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

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RATINGS: 999   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2013
750ml bottle split with my awesome wife. Served in a Duvel trulip A - Pours reddish browm with a small off-white head, speckled lacing down the side of the glass. A collar forms around an island of thin foam. S - Sour lactic fruits, tart plumbs, cherries, sour apples, orchard fruit, bruised strawberry fruit, lemons, old dank wood, sweet/tart candy aroma, day old dried up wine like in the bottom of glass the next morning. T - Sour fruit smacks the taste buds, granny smith apples, vinous green grapes, lemons, sweet tart candy, unripened strawberries, pixie candy, woody, old sour wine, the lactic sourness clings to the tongue, in the background is old shoe leather, basement wood, creamy and sweet aged malt, brown sugar and vinegar mix in to the sourness creating a sublime sweet a sour character. Finishes lactic and dry with dried fruit on the aftertaste. M - Light feel with effervescent carbonation, tart and tongue wickingly dry. This exceeded my expectations. This is the cream of the crop for the style. It has precise lacto sourness backed by an old and deep malt background, sublime yeast character creating a beautifully melded Flanders. This should be opened on special occasions. A rare treat. Serving type: bottle 04-13-2013


3.2
Piotrek4 (249) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Vintage 2014.W aromacie wiśniowo słodko, ale też trochę słodyczy jakby takiej cukrowej. Pachnie to piwo trochę jak sos winegret z cukrem. W smaku ogromnie octowe, jakby pić zalewę octową z cukrem. Jest też poza tym trochę takiej cukierkowo-landrynkowej słodkości, która jest zdecydowanie przyjemniejsza niż ten ocet. Nie piłem jeszcze tak ultra octowego flandersa, Duchesse przy tym to w ogóle octowa nie jest. Aż się boję pomyśleć jak to piwo będzie smakowało za 5 lat. Póki co jeszcze w miarę smacznie można to spożyć, ale to chyba ostatnie takie chwile.

4.4
explosivedog (1421) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2017
On tap at Carwyn Cellars, 2014 vintage. Pours red. Cherry, strawberry, raspberry, dry cranberry, wood, little herbal, lots of sweet red wine flavour, decent tartness too. Lots of sweet fruit, lots of tart vinegar and a good complexity from the wood too. Fantastic.

4.4
graziano85 (472) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2017
75cl bottle, vintage 2013. Brown color with a beige, dense and thin head. Nice aroma typical of Rodenbach beers, with lactic acid and some vinegar notes, red fruits and wood too. Perfectly balanced on the sour and sweeter taste, beautifully fruity but with the lactic acid and wood notes obviously clear too. Medium body. Very easy to drink, great beer.

4.3
cervmagpt (869) - PORTUGAL - SEP 8, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 33A/23B). Bottle 75 cl - Batch unknown (BBF unknown). AROMA: medium-high sour aroma with notes of red wine, tart cherries, wood, vanilla, slight oranges with a slight malty-sweet background. APPEARANCE: slightly dark amber color with red tint. clear but with material in suspension. medium-low beige head with low retention. TASTE: similar to the aroma with a medium sour red wine character, wood, vanilla, slight cherries and oranges. low hop bitterness. soft and slightly tanninic acidity. balanced and smooth. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. no astringency. smooth. OVERALL: a very good wood aged flanders red ale. recommended.

3.8
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2017
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for his 2,000th rating. Cheers man. The pour is a darker red tinted brown with a thick cap of khaki colored head that falls to a thick ring of dense foam and no lace left behind. The aroma is oaky and tart. There is a light chocolate and a bit of honey. There isn't much of a complexity to it, but the tartness, a smooth and sweet chocolate with a kiss of honey really balance out. The flavor is really smooth. The tartness of the red does pretty well and a light chocolate and oak come through late. It's smooth and a little more complex than the nose. The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly sweet fruit and chocolate. This is pretty good. 7 4 8 4 15

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ebone1988 (2041) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2017
#2,000. Bottle from Merchants. Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2013. Aroma is woody, tart, cherries, tannins, spice, caramel, very nice. Appearance is red brown, light tan head, hazy. Taste is tart, woody, sweet, some vinegar, cherries, caramel, tannins, some spice, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, woody tart cherry and caramel aftertaste. Overall, it's quite good, though not as good as Caractere Rouge.

3.9
StanTheMan44 (101) - POLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Bardzo fajna piwuna, mogłaby jednak być cięższa, bardziej intensywna i octowa. Vintage 2014

3.9
AaronIPAAPA (266) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Rocznik 2013. Slodkie, lekko octowe, woltażu nie czuć nicz. Nie jest jakoś bardzo kwaśne. Dobre

4.6
HerrBierkoenig (1579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2017
0,375l bottle from Damian Bottleshop, Bratislava, Pours clear amber red liquid, minimal tan head, Aroma: sour funky, wooden notes, cherries, alcohol, vinegar, caramel, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium to heavy sour, wooden notes, cherries, sour funky, caramel, Palate: medium to full body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, longvinegar aftertaste, Overall: excellent beer, sour héaven, enjoyed.

4.9
rodenbachvintage (94) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2017
’t is wijn! Geen bier die het meest aanspraak mag maken op deze slogan. Geen week gaat voorbij of deze passeert de revue. Van 2007 tot nu. Dit is een intens rijk zuurbier met toetsen vanille, appel, ... gecombineerd met de heerlijke eik. Dit is af, deze smaak behouden is al een kunst op zich. Wat een verfrissend bier met een heerlijke, rijke diepgang. Uniek!


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