2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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3.24/5 rDev -25.5%
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.
02-15-2014 19:16:20 | More by janubio
United Kingdom (England)
4.06/5 rDev -6.7%
Slightly out of date when shared at the 1st Shrewsbury bottle swap on 27th Jan 2014.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.
02-12-2014 08:30:32 | More by BlackHaddock
4.39/5 rDev +0.9%
Had this on 2014-02-09 in Columbia, PA.
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.
02-09-2014 18:32:32 | More by Tucquan
3.76/5 rDev -13.6%
Thanks to AndresR for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with malt, dark fruit, vinegar, and oak aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit and oak flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that seems to be showing some age but is still tasty and interesting.
08-19-2013 19:50:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.