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2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230)2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230)

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BA SCORE
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141 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
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: ShadesOfGray on 12-31-2009)
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from a 750 ml bottle into my Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip.

The beer pours a muddy dark brown with at least three fingers of light tan head. The retention is great, lasting several minutes. The head is very creamy, great lacing.

The aroma is on the lighter side, but it gives off a balanced complexity. It has the familiar grand cru notes of really nice aged vinegar however they are much more sublte here. It also has some nice sweet notes with an nice oaky finish.

The taste is just like the aroma, super balanced. It has what I love about the grand cru, super sweet and vinegar but it is mellowed out by a slight oaky finish.

The feel is great, full bodied with light, a dry smooth finish.

Super easy to drink.

Ovearll, this was just excellent. Grand Cru is one of my favorite all time beers, and while it does not match it, it comes very close. This is like a cousin to the grand cru, giving you what you like about it, but with a twist.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 00:05:32 | More by jrallen34
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750 ml. bottle. Pours a brown reddish colour with almost no head. Smell of cherries, cider and apples, vanilla or maybe cinnamon. I can't smell oak or sourness. Good body, sticky palate. Taste of cherries and cider. Again, I would have expected much sourness here. And more complexity.

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Slightly out of date when shared at the 1st Shrewsbury bottle swap on 27th Jan 2014.

All four of us enjoyed it: one of my contributions.

I thought it was a lovely mellow brew, the oak aging and time in the bottle calmed down the usual Rodenbach tartness.

Poured that wonderful reddy brown only Belgian sour reds seem to be able to find, on top a thin blush coloured head.

The nose took in sour cherries, cranberries and woody notes with a mild vinegar hint.

Taste wise it showed what aging in oak can do: obviously full of old cherries and sourness it seemed smooth, settled and with a sweet undertone, almost more like cherry pie than sour cherries. A true classic and a beer I'm sure will age well should anyone be brave enough to keep any for a few more years.

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A - Luxurious, clear red. No head. Lots of alcohol legs.

S - Vinous, oak barrel, acidic, cherry and cranberry, some mildly roasted malt and Brett yeast.

T - Much like the smell with a bit more malt profile although this is a very wine-like brew. Not as sour as their normal Grand Cru. The tart cherry and cranberry, Brett funk, malt and acidity are all in remarkable balance. Finishes dry with some lingering tart cherry. Just delicious.

M - Light body and light carbonation. Lightly puckering. Clean, crisp.

O - The age has been kind to this one. Just a wonderful beer that my wife and I equally enjoyed. If I hadn't wanted to save the rest for my wife, I would have had another half-glass. Makes me want to sit on more sour beers for 5 years or so.

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2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.