tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Bottle: 2012 vintage, about 2 years old. Thanks, Josh! Swampy brown body with a very light ruby shimmer to it. Beige cap rests softly on top, sifting to a thin film & chunky collar quickly. Aroma has notes of spicy oak barrel, creamy vanillin, underripe cherry skins, light apple cider vinegar, with a nice, mellow tartness flowing through everything. Vinous, but maybe not as much as Grand Cru. Taste is nice & tart up front with some sour apple, cherry, faint lemon, & oak-y tannins. Vinegar soaked oak staves, nice back-end vanilla, & a somewhat acidic, vinous grape skin finish. Very smooth, nice & tart. Perhaps not as tart as Grand Cru, but the barrel flavors are heavier & more apparent (vanillin, tannin, spiced woody notes). Based on other reviews, two years might be the sweet spot for the vintage series.
Bottle: 2011 vintage, almost 4 years old. Still just as lovely. Lots of spicy cherry skins, tart & acidic lemon, balsamic vinegar, oak, & huge bouts of vanilla. Great stuff as always.
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle of 2001 Vintage. Brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of tart cherry, plum, oak, lots of fruit. Taste is of cranberries, tart pie cherries, tart raspberry, oak, plum, fruitcake.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7% vintage 2011, shared at Christmas Tasting. Sour nose, vinegar, tart & woodsy. Sour Flemish ale, a tasty sour beer, really nice & drinkable. I will agree with Hypo Luxa 3.6
Hypo_Luxa (59) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is same as any other Rodenbach.
Very nice carbonation. Very sour, nice mouthfeel. Would like to taste this on a vertical tasting.
teddybeer (3455) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coppery color with a light and quickly diminishing head. Aroma is fruity dominated by cherries, also a high presence of wood is present. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning, lot of cherries, acidic mouthfeel and wooden notes in the final.
Joakgust (1366) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl - Clear red brown beer, with a small head. Aroma is fruity with notes of cherries, solvent, nuts and caramel. Flavor is fruity with notes of cherries, citrus, caramel, spices and dates. Love this.
zvsn (1679) - ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Vintage 2011, barrel 95] Bottle sample at sour beer tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Pours clear amber-brown with a nice head. Aroma - sour notes, wood, herbs, grapes. Taste - sour fruits, wood, berries, raisins, pretty tasty. Very good.
Abijen (2512) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brown beer with a good white head. Smells sour, tarted. Tastes sour, bit vinegar. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.
Frulertruler (127) - San Rafael, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. Madera y acidez perfectamente integradas, con frutos rojos de por medio muy sutiles y matizados. Entra muy bien ligera y sabrosa seca dulce y ácida
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and sour aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy Sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is another solid beer.