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


on tap

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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennethArd (215) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
2011 Vintage. Sour & fruity taste. Hazy red with white head. Elegant soft acidity & sweet fruit. Medium body & lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (439) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with light tan head. Aroma is complex some vinegar some malts, cherries? fruits? Taste is medium sour with wood, malts some fruits and sweetness. Aftertaste sour with hints of bitterness and some malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
2011 Vintage.
Appearance: Crystal clear garney huge with a foamy light tan head.
Aroma: Sour cherries comes to mind with apple cider vinegar. Oak is mild, perhaps a touch of caramel and honey. Very nice!
Taste: The flavor is mild with a slight tartness from vinegar. The intro is sweet leaning with cherries and a touch of vanilla, while the back end gets apple cider vinegar. This is soft and mild, but drinkable and complex.
Palate: Soft with moderate but soft carbonation.
Overall: Oh this is very nice, just a nice intro sour with good complexity going on. I would buy this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
750 ml bottle 2007 vintage, sampled in 2014. Clear, deep reddish body with a small beige head. Nobel aroma of malt, mild oak, red berries, some acidity and cellar notes. Flavor has a fine balance between sweet and sour, malty, dry fruit, acidic berries, oak, slightly spicy and moderate bitterness. Fine body and pleasant, long lasting aftertaste. Very balanced all the way, a true classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seynie (129) - Tienen, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
Vintage 2009. Hazy brown orange with good acidity, top is not persistent. Smells of cherries and Turkish fruit. Taste is much more sour but very well balanced, probably because of the ageing. Granny Smith, red fruits, citrus. Long finish with acidity and sweetness, but not sticky like most fruit beers. Excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
apickles (105) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle bought in Brugge. Browny red colour, slightly cloudy with a short lasting head. Very sour nose vinegar and nail varnish remover - very much like pear drops. Very fizzy on the palate, lovely flavours of sour cherries with a wheaty finish. A top beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Bruges shared with Pix. A slightly murky ruby colour with a short lived cream head. Aroma of sour cherries and balsamic vinegar. Intensely sour at first with notes of wood, cherries, caramel and pear drops. Zingy on the palate, complex and very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - APR 5, 2014
28/03/2014 Bir&Fud Bottega (750ml bottle). Vintage 2011. Ambrata carica-marrone, con riflessi mogano, schiuma giallastra media, poco persistente. Al naso potenti sentori vinosi, inconfondibile lievito Rodenbach, note di frutta rossa, legno, una nota acetica. In bocca è complessa, acida contenuta, acetica, frutta rossa, bordeaux (vino) e un finale balsamico. Corpo medio, inferiore alle attese, carbonazione corretta. Una signora birra!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Absolutbeerginer (23) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bière de fermentation mixte, mûrie deux ans dans de vieux foudres de chaîne. Belle complexité aromatique et chromatique. De couleur cuivrée, à la mousse brunâtre, cette bière pétillante parvient à créer un équilibre subtil entre arômes fruités acidulés à la granny smith et douceur provenant des malts caramels qui se développent lentement pour créer une finale douce, liquoreuse, mielleuse. L’amertume en attaque des fût de chêne crée une tension intéressante avec l’acidité dominante. L’alcool à 7% reste relativement faible pour une bière d’une telle complexité. Très appréciable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Really excellent sour. Nose of vinegar oak and apples tickles the palate. Beautiful brown red body. Nice sourness that gives way to apple like sweetness. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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