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


on tap

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RATINGS: 983   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1824) - Bod, - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle shared with The Bergen tasting crew, and Gunnar. Vintage 2007. The colour is hazy dark amber, and has a light beige medium head. Wonderful aroma of wood, oak, bitter berries, rowanberries, cherries and lots of spices. The flavour is fantastic with both sour and sweet berries, and vanilla, wood, leather and something that reminds me of sherbet. Has a soft and slick mouthfeel, and a light berry bitterness. A wonderful and well-balanced beer with sweet berries in every corner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael52 (1351) - Łdź, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Kolor: ciemnobursztynowy, herbaciany, delikatnie zamglony. Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, sycząca, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: sporo aromatw czerwonych owocw, wiśni, śliwek, wyraźnie estry, trochę rozpuszczalnika, aromaty winne, trochę drewna, lekkie akcenty dzikich drożdży, całość lekko kwaskowa.
Smak: dość wytrawne, sporo nut ciemnych owocw, wiśni, śliwek, wyraźna kwaśność, skontrowana delikatną słodyczą, lekka taniniczna cierpkość, trochę nut drewna, lekkie nuty winne, niska goryczka.
Wysycenie: średnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (6004) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Barrel Aged blind tasting at Andrews. From bottle. Cherry nose, tart and astringent. Big vinegar on nose and first sip. Tart cherry. Bourbon sweet depth. A little sweet and thin by finish. Fruit skin. Apple brandy. Modest booze. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2475) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2017
draft samplers at highland beer fest. poured a lighter red/brown with off white head. the aroma is almost like a flanders red. earthy sour soft and tame nothing but pure bliss on the nose. the flavor was amazingly good. nice soft sour tingled the taste buds a touch earthy, sour slight funk its all that and more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedirektor (17) - - MAY 19, 2017
Strong pointy beer with a lot of flavor and smell. A very intens, yet refreshing fruity old belgian beer. If you love sherry, be sure to taste this! A taste of oak, caramel and sherry. Very strong, intriguing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frudel (236) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2017
Vintage 2014. En bouteille. On mavait dit beaucoup de bien de cette bire, je navais jamais encore got. On ouvre la bouteille vite! Un liquide rouge/bourbogne schappe du goulot avec une mousse blanche lgrement rose. Au nez, wow! Acide actique, vinaigre balsamique, petits fruits rouges aciduls. Au got, acidit leve, superbe balance entre le sucre rsiduel et lacidit, vinaigre balsamique sucr, notes de cerises. Belle complexit, Rodenbach sont vraiment matre dans le vieillissement en barriques.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcinthehouse (12) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2017
2014, en bouteille. Voil, couleur briquele/bruntre. Armes trs balsamique, notes de de framboise et de cerise. Touche trs vineuse. En bouche, corps moyen, acidit persistante, avec des touches boises et un caractre fruite sur des lments de noyaux de cerise. Effervescence moyenne/faible. Superbe quilibre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emincems (84) - - MAY 15, 2017
blurry brown color, thin foam retention. tastes woody and sour like vinegar. too acidic feeling. still quality brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wojanex (151) - warszawa, POLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Piękna wiśnia, rocznik 14, owoc, szlachetność, rwnowaga, piwo o elegancji wielkich win, dla miłośnikw stanw pośrednich między ułożonym chianti a poważnym ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (717) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Kran w Brewdog. Intesywny aromat wiśni, nuty skrzane, octowe, winne. Dużo ciemnych owocw. Nuty beczkowe wyczuwalne. Pestkowosc wkrada się po ogrzanie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
piwnanuta (130) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 11, 2017
W aromacie dużo wiśni, skry, wina i octu. W smaku podobnie. Wszystko gra ze sobą idealnie. Nie przepadam za kwasami, ale ten jest wypasiony.

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