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


on tap

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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1163) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Bouteille 750ml, 2012, gracieuseté de caudalie, merci Simon! Couleur acajou trouble, mousse beige fuyante laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arôme de fraise, vinaigre balsamique, cerise, malt, acidité. Goût de fraise, vinaigre balsamique, malt, boisé, bonne acidité. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1555) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
0,75l fles gedeeld bij lion en mirjam. bruin met een crème kraag. Aroma zuur met kersen en taart. Smaak begint zoet rozijnen eiken, in de afdronk trekkend zuurtje. Volle body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3420) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
(Rodenbach Vintage) Bottle 375 ml, corked and caged. Vintage 2012, served into a tulip at home, ABV 7% Deep ruby red colour on the body, mostly clear. Good sized but thin head, light beige in colour. Low retention. Aroma is sweet with red fruits, caramel, sugar, nice vinous notes. Very nice taste, again vinous notes, red grapes, light alcohol, begins sweet but straight away a light vinegar-like sourness enters the scene and almost dominates. Great combination. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cenzura (325) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 7, 2015
[2012; Barrel No. 170] Aroma: cherry, apricot, dried fruits, red wine and light wooden notes. Taste: dry red wine, red fruits (sour cherries, redberries), light vinegar and oak wood notes. Small head, poor lacing and medium carbonation. Price 30PLN (0,375 bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matbli (143) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 4, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2015 Bottle 375 ml, pours clear dark amber with white fast falling head. Aroma of vinegar, dried fruits, apricots, red wine and oak wood. Very high sourness with medium sweetness in taste. In the finish some tartness and a touch of bitterness noticable. A realy remarkable sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milo91hd (168) - Lecce, ITALY - JUN 4, 2015
Bottiglia, vintage 2012. Colore mogano con riflessi rossastri, cappello di schiuma fine e poco persistente. Al naso si sente l’acetico, frutta rossa e note di legno, al palato ha un corpo medio con una carbonazione bassa, continua a sentirsi la frutta rossa insieme al malto e in chiusura si sente l’acido che rimane in maniera abbastanza prolungata. Un’ottima birra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1939) - ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
2012 vintage. Red copper beer, big off-white head. Nose is tons of berry tartness, woody notes. Flavor is complex, but smooth, acidic and and berries, woody, funk notes, finishes with acidity and berries. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mario_giri (162) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Only short, shared with Bastian while brewing: 2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) Sehr vollmundig, sauer mit angenehmer fruchtsüsse dagegen. Wow, absolut spitzenmässig!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blade86 (1002) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Dark amber, clear, small long lasting off-white foam, dark and red fruits (strawberries, plums, blackberries), viney, acidic, caramel, medium sourness, lightly sweet and bitter, medium- body, smooth oily/velvet feel, average- carbonation, long dry slightly tart finish Overall: Great in every way, masterpiece

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geophagus (662) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
(Bottle 0.375l/ sample) Thanks Blade86. Dark amber, redish colour. Small to medium sized, medium to fast falling, off white head. Soft lacing. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, medium oily, very smooth texture. Aroma: Viney, vinegar, red fruits, soft caramel, cherry, berries, wood. Taste: Cherry, cherry pits, red berries, soft to medium sweet, medium sour, medium tart, very crisp, fruity. Tart, long viney finish. Dry aftertaste. Impressive beer.

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