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


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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (104) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
Tomada den Cimmeria. Cuerpo bajo, muy buena carbonatacion, espuma media, Sabor amargo que acompaña a las burbujas. Muy rica.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1252) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a reddish brown color with a slight head the aroma is of sour cherries and the taste is a nice sour cherry flavor with hints of cinnamon and lemon. For not really liking sour beers this one has potential and has a lbetter defined taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4112) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle, corked and caged, shared at home. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of overripe apples. Flavors of tart cherries, caramel and oak. Luscious mouthfeel. Very tasty. Nice choice for my 50th Sour Red/Brown rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (181) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
37,5cl bottle, teku, Vintage 2011 (Barrel 95). Pours a small to medium beige head; cloudy, bit murky mahogany brown colour, ruby reflex. Smells oak/woody, berries, brett/acidic, come wine notes; quite complex, getting some different hints everytime. Tastes red/dark fruits, cherry, woody, earthy, lactic, some vinegar coming through; light to medium sweetness, medium sustained sour/acidic notes; oak, tart and wine like finish, astringency with some dryness too . Medium bodied, just correct light carbonation, balanced in its sweet/sour matching. Read in the reviews quite some comments comparisons with the Duchesse, those are actually quite similar, but I find the rodenbach to be on a higher level, especially in refinemnet and balance. I like more other styles of sour beer, but this was probably the best sour brown I’ve got to taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2561) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
2012 bottle shared by mrebeks at The Oak. Brownish copper pour with a big head that fades quickly to a film. Aroma is surprisingly faint. Balsamic vinegar, cherry skin, vanilla, and red wine. Tastes like tart apples, vinegar, cherry skins, vanilla, and light chocolate. Not sour at all but pretty sweet up front with a moderately tart finish. Good but surprisingly tame but such a highly rated sour. I prefered the grand cru but need to revisit that one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Reconqvista (326) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 5, 2015
Reddish brown with a tanned nice head. Intense fruits and vinegar aromas. Flavor is sweet with some acid; the vinegar is taking its place. Body is thick with a sticky and long end, starting sweet and finishing deliciously sour. Carbonation is perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (690) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
[2012] 750ml bottle. Dark red with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are cherries, oak, vanilla, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar with earthy and vinous notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Deep amber-ruddy pour with a thin white head. The nose is awesome. Rich vanilla and a bit of vineous acetic character. A fairly nice cherry aroma and a bit of raspberry. There is a little bit of soft tartness and a bit of woody/vanilla flavour. Delicious beer. Need to buy more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky brown with off-white head. Aroma is tart black cherries, dates, woody notes, faint port wine, and faint balsamic. Flavor is dark vinous fruit, light oak, subtle malt character, and faint sweetness; smooth sourness/acidity that is well balanced. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (1355) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a nice reddish brown with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma of tartness, fruit, and a hint of wood. Taste is great, sour and tart forward that fades into fruit, raspberries/cherries mostly.

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