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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

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | 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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WTKeene

Texas

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Corked and Caged bottle into a Prairie Teku glass. How on earth am I the first person to ever review this?

Appearance: Dark brown crimson, with a small beige head that doesn't last too long but leaves a crown around the edge of the glass. No noticeable lacing. Very pretty sour beer though.

Smell: Strong fruity vinegar, perhaps a hint of balsamic. A light vinous character. This isn't my favorite style of sour smell, but definitely a strong example of the style.

Taste: Thats actually really good. Very dry and vinous, like a fine red wine. Definitely very tart, but not overwhelming or mouth puckering. While the smell suggested vinegar, the tart flavor is more of a fruit-forward style. I get notes of sour cherry. A faint bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: On the moderate to light side of the carbonation spectrum. Not particularly thin, this one stick around a bit.

Overall: Honestly, better than I expected. I figured after smelling this that the beer would be overpoweringly sour in a "I'm drinking red-wine vinegar straight" kind of way. Not at all what I'm getting. Sour fans should seek this one out, although based on the number of reviews this one isn't easy to find.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 03:08:48 | More by WTKeene
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hackmann

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-19-2014 02:22:19 | More by dleiner
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2014 00:38:08 | More by DIPAFAN
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-15-2014 21:29:03 | More by mikeburd1128
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-13-2014 20:38:36 | More by CDCNAM
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-13-2014 04:43:55 | More by cam12
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-12-2014 08:40:57 | More by zestar
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-09-2014 03:45:50 | More by ZEB89
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bram325

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-07-2014 17:34:12 | More by bram325
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brewman1993

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-06-2014 23:17:56 | More by brewman1993
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Wayne17

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-06-2014 23:16:21 | More by Wayne17
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-05-2014 03:55:50 | More by brotherloco
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-03-2014 03:05:37 | More by BeerForMuscle
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-02-2014 06:06:52 | More by GRG1313
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-29-2014 02:20:49 | More by hopley
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metter98

New York

4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is somewhat hazy brownish red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving lots of wispy lacing on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of oak are present in the nose along with notes of sour cherries.
T: The taste is somewhat similar to the smell, but the sour cherry flavors are stronger and there are notes of oak and slight bits of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. It also almost feels a little smooth at times.
O: This beer is really a pleasure to sip and savor. Like the other vintage oak aged beers, the taste is similar to the Rodenbach Classic, but all of the flavors are intensified and there is more contrast.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 18:27:36 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8%

06-28-2014 18:15:06 | More by smithj4
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Arizona

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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danmstory87

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-21-2014 11:21:56 | More by samba
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-20-2014 03:24:09 | More by captainbearcat
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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.