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

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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1642) - 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.

4.4
   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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blade86 (854) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geophagus (533) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (842) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2015
Dark ruby colour, off white head. Aroma of vinegar, oak, cherries, strawberries and balsamic vinegar. Taste is light to medium sour, flavour of cherries and berries, medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ysok02 (274) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2015
Robe brune, reflets rougeâtres. Nez puissant où l’on retrouve des notes balsamiques, de la cerise, de la prune, un boisé délicat, du caramel, de vanille. Bouche à l’attaque superbe d’élégance et de fruit, de l’ampleur, de fraîcheur et une très longue finale fruitée et acidulée. Un régal d’un équilibre impressionnant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (255) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy, dark brown, the head disappears quickly. The aroma of malt, red apple and red wine. Sour taste, cherry, green apples, kiwi fruit. Exciting sour and sweet flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1664) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
[Ölresa i Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] viss den var bra, syrligheten fanns där och den vägdes upp av en fruktig sötma men hade hoppats på det dör lilla extra

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle, 2008. Amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and acid tones. Fruit, malt and sourness. Medium to full body with a nice bitter / acid finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (752) - NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Mørk rødbrun farge med lys beige luftig skum. Lukter kirsebær, syrlig eple, trevirke, eddik og noe gjær. Smaker også syrlig eple. Bitter god avslutning.


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