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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: 633   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Pours a clear ruddy brown with a thin tan head. Full Nose of cherries, caramel malts. Smooth flavor with the same influences. 07 vintage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 I had the vintage 2007 and 2008. The 2008 in bottle aswell on tap! The beer is taken from 1 ageing barrel. Better than the classic blend!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3383) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 At a tasting, thanks beerandbeyond,[2009 Vintage] pours deep red with a nice head, aroma is sourish with cherries, wood, leaves, wet and malt, flavor of vinegar, cherries, grapes, carbo, medium bodied, very nice 8/5/8/3/13[3.7]
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, [2007 Vintage] pours dirty brown with medium head, robust soury aroma of sour cherries with notes of dates, nutes and wood, flavor is dry and sour, with plum liquor, plum cake, sour cherries juice, vinous acids, warming alcohol and tender carbonation, medium to full body, excellent brew 8/3/8/4/14[3.7]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2011
750ml bottle.2008 wintage.Pours a murky brownish red with a fizzy reddish white head.Nose is cherry and red wine.Taste is vibrant sour cherry with oaky layers as well.The finish on this beer is spectacular and long.This is a really nice sour with layers of flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2011
At a tasting, thhanks DSG, smallish head, murky reddish colour with light orange taints, aroma of raspberries, sour apples, wine vinegar and a touch of spice, flavour of berries with winey notes, lemon, sour apples and some prunes and sherry in the back, light sour aftertaste. Very good and quite complex.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle at a tasting, thanks DSG: blackberry infused vinegar, rasins, caramel, sweet malt, very rich. vanilla in the aroma, in the flavor you get more granny smith apples, rasines, plums, great tartness naxt to the sweetness, great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5799) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Re-rate 5/17/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2009 vintage. Clear deep red-amber color with a big beige head. Aroma of oak, cherries, a bit of vinegar, lactic notes, malt and some cobwebs. Sweet-sour flavor with some malt, cherries and other fruits, some oak, a bit of vinegar and a dry finish. Medium-bodied. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7

Bottle at a tasting. Thanks jbrus for trading me this bottle! 2007 vintage. Murky red brown. Aroma of oak, lactic acid, some barnyard, cherries and some malty notes. Sour and sweet flavor, somewhat funky, of malt, yogurt, fruits (berries, cherries) and wood. Medium-bodied. 7/4/8/3/15=3.7

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (705) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
A dark very hazy reddish brown. Almost no head. Aroma is black cherries. Flavor is a beautifully smooth sweet and sour cherry. A lot of tang to it. Almost some chocolatey notes too. Rich and delicious. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Sammy’s bottle specially brought in. 2007 vintage oak aged. Lightly foggy look, great sour cherry flavor and aromas. Smooth feel, and showing some wonderful vanilla and spice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2011
0.75l - Nose is stone fruit, dark color, little head. Flavor reminds me of a flat Dr Pepper: fading carbonation, lots of sweetness, vague hints of cherry. Nice, but not for the price.


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