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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: 994   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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4.1
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2011 edition . 750 ml pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of fruit, wood, honey and malts. Taste is honey, malts, cherries and sour.

3.9
sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle edition 2011 @ home from Cellier des Arcades, Arras - Color: dark velvet black beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: red fruity, grapes, raisin, strawberry and raspberry. Notes of vine and small sour presence. Taste: nice equilibrium on mouth of red grape fruits and malt. Some sour taste. Aftertaste: sour and red fruity. Really nice.

3.8
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. Sweet and sour aroma with fruit, vinegar and wood. Flavor was medium sweet with fruit, wood, vinegar, cherries, and was moderately acidic. medium body, soft carbonation, dry tart finish.

4
Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2010 bottle. Pours a ruby-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dark fruit, oak and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of black cherry, oak, chocolate malt and caramel. The finish is fruity and oaky with a tart cherry aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4.3
markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 0.75l, taste 0.2l at Belgian Beer Weekend in Grand Place Brussels Belgium.Pour it dark brown color with medium white head.Wau what a taste and aroma.Cherry, Green apples,coffee, balsamic, pinch of honey and caramel.Full richness glass of flavour.

3.9
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 [5556-20130628] 650mL bottle. Nail polish cherries aroma. Slightly hazy, orange red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted cherry skins flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (7-/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(Vintage 2009, Barrel 145, c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "They got what’s-his-nuts and the just-had-sex guy... They have good voices."

[8632C-20160819] bottle. Woody cherry grains aroma. Clear, red brown body with a quick bubbly white head. Fruity woody cherry flavour. Medium-full body is smooth and velvety. Delicious, very easy to drink. (7/3/9/4/16) 3.9
(Vintage 2012; c/o mds, w/ him, jercraigs)

4.6
SinH4 (4796) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 Vintage 2010. Nice brown-ruby color with small head that goes away quickly. First immediate impression: sweeter than the Grand Cru. Lots of fruits, cherries, similar in character to the Grand Cru. Amazing sweet-sour winelike taste, complex finish with some caramel and honey in there, smooth consistency in the mouth. A more or less logical continuation on the Grand Cru. Very near-perfect, can?t think of any improvements... I absolutely love it! I have another bottle in my cellar for more aging, can?t wait to try that one in a few years.Update: Vintage 2011, Barrel 95, drank April 2015. Still incredibly good. Lots of wood in the aroma, nice balanced sweet honey taste. Ridiculous drinkability. Still one of my favourites, but I understand my rating of the 2010 back then was a bit due to the feeling of the day (it was my birthday). Update: Vintage 2013, tasted 2016-06-11. More prunes, very balanced. My opinion hasn’t changed. An all-time favourite of mine, also over many vintages.

4.7
nickel (1094) - UKRAINE - SEP 7, 2014
This is incredible beer with unbelievable wine aroma and taste. Hard to believe it’s beer. Everything is wine-like. Mine was 2011.

4
stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Thanks Tyler Anna and mile! 2010 vintage bottle to glass. Clear cherry orange pour with no head. Huge sour cherry raspberry aroma with hints of vanilla and oak. Medium body sweet red fruit that follows with sour tart cheery raspberry vanilla and oak. Well balanced soft and full of flavor.

4.1
PeatyPete (1057) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Vintage 2011. Red-brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of wood, cherry and vinegar. Tast is soft sweet and sour. Balanced, mature, matured. Very delicious.


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