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

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RATINGS: 651   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (558) - SERBIA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 0.75l, taste 0.2l at Belgian Beer Weekend in Grand Place Brussels Belgium.Pour it dark brown color with medium white head.Wau what a taste and aroma.Cherry, Green apples,coffee, balsamic, pinch of honey and caramel.Full richness glass of flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5556-20130628] 650mL bottle. Nail polish cherries aroma. Slightly hazy, orange red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted cherry skins flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (7-/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(Vintage 2009, Barrel 145, c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "They got whatís-his-nuts and the just-had-sex guy... They have good voices."

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SinH4 (162) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Vintage 2010. Nice brown-ruby color with small head that goes away quickly. First immediate impression: sweeter than the Grand Cru. Lots of fruits, cherries, similar in character to the Grand Cru. Amazing sweet-sour winelike taste, complex finish with some caramel and honey in there, smooth consistency in the mouth. A more or less logical continuation on the Grand Cru. Very near-perfect, canít think of any improvements... I absolutely love it! I have another bottle in my cellar for more aging, canít wait to try that one in a few years.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickel (332) - - SEP 7, 2014
This is incredible beer with unbelievable wine aroma and taste. Hard to believe itís beer. Everything is wine-like. Mine was 2011.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (461) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Thanks Tyler Anna and mile! 2010 vintage bottle to glass. Clear cherry orange pour with no head. Huge sour cherry raspberry aroma with hints of vanilla and oak. Medium body sweet red fruit that follows with sour tart cheery raspberry vanilla and oak. Well balanced soft and full of flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (395) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Vintage 2011. Red-brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of wood, cherry and vinegar. Tast is soft sweet and sour. Balanced, mature, matured. Very delicious.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2011 batch...Sour realSour cherries and slight rasberry with a cranberry tart dryness to it. Nice barrel caharacteristic to it. Finishes with great vanilla and anise. Awesome

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1939) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle with the boys at Porch Nite. Vintage was 2010. Wow. This stuff is amazing. Pours an amber brown with minimal head. Aroma is tart cherry, toffee, malt. Flavor is a complex blend of cherries and maltiness with some sourness, but not so much that you pucker. Just really smooth and clean. Finishes very dry. Wonderful beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2319) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Shared with Tim, 2011 Vintage. Opaque orange red, white lacing foam. Little cherry aroma, little sour. Small sour taste, not too sweet, some cherry, some other red fruit. (Efteling 201408)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (356) - Tasmania, - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Clear reddish-brown with a large and firm off-white head. The aroma is light sourish, vinegar, cherry, vanilla. The flavour is very much sweet and sour, with cherries, vinegar, red apple, wooden notes. Very tasty but not that complex.


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