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


on tap

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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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.

QuezXLV's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
QuezXLV (414) - Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2013
I went to sniff the aroma and got a bit on my nose and its definitely sour. Despite being sour it very tasty and not too soupy on the tongue. This is a unique style but a pleasant change. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CurbDog (73) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle, 2013. One finger of light tan head drops slowly to a persistent blanket. Fairly clear deep amber colour. Sour, dark fruit, beautiful mix of acidity with sweetness, tart, dark cherries, over-ripe strawberry, jam, very light oak. Crisp, high carbonation. Medium mouthfeel, med-dry finish. Wonderful lingering mix of sweet and tart. Great complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thirstyrabbit (1537) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Murky dark amber body, medium to small head. Aroma is similar to the regular Rodenbach Grand Cru, only with a sharper vinous edge. Very pleasant tart mouthfeel, taste has cherries, a touch of balsamico and slightly sweet malts. Impeccable balance. As I understand it, this is basically 100% old ale from the huge vats, while the more common Rodenbach Grand Cru contains 1/3 of young ale in it. This is indeed a bit more oaky and more intense, while still maintaining that excellent drinkability. Lovely sour beer, one of the best ones in this category. It would be hard to suggest any changes to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (194) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle @ agards 15. Pours a brown clear colour beer with a small head. Fruity vinegar and woddy with some kriekish notes. Smooth finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (278) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2015
Color caramello con riflessi dorati, limpida, schiuma beige non molto persistente che permane lungo il bordo del bicchiere formando un anello. Aroma acetico, oleosa, vinosa, lievemente sulfurea, uva fragola. Al palato prevalentemente acetica e vinosa, note di uva fragola, coda erbacea mista ad una nota acida forte ma mai sgraziata. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata, oleosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (2238) - NORWAY - NOV 23, 2015
2013-vintage from tap at Mi2 at Cardinal.Clear, dark orange. Pale beige head. Vinous and sour aroma and taste, with hints of berries. Sour and sweet. Slightly astringent mouthfeel. Superb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarmok (649) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2015
brown clear liquid with minimal head. Aroma of apfel vinegar. tastes really good, medium sweetness, heavily sour, raspberry. full body, creamy, average carbonation,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
twistedtxb (82) - - NOV 20, 2015
Bouteille de 750ml. Je me sens privilégié d’avoir pu déguster cette bière. Acidulée, boisée, réconfortante. Finale chaleureuse. Magnifique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Aroma has sour caramel, sorbus amd vinegar. Some soy also. Flavour has vinegar and some grainy sourness. Lots of acidic berries. Huge beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4247) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Tap at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki. Vintage 2013. Colour is slightly cloudy ruby with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, cherries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, sweetness and some sourness. Warming and lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (380) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Aika erikoinen olut. Bänditreenien juhlaolut. Moonparasiten jälkiolut. Super trooper.

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