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


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RATINGS: 883   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.

fishonmyplane's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fishonmyplane (505) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (171) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle, 2010. Pours hazy reddish chestnut, minimal beige head, little lacing. Aroma of oak tannins, cherry, leather, lactic notes, raisin. Flavor is medium tart, light plus funk, oaky, loads of cherry, touch of vanilla. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
2010 version, 750 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange-amber with a short lived beige head. Aroma is tart, overripe fruit and light roast. Flavor is red berries (cherry, raspberry, strawberry), wood, sugar. Finish is tart, light vinegar. Light to medium body, weak to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Lightly sour, with a pronounced maltiness and a vineous oaky character. It’s tasty and hella drinkable, with a complexity that few beers can match. It’s damn good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Randy4Beer (475) - - JUL 3, 2016
The body is deep red, bordering on dark brown. A tight off-white head that reminds me of the one you’ll find on Rochefort 10. Aromas of red fruits, apples, and brown sugar. Tastes are similar, but with the addition of some slightly boozy raisin bread. There is a sour tartness underlying it all. I can’t imagine a more perfect beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (785) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
@ Malt beer festival Nijmegen. Brown colored beer with a small white cup, low carbonation. Taste is delicious sour, wood, fruity, caramel, apples, sweet honey. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2396) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
750ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Deep amber brown colour, off-white foam head and aroma of funk, citrus rind, berries, vinegar sour. Taste is lemon zest, grainy, cherry, dried fruits, sour with caramel, biscuit, apple, oaky notes and a lingering tartness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, tangy sour finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kacperred (192) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Butelka 375ml. Barwa ciemnoczerwona granicząca z brązem, lekko zamglona, bardzo ładnie się prezentuje. Piana niska, biała, nieźle zdobi szkło. W aromacie nuty octowe, winne i aromaty czerwonych słodkich owoców, wsparte przez nuty drewnianej beczki, dość dobrze wyczuwalne. W smaku początkowo mocny akcent kwasowy ustępujący szybko na rzecz słodyczy, delikatniejszej jednak niż w wersji nieleżakowanej. Jest też bardziej wytrawny. Bardzo wytrawne, aromatyczne i intensywne piwo do delektowania się przez dłuższą chwilę. Polecam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
A sour aroma, pours a hazy reddish brown color with a thin tan head with some lacing. Taste of sour cherries, with a medium and a oily feel with a tart fruit finish.

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