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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: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slautar (574) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Pułapka, 11.12.2016. Pachnie jak ocet winny na bazie wiśni - lubię (szczeglnie do galartu) więc specjalnie czepiać się nie będę. W smaku trochę lepiej bo mniej octowo a bardziej winnie i owocowo z odrobiną owocowej słodyczy. Trunek zdecydowanie do bardzo powolnego sączenia. Bardzo ciekawy styl jednak fakt, że to piwo jest w Top 50 świadczy dobitnie o tym, że nie jest to styl dla mnie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (637) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 14, 2016
2014 Vintage on tap @Pułapka Gdańsk (Dec 2016)
Aroma: Vinegar, oak, wine, red fruit
Looks: Hazy dark red amber body with small short head
Taste: Tannic sourness over a rather sweet body. In time as it warms up the sweetness goes away and is overwhelmed by the tannins. Red tart fruit, small bitterness.
Feel: Medium body, soft carbonation
Overall: Very complex and well balanced beer. Loved it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (153) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2016 Hout, azijn (minder en subtieler dan in Rodenbach Grand Cru) en kers in de neus. Deze komen terug in de smaak, met aanvulling van een lichte karamel. Heerlijk! Leuke zachte afdronk. Smaak blijft nazinderen.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2016
2013 vintage. Ruby/chestnut body, light tan head. Nose is balsamic, cherry, strawberry, caramel. Flavor is cherries, balsamic, under ripe strawberry, oak. Very sweet, medium tart. Limited acetic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (392) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2016
Rdbrun, disig med medelstort skum. Syrlig doft med krsbr och pplen, lite vinger och lite stma. Smaken domineras av syrliga krsbr och pplen, men en lite fin stma balanserar, hr finns ocks lite pomerans och en liten kryddighet, ekfatstoner avslutar det hela. En skn balans mellan syra och stma, en riktigt god l.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1875) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (3165) - DENMARK - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle, 2013 edition. Light hazelnut brown with a medium sized tan head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Dark cherries, dark wood, minerals, light turpentine and sawdust in the nose. Good. Initial sweetness in a filling mouthfeel is followed by notes of dark wood, cherries, mild fatness, turpentine and yoghurt. Sourness takes over into the finish. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and light sour. Long finish with sourness and cherries.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (762) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle. Snifter. Deep red/dirty brown with medium, dirty white, semi-thick head. Poor head retention and moderate lacing. Strong dry wine notes, along with apples, cherries and berries, which give it dryness and tart character. The apple vinegar/acetone notes are close to medium, esp in the beginning after opening the bottle, you can experience more intense apple vinegar aromas. Beside this, oaky and barrel influence is noticeable, may be not so strong as some ppl describe (like vanilla etc.). Clean, not so intense malty profile - fruity and organic with a touch of caramel. Taste is semi-sweet, its a little surprise, because youd expect dry, tart beer with strong acidic profile and sourness. First sip reveals slightly sour flavors, which intensifies, but later on the semi-sweet character is dominant, but not so strong. It pretty well balance the sourness and tartness. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, finish is semi-sweet, cherry, astringent. Light warming is noticeable - due to ABV and acidity. Well drinkable. In general this one is regarded, as on of the state of the art beers, describing sour brown ale. I dont have much experience with this style, but this other level of experience. This one is very good balance, drinkable with strong organic, fruity notes like cherries and apples. Unpredictable and not cliched.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Samtzu (284) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2016
2011 edition. Pours a crimson red with no head. Rich nose full of fruits. Tart initial flavour which gives way to the carbonation and fruit palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (7109) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle at Red Hot. Light acetone, Vineous notes. Red golden, low head. Medium dry body, dark sugar, like light berry vinegar, dry finish


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