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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1004   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2514) - Alberta, - JAN 4, 2014
2009 vintage. Regular beer drinkers at my session hated the stuff but I still loves me a fine Belgian sour ale. The aroma is a nice mix of vinegar and malt, the appearance a nice deep brown. The flavour is a sour mix with beer, a gueuze-like concoction that works just right in the friday night fog. Rodenbach can’t do wrong in my books and this is a fine sour ale. But it is not what it isn’t: if that makes sense.


3.9
BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2017
375ml bottle pours out a rusty amber topped with a sand head. Nose is nice berries some sour tartness and barrel funk. Taste is more of the berries some sweetness and a nice sour note.

4.5
alhobj (32) - - OCT 8, 2017
Awesome beer! Awesome beer! Awesome beer! Awesome beer! Awesome beer! Awesome beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
ArtificialCyst (1301) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 2012. Shared bottle. Dark fruit, light vinegar, velvetish, wine-ish, wood, medium sourness.

4
achimczi (13) - Vanl?se, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Dark amber colour, no head. In rase there are dark fruits, rains, barrell but unfortunately also some vinegar. In taste it is really great, little bit sourness with sweet counter coming from dark fruits and barrell. It remains me somehow of good barley wine. With very light carbonation it makes it a great beer!

4
beermastersasho (124) - - SEP 26, 2017
Nice beer, all is like the other too rodenbach's beers - caractere rouge and grand cru. This is just a little bit sour, no such sweetness. Same barrel aromas, fruitness, champagne but + vinegar. It is complex. FOOD RECOMMENDED!

3.2
Piotrek4 (272) - 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 (1504) - 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 (474) - 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 (880) - 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 (3840) - 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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