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


on tap

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RATINGS: 966   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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5419) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Wow. Thanks to TampaBrew for bringing this one. Pours a lovely red with haze and a creamy off-white head. Nose is cherry, wood, vinegar, fruit, and sweetness. Flavor is the same with a pervading balsamic presence that is very mellow and resides firmly in the background. Medium bodied, complex, and finishing with cherries, vinegar, and mellow vinegar. Top noch, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
5eba88 (192) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 26, 2017
2014 Wyglad: klarowne, ciemny bursztyn, drobnopecherzykowa - pozostaje po niej pierścień Aromat: aromaty winne, przyjemna kwaskowosc, zielone jabłka, ocet Smak: kwaśno, winność, lekka wanilia, ocet, zielone jabłka, dębina, cierpkosc, nasycenie średnio niske

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portwood (264) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
2013 vintage. I put off opening this due to my dislike of sour beers. I finally did it and its turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Its so much more than sour/tart/acidic, its also sweet/bright/bubbly/fruity with a nice wine-like palate. Extremely complex!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzurro (151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
My first sour ale. As a fairly new customer, it appearsI dont have the taste ready for that. Although, I bought a few to revisit this beer strongly recommended by two connoisseurs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2017
Tap at the Answer. Reddish Brown with thin head. Nice sour vinegar aroma. Tart. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (1009) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2017
(Vintage 2014) clear ruby red beer with head that disappeared as quickly as it was Coke. Aroma has oak barrel, wooden notes, round ripe fruits and red berries with ending in cherry note. Taste starts with red berries, sour cherry and then wooden oak flavors pop up and the sourness increases in the end. Medium to full body and high fizzy carbonation. Still has a little rough edges, would be interesting to see how this would evolve through the years. If I would have patience for that sort of thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KraftowyJakup (226) - POLAND - APR 7, 2017
Herbaciane, klarowne, piana biała, dość skromna. Jest ocet, kwaśne jabłko, wiśnie. Dość słodkie, trochę miodowo, troszkę kwasku. Chyba nieco lepsze niz Duchesse, ale i tak spodziewałem się wiele więcej, wersja Grand Cru jest ze 2 poziomy wyżej.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tognetta (925) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2017
(2012 bottle) Vermelho vinho de mdia turbidez, espuma rosada de mdia formao e pouca persistncia. Aroma de vinagre, alta acidez, uva vermelha, vinho. Paladar de mdia acidez e leve dulor. Corpo leve e mdia carbonatao. Final persistente de uva e avinagrada, amadeirado leve muitssimo bem inserido, estilo que demanda experincia mas que se torna imperdvel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1480) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2017
Pours clear copper, slightly red. Aroma is sour, berries. Taste is sour, fruity, balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7555) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2017
Almost clear deep purple color with a off white layer on top. Good intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a soft carbonation level. Oily texture. Pleasant acidity and a fine mellow sweetness. Vinegar, cherries and oak are dominating the flavor. Nice tasty evening sipper. Probably a bit to much vinegar. 2013 version.
[Bottle at Humlekyllingene - March meeting 17]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strifeanddiscord (9) - - MAR 8, 2017 does not count
Bardzo ładnie się prezentuje, miedziane z pianą w kolorze piasku. Przy pierwszym niuchu od razu czuć winny aromat z nutami drewnianymi, trochę wanilii, jabłek i czerwonych owocw. W smaku ponownie winne, trochę dzikie. Dobry balans między wytrawnością, kwaśnością a słodyczą. Żaden z tych smakw nie dominuje, a jedynie wspłgra ze sobą tworząc bardzo ułożone i pijalne piwo.

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