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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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no score

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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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Reviews by WTKeene:
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WTKeene

Texas

4.46/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

12-02-2013 03:08:48 | More by WTKeene
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MEDIUM SOUR.

I wasn't impressed with this beer. It was a bit of a let down.

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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.
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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.