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


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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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.

andersand's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, - JAN 13, 2010
Dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is woody and slightly sour berries, acidic candy-like fruit, vanilla and caramell. Flavour is rather big, round and smooth with notes of vanilla, oak and caramell. Ends on a slightly acidic note wood berry fruit and wet wood. Mouthfeel is smooth, body is larger than expected. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a medium caramel brown with a thin off white head. Nice tart fruity aroma. Tart and slightly sour cherry taste with some oak flavor. Smooth and somewhat less tart than the Grand Cru. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5274) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
As batch 149. Bottle 12cl sample. The aroma has red fruits (raspberry and cherry) , hint of pear, leather. Dark red coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light sourish with red fruit, red wine and some woody touch. Light-medium bodied beer, above average carbonation. Very tastefull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2016
MBR Sour Beer fest. Ooh, I didn’t get to get a lot of this. Murky dark reddish body. A nice, clean, classic blend of berry notes, solid malt backbone and well integrated acetic notes. Very good and I’ll hopefully rerate it soon to elaborate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle. 2012 vintage barrel 170. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Some particles. Aroma is sour with sweet vinegar. Taste is surprisingly fresh and balanced. Nice sparkling feel to it. Some wooden notes. Do not like the aroma but besides this the beer is really great. Not that familiar with the type so this might explain my missing ability to fully appreciate this. Light body. Medium carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaserov (169) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2016
Botella de 2011. Color marrón turbio con capa de espuma amarronada de un dedo de grosor. No se percibe carbonatación. El aroma es sidroso, avinagrado, ácido. El sabor es también ácido, pero bastante balanceado (lo suficiente como para que mi paladar no se cansara bebiendo una botella de 750 ml. durante la tarde). Personalmente no encuentro el maíz, ni la vainilla, pero tanto el aroma como el sabor remiten a manzana, a sidra. Increíble Sour Red/Brown. Compleja pero a la vez fácil de beber. Escasísima graduación. Todo un acierto para según qué tipo de comidas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyF (907) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Flaska från SB. Mörkt brunröd med beige skum. Frisk och syrlig doft. Oväntat söt och mustig smak med fin syrlighet på slutet av äppelkart.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SylvainCFC (72) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2016
Robe brune sombre aux reflets rouges, claire. Mousse blanc cassé moyenne, tenue moyenne. Nez puissant de fermentation, boisé, légèrement fruité. Attaque acide sur la pomme verte, déploiement de vanille, caramel et amertume (douce) en fin de bouche. Belle longueur, très ronde. Notes de cerise, boisé très présent. Carbonatation moyenne très agréable. Rode-bruin ultime, un must pour les amateurs. Balance parfaite, complexité inépuisée après un verre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlf (308) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2016
Pours dark brown with strong red shine and a small slightly off white head; aroma is lactic sour and fruity, apples and pears, some toasted malt; taste is dark fruits and apple, low to medium sourness, malty and lactic, medium sweet, finish is dry fruity sour with some funk [2012 vintage, barrel 170]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Miltei kirkas, hailakanverenpunainen olut kohtalaisella, mutta melko nopeasti katoavalla vaahdolla. Tuoksu tamminen, happaman viinietikkainen, kirsikkainen ja vaniljainen. Maku hapan, viinietikkainen, kirsikkainen, hieman vaniljainen. Reilun keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma hiilihappoja hyvin vähäisesti. Samalla sekä makean tahmea että kivasti hapan kokonaisuus. Yleensä en tämän tyypin oluista juuri välitä, mutta tässä on kyllä onnistuttu loistavasti! Makeus ja happamuus erittäin hyvässä balanssissa ja tamminen sekä vaniljainen häivähdys tuo kivaa twistiä!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Pours hazy ruby/brown with a medium tan head that is short lasting. Nose is sour cherries, vanilla, oak, wood, tart apple, raspberry. Sweet and very sour flavor. Woodsy, slightly effervescent, chalky mouthfeel. Long sour finish. No burn. The yum.

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