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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95)2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95)

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 31 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: samEBC on 10-25-2013)
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adam42381

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-19-2014 21:09:30 | More by adam42381
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Higuerah3


4.92/5  rDev +12.1%

08-19-2014 07:09:24 | More by Higuerah3
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Chingringo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-18-2014 16:57:29 | More by Chingringo
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charlzm

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Serving: poured from a corked bottle kept in my refrigerator since purchase in late 2013.

Appearance: the beer is a shade or two lighter than the bottle it came in. Very clear with deep ruby and garnet highlights. A one-finger light brown head forms and subsides in the space of a few minutes, leaving nothing behind at all.

Aroma : well-modulated tart fruit with a dash of red wine vinegar. Faint woody note.

Taste: Sharply sour - cherries and vinegar. Acidic. Some surprisingly sweet but indistinguishable malt. Slightly bitter (woody?) but more tart on the lingering finish. If this were any more sour, it would not be as drinkable as it is, but it is a finely balanced brew.

Mouthfeel: slightly thin and under-carbonated, though this is not totally unexpected due to the beer's age.

Overall: very nice variation on the Rodenbach formula. Glad to have had it but not in a hurry to track down another one.

08-17-2014 18:32:13 | More by charlzm
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-16-2014 10:53:37 | More by lgmol
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frlrv1020

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

08-15-2014 22:52:33 | More by frlrv1020
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-15-2014 00:52:56 | More by Axnjxn
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-14-2014 19:12:23 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-14-2014 17:11:08 | More by leitmotif
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mc4z

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-10-2014 15:05:47 | More by mc4z
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-08-2014 17:21:31 | More by djrn2
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-04-2014 00:30:36 | More by largadeer
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antott0523

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-03-2014 12:48:45 | More by antott0523
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Flaggpole


4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-03-2014 08:37:08 | More by Flaggpole
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cmozz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-03-2014 04:16:51 | More by cmozz
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-31-2014 17:08:06 | More by Walkerjgt
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neurobot01

California

4.54/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured at fridge temp into a Burgundy glass, allowed to warm. Full disclosure: Rodenbach was the beer that got me into beer, discovered by chance while I was living in the Netherlands, so I'm an unabashed Rodenbach partisan.

Look: cloudy garnet-tinged caramel. Lots of carbonation evident. Small (but persistent) light tan-colored head.

Smell: oak and sour cherries.

Taste: extraordinarily sweet, but somehow manages to avoid being cloying. I get a lot of other flavors: cranberry, mandarin orange, oak, strawberries. Lingering aftertaste is of cherries, mild oak. There is certainly some sourness, but it is not at all the dominant player. Almost has the feel of a port or dessert wine--very rich.

Feel: very creamy. Damn near perfect mouthfeel. Not too dry, perfect carbonation (I often find beers in this style overcarbonated).

Overall: this is fairly different than what I was expecting. The sour/"vinegar" notes are minimized, while the sweetness is much more pronounced. Really a treat. Interested to see how my other bottle develops over the next year or so.

07-31-2014 01:00:26 | More by neurobot01
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delgotit99

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-27-2014 22:40:18 | More by delgotit99
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wedge

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +0.9%

Deep ruby color with about an inch of tight bubbled creaminess that never fully goes away. Lots of spicy wood right away in the nose giving way to strawberries, cherries, floral notes, chocolaty bread, maple syrup, and vinegar. Sharper with a hit of acetone and oxidation when I get my nose right up close. More immediately fruity in the flavor: juicy black cherry, green apple, and lemon followed by smooth vanilla, honey, and an acidic woody funk. Beautifully sour and juicy. Medium bodied, but it feels lighter on the palate with an acidity that leaves the gums and insides of the cheeks dry. Excellent!

07-27-2014 21:02:59 | More by wedge
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +2.3%

Possibly clouded auburn colored beer. Head is a good sized pile of kahki colored tight foam which fades to a sheet and a ring. Sweet and tart cherries, light wood musk, interesting, unique floral, strawberries and cream, and a variety of other subtle aroma nuances. Taste is loaded with tart, acidic cherries, smooth woodiness, all sorts of fermented fruits, packed into a light fluid body. Carbonation is softly blended throughout. Pitted fruits and berries, all soaked in cherry juice and tangy. Mouthfeel is fantastically smooth.

07-27-2014 20:52:40 | More by tastybeer
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hackmann

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev -18.9%

Appearance: ruddy brown with big cherry juice highlights; not much on the head

Aroma: sour mash; cherries; slight hint of oak

Flavors: sour cherry mash; hint of oak

Mouthfeel: sour and tart notes; mild carbonation; lingering tart

To the Point: rather simple; sour/tart cherry with a hint of oak; I was expecting more flavor; a pleasing sour cherry ale

07-22-2014 20:58:33 | More by hackmann
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-22-2014 01:47:45 | More by Burkbom23
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johnhiltz

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-22-2014 00:18:42 | More by johnhiltz
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JTbrue

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-20-2014 17:21:19 | More by JTbrue
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dleiner

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-19-2014 02:22:19 | More by dleiner
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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.