian while brewing: 2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) Sehr vollmundig, sauer mit angenehmer fruchtsüsse dagegen. Wow, absolut spitzenmässig!

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