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


on tap

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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.

fishonmyplane's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fishonmyplane (504) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2013
The nose has a nice tart cherry aroma, with some port wine. Darker than the regular Rodenbach, if I remember correctly. The extra oak-aging has given it more body. The sweetness has mellowed somewhat, but thankfully the sourness is still right there, and it picks up in the finish. This has all the depth of a great red wine, with some acidity, sour cherry, Belgian yeast, and a hint of raspberry. Spectacular.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (99) - - OCT 3, 2015
Heerlijk zuur aroma. Mooi robijnrood van kleur met crème kleurige schuimkraag. Je ruikt krieken, rood fruit, eik. Super zacht van smaak met warme afdronk met klein subtiel zuurtje. Topbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7661) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2015
bottled - big thanks to adam for sharing. reddish amber with a frothy off-white head; woody aroma with some cider vinegar and cherry; some marzipan sweetness with hints of sherbet, balsamic vinegar and wooden floorboards, tart and rasping

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1174) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 28, 2015
375 ml corked bottle 2012 vintage from Etre Gourmet.
Deep copper, clear body, with a medium, fluffy, moderately lacing, light beige head.
Aroma of oak, vanilla, cherries, sweet and sour berries, red apples, some vinegar.
Tastes of sweet barrel notes, vanilla, cherries, sweet berries, apples, ripe fruits, honey, some vinegar, subtle leather.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with just enough carbonation.
Finishes smooth, sweet-sour, moderate dry, wooden, fruity.

Tasty. Quite sweet, but very well balanced, with lovely barrel notes and loads of sweet and sour fruit notes. Not my favourite Rodenbach (which is Caractère Rouge), but another highly enjoyable one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (687) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at BGBB2, 2011 vintage,didn’t take proper tasting notes, will rerate when I get the chance. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (62) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Pours in a reddish brown color with a small white head that disappear rather quickly. The aroma is quite sweet with cherries, apple, pears, nutty and some earth tones. Flavours. Cherries, vinegar, tart, oak and earth tones...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (155) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
A: Deep red/brown N: Vinegar, cherry, marzipan, apple, pear, gooseberry T: vinegar, cherry, pear O: sweet and sour! It's nice, but quite overrated at just below 4, for me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (572) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 13, 2015
75cl. Opaque ruby with a frothy tan head. Tarty aromas of sour apples, cherries, caramel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Thin and dry, but very rich. Strong caramel fruity sourness with a heavy sour finish. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Silvan7 (902) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle @ home Vintage 2012. Ramato, tendente al rosso rubino, importanti riflessi rossastri. con schiuma beige fine non troppo persistente. Aroma estremamanete intenso. Aceto balsamico, frutti rossi (ciliege, ribes, lampone) caramello, mela verde , legno, vaniglia. Gusto altrettanto intenso, acido, fruttato di mela verde, acetico, vinoso, con note di legno ben distinguibili. dolce amabile, poco amara. spigolosa, calda, piena, corposa, appiccicosa, con finale atringente. carbonatazione media. incredibile equilibrio per una birra così acida e grande armonia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (407) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Probablement la meilleure rouge des Flandres qu’il m’ait été donné de boire jusqu’ici! Le côté acétique typique au style est bien présent mais la bière semble être adoucie par son vieillissement en fût de chêne. Ce chêne est d’ailleurs lui aussi présent mais bien dosé. Le corps est carbonnaté, vivant, tout en demeurant assez rond. Très bonne bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2347) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Red/brown color, minimal white head. Sour taste with tart, sour apples, earthy notes, cherries, oak and honey. Sour finish with tart, cherries, earthy notes, oak and a bit of honey. Magnificent sour red.

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