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


on tap

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RATINGS: 861   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.

markwise's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5082) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankZappa7 (393) - GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
23-Apr-2016@ZBF. Körper dunkles Kastanienbraun mit cremefarbenem Schaum. Aroma: Essig, Funk, Malz, Rosine, Vanille. Antrunk sauer, Holz, Essignote, sauerfrüchte, Karamell. Halt ein Klassiker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (252) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2016
Clear orange liquid, large head. Aroma of fruits and oak. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sour, rich and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (406) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Helder bordeauxkleurig bier met gebroken witte schuimkraag. Aroma: kersen, citroenen, appelen, balsamico azijn, eik, vanille. Smaak: zoete appels en aardbeien met zure kersen, snoep en citroen. Gemiddeld mondgevoel met zachte koolzuur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (838) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 25, 2016
Muddy brown color with tan head. Aroma has intense balsamic vinegar notes with fermented fruits and some malt in the background. Taste starts sour and acidic but also has malt sweetness with caramel notes. Medium body with high effervescence, quite dry on the aftertaste. A really true to style beer with complex flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1628) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
Draught at Ale Arsenal. Pours a clear mahogany with a khaki head that lingers throughout and leaves slight lacing. Taste is smooth combination of deep, dark fruit and tartness. Slight woodiness and sour finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
2013. Pours deep mahogany brown with an active brown head, which soon fizzles away. Aroma is cherries, oak, hint of cinnamon, cranberries. Taste is cherry sour, cherry sweet, cinnamon, cranberry sour, medium acidity, sweetishly sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mad_Ferret (923) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Rodenbach Vintage 2013
App: Mostly clear burgundy, some chunky particles at the bottom, 2-3 finger dirt white head.
Aroma: cherries, lemons, apples, balsamic vinegar, oak, vanilla, alcohol, slight acetone).
Taste: Sweet apples and strawberries with sour cherry candy and lemon, oak and mild balsamico, vanilla.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Overall: Could probably do with some age, but it’s a very nice base beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
furthur (738) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2016
2012 bottle, deep amber beer, big cream head faded. Aroma malt and whiskey, dark fruit, toast. Taste is sour cherries, pineapple, oak, malt, vanilla, something spicy. Palate is smooth and light, carbonation almost bright. This is really amazing. One of the best things I’ve ever had!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
L_Lovecraft (93) - - APR 13, 2016
(2012) Apple, strong and amazing acetic notes, red fruits, amber with beautiful reddish reflections, good white creamy head quite persistant, medium body, high carbonation, perfect sourness, apple and red fruits, acetic notes...vintage is the way in this case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (839) - SPAIN - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016 From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Vikings 4x02. Lots of sediments at bottom. Had to filter it. Acid but can be finished except the bottom. Im starting to enjoy the sourness, as I found myself even liking its smell. Vintage 2012

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