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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

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RATINGS: 990   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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Grzesiek79 (4316) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2016 Vintage 2007.from Beer Planet. Long Acid and fruit finish, Ale sie dzialo kwasno dziko, zywiolowo, bardzo owocowo, zurawina dzika lesne jagody, pozeczki czarne i czerwone i mnostwo wisni. Kwaskowy posmak, wytrawne niebywale czasami to az usta sie krzywily i wolaly o jeszcze. Ciemno bordowa barwa ze znikoma, a praktycznie zerowa piana. Bliskie do wytrawnych najbardziehj szlachetnych win. Na zakonczenie pozostawia wisniowo balsamiczna lepkosc w ustach. Classic and Powerfull Sour Ale.

5
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2012
The Aroma is amazing... multifaceted and full of surprises. (Tart, fruity [cherry? Apple?], some spice from the oak, a little bit of cheese, slight bit of dough). The flavor is thought provoking and beautiful, but accessible. The only perfect score I’ve given. Sean says: "what Yuletide must have been like before Santa Claus. The flavor unfolds like a time lapse of a sapling turning into a tree."

5
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2011 batch...Sour realSour cherries and slight rasberry with a cranberry tart dryness to it. Nice barrel caharacteristic to it. Finishes with great vanilla and anise. Awesome

5
crazy_cat_lady (620) - - FEB 26, 2015
Vintage 2012 from LCBO. Warm reddish brown with whitish head that disappeared quickly leaving a rim of bubbles. Aromas of vinegar, malty apples, oak, absolutely great. Classic sour flavours of apples, caramel. Phenomenal.

5
huineman (719) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 22, 2015
2012 vintage. Hazy reddish brown. Thick head, very persistent. Complex aromas that develop as the beer lingers in the glass: first, cranberries and raspberries; then, toffee and leather; finally, cookies and milk chocolate. Let it rest, don’t drink too fast. Less dry than usual for a Red Flemmish. Sheer sourness, yet not harsh. Long-lasting, with no bitterness whatsoever. Deserves the highest rank.

5
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
Vintage 2011. Pours coppery mahogany with small fizz. Smells both tart and sweet, hints of oak and vanilla. Taste is subtle fruitiness, tartness, oak, vanilla. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and active mouth-carbonation, Rodenbach Vintage 2011 finishes with lingering tartness.

5
Randy4Beer (513) - - JUL 3, 2016
The body is deep red, bordering on dark brown. A tight off-white head that reminds me of the one you’ll find on Rochefort 10. Aromas of red fruits, apples, and brown sugar. Tastes are similar, but with the addition of some slightly boozy raisin bread. There is a sour tartness underlying it all. I can’t imagine a more perfect beer.

4.9
rodenbachvintage (53) - 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!

4.8
BernieLomax (19) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a very dark amber color with a nice quarter inch white head. I let it sit a little while to warm up. After the wait, the first sip reveals an explosion of taste and complexity. It starts off with similarities of a Belgium Quad but quickly gives way to the sour acidity that is typical of this beer style. Each sip is like cleansing the pallet with sorbet. The acidity makes your mouth water and want more. It is an excellent beer that is masterfully crafted and balanced between sweet and sour. One of ,if not the best sour ale I have ever had. If you find it, buy it and please let it sit a while to warm up. Awesome sour ale.


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