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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: 668   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.


Forsberg_dk's rating

4
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (532) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
-short review- Vintage 2012. Red with small head. Aroma is cherries, vinegar, green apples, oxidized- and cork notes. Sweet and sour palate and finish. Overall: Not my cup of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marulv (6) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
750ml bottle, 2010 Vintage. Red-amber color. Aroma is fruity vinegar notes. Taste is amazingly balanced sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksiwzos (30) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
Vintage 2011 Clear dark amber-red color. Medium head that dissipates. Got some yeast(dead or alive...) at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, some caramel and some oak notes. Very good. Vintage 2012 was a bit too much acetic acid. Taste is ballanced, cherry, sweet caramel, oak, lactic and acetic acid. Medium to heavy carbonation and medium body. Finish is tart with some bitter notes, aftertaste the some with nice, not too aggrevice tartness. Amazing. Vintage 2012 is more acetic vinegar everywhere. Not off ballance but a totally different experience with balsamic vinegar and oak being the main character. I would rate it at around ~3.8.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karyots (17) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
2012 Vintage at the Kirstbierfest. Ruby red. Cherries and wood/ oak. Starts slightly sweet and finishes sour. Real sour. Sets off a tingle in the mouth with the sourness. Refreshing. Lot of oak and cherries.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
abergdahl (64) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Huge aroma, sour with hints of cherry and oak. Red/brown clear.. The taste is big and bold, of course sour but very balanced, fresh sour long aftertaste,before that it has a good full taste. Much like a good white wine, but better... Beer is better... Overall a very nice beer , Really starting to like this type of beet and this is on of the best I have tried... No problem drinking the whole bottle myself..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alkolas510 (705) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 Brun/röd med mediumstort skum. Doftar och smakar massor med körsbär, lite hallon och syrligt. Riktigtbra!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2011 vintage. Pours a hazy red/brown and a very small khaki head. Aroma of cherry, sugar, caramel, and vanilla. Taste was super sweet with a little bitter at the end. Notes of caramel, sugar, cherries, honey, and a touch of wood. Solid beer for sure, just a tad sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9617) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
375ml bottle - Shared by Lauri - cheers!
Beautiful sharp acidic aromas, woody, some wood esters, cherry and cherry stone. Sharp palate, lovely and crisp. Classic sour red, mellow woodiness, again some cherry. Some butterines like sweet butter popcorn. Classic Rodenbach.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andy_ (777) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2014
2012 edition, 750 ml bottle @ Kultainen Apina
Mahogany reddish brown to copper orange beer with little blonde head. Mostly clear, becomes a bit hazy with yeast (although there was not much of it in the bottle). Aroma and flavor have sweet cherryish liqueur, crisp sour apple and oaky woodiness. Palate is thicker than medium full with quite heavy carbonation. Finish is long with light bitterness and feel of alcohol. Aftertaste has sugary sweetness, sour apple, cherry jam and spices. A well balanced red vineous drink for slow sipping. Seems softer and less wild yeasty than the Grand Cru I had recently, or maybe the wild yeast had been tamed during the aging.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ramboraffe (726) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
750 ml bottle. Hazy red brown with small off white head. Smell is heavy sour like vinegar with sour green apples. Taste is sour apples, funky with stables and hay and smooth oak barrel and sweet malt. Light sour with medium carbonation.


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