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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 876   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
2013. Pours deep mahogany brown with an active brown head, which soon fizzles away. Aroma is cherries, oak, hint of cinnamon, cranberries. Taste is cherry sour, cherry sweet, cinnamon, cranberry sour, medium acidity, sweetishly sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mad_Ferret (963) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Rodenbach Vintage 2013
App: Mostly clear burgundy, some chunky particles at the bottom, 2-3 finger dirt white head.
Aroma: cherries, lemons, apples, balsamic vinegar, oak, vanilla, alcohol, slight acetone).
Taste: Sweet apples and strawberries with sour cherry candy and lemon, oak and mild balsamico, vanilla.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Overall: Could probably do with some age, but it’s a very nice base beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
furthur (814) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2016
2012 bottle, deep amber beer, big cream head faded. Aroma malt and whiskey, dark fruit, toast. Taste is sour cherries, pineapple, oak, malt, vanilla, something spicy. Palate is smooth and light, carbonation almost bright. This is really amazing. One of the best things I’ve ever had!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
L_Lovecraft (152) - - APR 13, 2016
(2012) Apple, strong and amazing acetic notes, red fruits, amber with beautiful reddish reflections, good white creamy head quite persistant, medium body, high carbonation, perfect sourness, apple and red fruits, acetic notes...vintage is the way in this case.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (935) - SPAIN - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016 From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Vikings 4x02. Lots of sediments at bottom. Had to filter it. Acid but can be finished except the bottom. Im starting to enjoy the sourness, as I found myself even liking its smell. Vintage 2012

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5492) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2016
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy bubbles that were and left behind a light red brown colored body and a very good lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt and sour. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a lingering aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mild citrus sour oak spices and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1117) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
Vintage 2011. Pours coppery mahogany with small fizz. Smells both tart and sweet, hints of oak and vanilla. Taste is subtle fruitiness, tartness, oak, vanilla. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and active mouth-carbonation, Rodenbach Vintage 2011 finishes with lingering tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
75 cl bottle (2013) from Superalko in Tallinn (the large one on Uus-Sadama street). Was maybe € 12. Enjoyed with colleagues. Poured darkish coppery red colour with a beige head that lasted forever. Super lovely aroma of all kinds of good stuff: woody, oaky notes, vanilla, apples, sour cherries and berries... Nice tartness, mellow acidity, quite sweet, faint bitterness in finish. Soft on the palate, woody dry, moderate carbonation. Seemed pretty approachable and not at all extreme in the acidity department. Very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerGantzel (268) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2016
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 Fresh sweet tasteful ale from 2013. Reddish appearance and cherry aroma. High sweetness and medium sourness. Average carbonation. Medium-full body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WingdSoldier (72) - BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a red copper colour, dominating sour aroma with hints of wood and cherries. Better than the regular Rodenbach and the Grand Cru.


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