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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


SpringsLicker's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours slightly hazy reddeish brown under an average off-white head. Tart vinous fruit aroma. The flavor is slightly sour, not nearly as much as I expected. Plenty of underlying sweetness.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blade86 (850) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Dark amber, clear, small long lasting off-white foam, dark and red fruits (strawberries, plums, blackberries), viney, acidic, caramel, medium sourness, lightly sweet and bitter, medium- body, smooth oily/velvet feel, average- carbonation, long dry slightly tart finish Overall: Great in every way, masterpiece

-- rated with beerbasher

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geophagus (530) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
(Bottle 0.375l/ sample) Thanks Blade86. Dark amber, redish colour. Small to medium sized, medium to fast falling, off white head. Soft lacing. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, medium oily, very smooth texture. Aroma: Viney, vinegar, red fruits, soft caramel, cherry, berries, wood. Taste: Cherry, cherry pits, red berries, soft to medium sweet, medium sour, medium tart, very crisp, fruity. Tart, long viney finish. Dry aftertaste. Impressive beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (830) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2015
Dark ruby colour, off white head. Aroma of vinegar, oak, cherries, strawberries and balsamic vinegar. Taste is light to medium sour, flavour of cherries and berries, medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ysok02 (249) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2015
Robe brune, reflets rougeâtres. Nez puissant où l’on retrouve des notes balsamiques, de la cerise, de la prune, un boisé délicat, du caramel, de vanille. Bouche à l’attaque superbe d’élégance et de fruit, de l’ampleur, de fraîcheur et une très longue finale fruitée et acidulée. Un régal d’un équilibre impressionnant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (231) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy, dark brown, the head disappears quickly. The aroma of malt, red apple and red wine. Sour taste, cherry, green apples, kiwi fruit. Exciting sour and sweet flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1623) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
[Ölresa i Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] viss den var bra, syrligheten fanns där och den vägdes upp av en fruktig sötma men hade hoppats på det dör lilla extra

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2350) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle, 2008. Amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and acid tones. Fruit, malt and sourness. Medium to full body with a nice bitter / acid finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (750) - NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Mørk rødbrun farge med lys beige luftig skum. Lukter kirsebær, syrlig eple, trevirke, eddik og noe gjær. Smaker også syrlig eple. Bitter god avslutning.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poohmets (17) - - MAY 1, 2015
Brown water. Delicious old vinegar aroma, fruits. Palate, full, enveloping. Taste, cherry sweetness, vinegar. 2012 version.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (432) - SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2015
Very barrel, much balanced, quite brown, little carbonation, lot awesome, medium sour! Wow! - Doge


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