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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: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3324) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
750 mil bottle shared at GRMís. 2009 vintage. Hazy Ruby amber with a thin tan rim. Delicious tart cherries, quite peppery/spicy, nice funk, some caramel, vanilla, woodsy, lovely. Medium body, moderate effervescence, smooth. Tons of spicy, tart cherries, nice funk, beautiful; dry with good tartness and limited bitterness and a long, spicy, alcohol sting, cherry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Vintage 2010, barrel 144. Vintage tastes like a more robust version of the half priced Rodenbach Classic. Notes of cherry, apple, wood, cider vinegar, soft malt and a hint of sweetness. It has all the familiar characteristics of a classic Flanders Ale, but this one balances them perfectly for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2013
2009 Bottle, opened at christmas 2012, Red clear, typical Rodenbach colour, minimal white head. Lots of sparkling. Aroma is sour: cherries, green apple, vinegar, oak, leather. Taste is really nice. The sourness is predominantly present. Cherries and apples can be discriminated. Finish is tart and long. Lively carbonation. Great beer, refreshing, A sad side of this large bottle is the huge amount of sourness in my stomach, that is not always appreciated. But hey, itís worth every drop!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdepelsmaeker (5) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
It certainly has the Rodenbach redness but the sourness is much stronger. This beer is a distant cousin from Kriek, but it's sourness comes more from vinegar than from fruit. Great as an aperitive to replace bubbles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wombata (534) - Kobe, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2013
2008 Vintage. Both the aroma and flavor smell and taste of Vinegar, sour cherry, straw, yeast. Though not my favorite style this would be very refreshing in hot weather.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4684) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Currant and taffy nose. Ruby red, thin head. Perfectly balanced sweet and sour currants. Light body. Soft carbonation. Classic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2771) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
Bomber. 2008 vintage. Thanks to mike12da. Sharp sour apple initial -- though not as biting as the regular Rodenbach. Hazy ruby color. Good sour apple initial; mid is smooth and not very acid-like; final leaves a tingling sourness. Thin. Definitely less acid attack than the regular version. The oak mellows it out a lot. Pleasant and very refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhamp9 (1320) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2010. Mahogany pour with a beige head. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, hints of vinegar, and a bit floral. Taste is very tart cherry, green apple, oak, and vinegar. Sweet cherry comes through in the end. Super dry and astringent. Fantastic sour.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elad (12) - - DEC 31, 2012
All I can say is Wow! Vintage 2010, Cherry flavor with vinegar and a oak finish. Get beer to crack open on New Years or any day for that matter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2220) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
My New Year 2013 beer a 2010 Vintage...Pours a clear reddish brown color with a quickly dissipating head. Smell is Cherry, vinegar, wood. Taste is a touch of the acidic vinegar up front then the cherry and fruit hit followed by the dry wood at the back end. Medium body with nice active refreshing carbonation. I have a soft spot for Rodenbach and this beer certainly does not let me down. It will be served with brunch in the morning as well!


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