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

bottled
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RATINGS: 622   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Wow. Thanks to TampaBrew for bringing this one. Pours a lovely red with haze and a creamy off-white head. Nose is cherry, wood, vinegar, fruit, and sweetness. Flavor is the same with a pervading balsamic presence that is very mellow and resides firmly in the background. Medium bodied, complex, and finishing with cherries, vinegar, and mellow vinegar. Top noch, and very drinkable.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (194) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Clear reddish-brown with a large and firm off-white head. The aroma is light sourish, vinegar, cherry, vanilla. The flavour is very much sweet and sour, with cherries, vinegar, red apple, wooden notes. Very tasty but not that complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1199) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by solidfunk at the DC Local Tasting. 2010 vintage (Barrel No. 144). Clear brown with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, spices, dark fruit, figs. Tastes of Tart fruit, spices, light vinegar, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2010 vintage. This is pretty amazing. Huge palate, and the mix here is incredible. Light bretta aroma with sour plum and cherry. Tart finish. Pours mahogany. Some citrus and crab apple. Awesome stuff from a bottle I got in a trade a while back.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
750ml bottle. 2010 vintage. Poured a clear ruby color with a wispy off-white head. Aroma was sweet and funky brown ale notes. Light vinegar? Very good. Very enjoy. Wow.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
2010 Bottle. Dark red, clear body, with tiny disappearing head. Aroma of wood, sour cherries, raspberry and vanilla hints. Crisp and tart berry taste, light malty, with a complex oak and fruit finish. Lasting dry sour aftertaste. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle shared with the mrs. 2011 vintage. Pours slightly murky dark amber with some lacings. Nose has red berries, light balsamico and some vanilla. Taste has raspberries, currants, almonds, vanilla and a slight tartness. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bygers (741) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle 0,75l 2009 barrel no.146. 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3919) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Ein wirklich außergwöhnliches Bier, das ich mit McTapps und Bamsen78 teilen durfte. Zu Beginn sehr fruchtig, anregend, mit Beeren, milder Säure. Dann wird es immer strenger, ein wenig Buttersäure, etwas käsig und heftigst sauer. Es weiß zu überzeugen, doch fehlt die Balance, während die Extreme nun ja, extrem sind.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McTapps (3919) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle (Vintage 2011) kindly shared by Bamsen78 - thank you a lot for this gem! Pours out in a deep, light hazy ruby-dark brown colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of plums, berries and wine. Taste of red wine vinegar, raisins, dark berries, acid and green nuts. Hints of sherry vinegar. Smooth and wonderful to drink with a very well-balanced and wariming sourness. Loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (3106) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps & MichaelAwesome. Pours hazy darkish riby with small off-white head. Clear vinous aroma with subtle notes of yeast and fruity touches. Vinous flavour with fruity notes, touches of malt and hints of yeast and leaves. Lingering acetic aftertaste with estery notes. Good.


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