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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
97
world-class

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 14
Gots: 52 | FT: 8
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: samEBC on 10-25-2013)
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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Brown base with a red mahogany hue to it. After the pour, there's a one finger light khaki head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Not much retention or lacing.

S - Cherry sour, oak and a mustiness to it. Digging deeper, there are some notes of brown sugar, caramel and a light sweetness.

T - Sour cherries and oak hit your palette at first. The brown sugar comes forth mixed with balsamic vinegar notes and a raspberry fruitiness . The sweet & sour are really working here to balance out the beer.

F - On the full side of light bodied with a high side of medium carbonation. It has a wet finish.

O - The beer is unique with a sweet & sour combo I've never experienced before. It was great to drink it from cold to warming up.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz/750ml corked and caged bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a tulip

The turbid, chestnut-mahogany liquid was capped by a thin, bubbly, beige crown that quickly dropped to a lasting, foamy ring. Droplets of lacing trickled down the glass.

Tart and musty notes came through in the aroma. Some sour cherry as well. Balsamic vinegar was noticeable. Touch of caramel and brown sugar. As the beer warmed, the nose opened up. The cherry notes intensified, as did the sweetness. Slightly wine-like.

The flavor profile was a bit more intense than the aroma. Sour cherry notes came through strong on the front end. Some balsamic reduction as well. Bready with a pleasant brown sugar-like sweetness. Really nice balance of sweet and tart. Oaky and musty notes were detectible. The beer finished woody and slightly tannic with a touch of lemony tartness. Crisp and dry. Overall, this reminded me a lot of an oaky red wine.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied. Frothy and somewhat fizzy. Rather nondescript.

Every year I look forward to trying Rodenbach's single barrel release, and the 2011 vintage definitely did not disappoint. With its dynamic and complex flavor profile, this beer really kept me on my toes.

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4.8/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.27/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip glass.

A deep muddy chestnut and orange red color for the body, looking quite opaque but up to the light has some lighter color. Muddy appearance, with fine carbonation. Minimal head creation with a faint tan collar, thin not to snapping sounding coming out of the bottle, but no staying power, and some fast rising carbonation.

Classic soft sense of caramel malt, and mellow tartness. Sweet cherry slightly and red raspberry sensing fruit qualities, but fairly mellow. A hint of good acid without a vinegar punch, but seems to be relatively simple.

Palate hits the straight forward notes. A simple body, forgoing thickness and malt cream, leads to a simple tart and malt flavor in the mid palate. Quickly puckering, and a bit wet. Fruity character taken back with a bit of crisp carbonation which jars the palate a bit. Aftertaste of sweet malts comes out a bit gaseous than past vintages, and seems almost a little hot. Good notes of cherry, and classic red fruit, but has some purple sweet grape like quality as well.

A solid Rodenbach, but other vintages I think I have prefered. Maybe another year on this would give it a much more impressive experience, but still solid. Never turn down my Rody... never.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.