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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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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 19
Gots: 60 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: samEBC on 10-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 24
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorites...this beer is close to the perfect sour. So perfectly balanced between sweet and sour.

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alequine
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light Brown in color slight see through. No head. This beer is described as light bodied but it actually is medium bodied nice color, nice aromatic fruity esters emanating from the beer. From the bottle to the pour it looks and acts like a fine wine. Slightly aromatic fruity character. My wife thought it was raspberry. She has a good palate so I listen to her on this. No hop taste, low bitterness, slightly vinegary, sour going in with a slight sweet fruity, oaky finish. The carbonation in the beer highlights and pushes the flavors to last in your palate. Love the complexity of the malts, fruity and tart, oak finish. This is an outstandingly made beer great for company at dinner. Would go outstanding with fish or light meats such as chicken or lamb. I would buy this beer again.

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Smells equally sweet as sour. Deep caramel and brown sugar. Vanilla. Red wine. Oak.

Taste - Tart up front. Cherry-like tartness and sweetness. Vanilla. Oak. Caramel sweetness in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation and medium body. Maybe even medium heavy.

Overall - More sour than sweet, but it's still pretty sweet. I'd prefer a little less sugar, but it's still very nice.

Photo of monketeeth
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerforpresident
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Goldndomer
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dabarton
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage opened January 2015. Cork difficult to remove. Poured at right angle into vertical Engelszell tulip/snifter. Produced a copious tan head that dissipated relatively slowly, leaving excellent lacing. Beer is a deep amber in color. Presentation is overall outstanding.

The nose is very similar to Rodenbach Grand Cru, with grassy sour notes over a solid malt foundation and Belgian yeast funk percolating throughout.

It took me a minute to appreciate the taste profile of this beer, as the oak aging made it a much drier beer than I was expecting. The sourness evident in Rodenbach's other beers is slightly overshadowed at first by the oaky dryness and a harsher acidity, closer to that of Geuze than what I normally associate with a Flemish red-brown. This alternative flavor profile won me over in the end, although I still prefer the Grand Cru.

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4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwswigs
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Colby8938
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VTCombi
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +4.5%

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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.