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

Not Rated.
2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95)2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

26 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 215
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 2.54%
Wants: 20
Gots: 71 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: samEBC on 10-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 215
Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (1,202 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dsauter
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shane_Gr
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very similar to the beer at Toronado. Even after a weekend full of sours, this was a good one. (94 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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. (532 characters)

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of seanthornton152
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of BamfBacon
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jheezee
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (499 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mc4z
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.