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


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RATINGS: 751   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.

DeanF's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (1808) - Nunavut, - JAN 4, 2014
2009 vintage. Regular beer drinkers at my session hated the stuff but I still loves me a fine Belgian sour ale. The aroma is a nice mix of vinegar and malt, the appearance a nice deep brown. The flavour is a sour mix with beer, a gueuze-like concoction that works just right in the friday night fog. Rodenbach can’t do wrong in my books and this is a fine sour ale. But it is not what it isn’t: if that makes sense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3002) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
A damn fine sour beer. One of the best I’ve had this year. Aroma was perfect. Sour fruit, vinegar and a distinct woodiness. Nice and sharp. Smells old and aged. Pour was a nice hazy medium brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was sour and delicious. Very sour apple, cherry and vinegar were big and bold upon first sip. Just a hint of malty sweetness until the sour finish washed everything away. Nice carbonation and outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CRock (108) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
At first I wasn’t a big fan but it just got better by the gulp. Fruity and tart with hints of caramel. Really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patdelichte (52) - - JUL 24, 2015
Je proeft als eerste cola en een nasmaak van kriek. Heeft meer weg van wijn dan van bier en is verschrikkelijk zuur. In mijn ogen weinig met bier van doen..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wanne (58) - - JUL 23, 2015
Bordeaux color, with a white head. Nice mixture of red fruit and green apple sourness. The taste also offers some oakiness. Like the rest of the Rodenbach beers, it is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (319) - POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Piana nieduża drobna piana i trwała, czerwono-wiśniowy kolor z delikatną mgiełką i ładnie pracującymi bąbelkami. Aromat dość intensywny, bardzo przypomina czerwone wytrawne wino, na pierwszym planie oczywiście czerwone kwaśne owoce - wiśnie, porzeczki, czereśnie i winogrona, lekka gorzkość oraz ocet jabłkowy, a w tle delikatna wanilia. Świetnie się to wącha! Smak oczywiście zdominowany owocowo-winnym kwasem, od pierwszego łyku wypełniający nasze kubki smakowe. Po pierwszym orzeźwiającym "szoku" przychodzi nutka daktylowo-waniliowej słodyczy, aksamitnie łagodząc ogólne odczucia, nasycenie bardzo drobne, średnie do niskiego, niska pestkowa goryczka, w afterteasie pozostałości po beczce. Kwaśne (nawet nieco zbyt), półwytrawne, orzeźwiające a z drugiej strony gładkie, treściwe, pełne aromatów i smaków piwo, które bardziej przypomina wytrawne czerwone wino z dodatkiem szampana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (908) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Corked and caged 750mL bottle. Poured murky mahogany with light khaki head. Flavor is tart green apples, oak, some cherry. Sour finish. Silky mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1533) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
750mL corked & caged Champagne bottle. Vintage 2009 Been sitting in the cellar a number of years. Not sure where it came from, but it seems like a worthy beer for #1500 Pours a gorgeous deep rustic red body, not bad clarity, holds a beige head. Richly complex aroma; aged balsamic, brown sugar, sultana, old tawny port, touch of sherry, vinous red fruits. Body has a beautiful richness to it, yet a good acetic acid bite providing great balance and drinability. Incrediably complex and delicious, where to begin - vanilla, sour apple, balsamic, sherry, toasty oak, brown sugar, cooked apple, sultana, port, touch of whisky undertone even. Tremendous length, lingering acidity and spice. Oh so good, wow, age does not weary this beer either, just make it better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
2012 Vintage. Pours brown with amber edges, almost no head and pretty much no lacing. Nose is vinegar and wine. Flavours are honey, tart apples, some caramel, maybe some port. Tastes are medium sour, light sweet. Full oily body with lively carbonation and a long vinegary finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1256) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at home in garden, 4th July 15. Pours a rich dark red brown. Aroma is complex, barrel, cherry, vanilla, fruit. Taste is super complex, apple skin, prune, oak, vanilla, slight cherry, dark fruit. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermajstro (7) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
Blommigt syrligt surt fat. Hallon körsbär. Riktigt trevlig sommaröl. Mycket välbalanserad

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