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


on tap

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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.

Forsberg_dk's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - - FEB 26, 2012
75 cl bottle, pours dark brown with very little carbonation, aroma of malt, cherry, acetone, vinegar and wood, taste follows the nose,fairly tart, very reminiscent of the Granc Cru, very good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has acidic stone red fruits with a good amount of sweet grains and a bit of caramel as well as wood. Flavor combines sweet grains, a bit of caramel and sour red fruit with some underlying oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1305) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 8, 2014
375ml bottle 2011 vintage thanks to ruigo. Color is brown to red. Head is medium to thin and brown. Body is medium. Carbonation is medium to high but not agressive. Taste is medium to high sour, medium sweet and medium bitter. Aroma is light chocolate, citric, grapes, wine, wood, floral, fruity. Nice one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, 750mL. 2010 Vintage, Oak barrel n°144. A sparkling dark brown beer with mahogany hues. Medium white head. Medium to poor persistence. Smoky woody aroma, earthy, fruity (acid note). Starts medium sour, then heavy sour. Light lasting sweet. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation, lasting sour finish with a light note. Overall, great : real width and depth in the aroma, taste, and palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (178) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel 95). Pours dark amber, brown with medium head, with good lacing. In aroma tart, acidic, fruity, wine and notes of oak. In taste sour, winey with caramel, fruity notes in aftertaste. Medium body and high carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boskeunpoeper (4) - - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
A very nice beer. Wine like qualities. The oak influence is clearly present. A very nice evolution in the taste. some sweet, some complexity and some lingering sour fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2011 Vintage, Barrel #95. Split 4 ways @ 45F in stemware

A - Murky blood red burgundy slightly hazy a 2 finger fluffy head.

S - Nose is great. Insanely deep, oaky tannic and red wine burgundy grapey awesomeness.

T - Whoa. this is so good. Thick heavy oak and sweet toffee candies, candy apple sour patch kids and the most intense cherry and chocolate cake

M - Thick velvety mouthfeel and lots of carb, great body

O - This is incredible! Possibly my favorite flemish red ever. WHOA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle share, 2007 vintage. Poured deep reddish brown with no head. Aroma of slightly sour berries, light malt. Medium body, pretty smooth, flavour is cherry, lingering sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (671) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2014
750 Bottle, 2011, Barrel 95. Mahogany with lite amount of lace and head. Well blended aromas of mild vinegar, ripe dark fruits, wood. Moderate soft flavors of balsamic sourness, honey, caramel, and sour cherries. Overall its not too intense, well polished and definitely the pinnacle of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (356) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2010. Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy amber, light brown, with reddish hues and a creamy tan head. Aroma is dry, apple, tart, oak. Flavor is an intense sour with touches of apple and cherry sweetness. Delicious lingering fruity sour long into the finish. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AntonFred (10) - GREECE - JUN 7, 2014
Aroma: 3/5 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 3/5 Palate: 3/5 Overall: 3/5 Shared this one with a couple of friends. Too sour for me.

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