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


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RATINGS: 894   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.

SpringsLicker's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3466) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (344) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2016
2012 bottle thanks to Mike. Pours reddish brown with no head. Smells like rubber tires after a burn out, dark brown sugar, Luxardo cherries. Macerated cherries, medium sourness. Almost kind of a syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordBrew (206) - Ziemnice, POLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Piwo ciemno rubinowe, zmętnione, piana mała, szkła nie zdobi, redukuje się do pierścienia. Aromat - bardzo intensywny, winny, wiśniowy, intensywne nuty beczkowe, robi wrażenie. Smak - zwala z nóg - radykalnie kwaśne, bardzo owocowe, zarazem słodkie jak kompot. Posmak bardzo długi, kojarzy się z kwaśnym jabłkiem, drewniany. Pomieszanie smaków owocowo-kwaśnych i owocowo-słodkich +drewno tworzy w tym piwie niepowtarzalną całość. Wraz z ogrzewaniem nuty drewniane coraz bardziej intensywne w aromacie i w smaku. Niepowtarzalne, unikatowe. Rozkosz konesera. Beczka 170.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (109) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2016
Lots of bottles and vintages throughout the years. Balsalmico cherry bomb with notes of apple and honey as well. Aftertaste slightly burns through the nose. Just spectacular stuff. Gets more complex and less sweet with age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2016
375ml cork and cage bottle at home in Richmond, as ’Rodenbach 2011 Vintage Barrel No 95’, 7%. Thin pink pour to form a very dark ruby beer, clear and still when held to light with a pale white-pink head. Aroma is rhubarb, blackberries and jam tart, light sherry. Body is smooth and rounded with soft carbonation. Taste is rounded and full with tart berries, light acidity, oak, just a touch acetic, sour cherry, some Ribena in the finish. Deep concentrated fruits without a corresponding sweetness. This pushes my buttons a lot more than I thought it would. Really tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (728) - 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 (5334) - 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 (4969) - 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 (658) - 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 (215) - 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 (924) - 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.

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