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2008 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 96) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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2008 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 96)2008 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 96)

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 15
Gots: 45 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamie2dope on 10-06-2010)
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly solid head (1 1/2 fingers) of bubbly and firm light tan, almost white color. Brew is the expected reddish-brown cloudy hue. Head retention is very good. Little to no lacing.

Aroma of vinegar is immediate. Some light funk, oak and vanilla, and musty wheat. Very delicate and complex behind the sourness.

Flavor is initially much more mellow than the aroma, leading with soft tannins and a flowery sweetness that lingers. The sourness is more of a middle and end flavor, and hits the back of the throat hard. Slightly nutty, with dark fruits and grapes. Slightly musty yeast feel, with almost no funk flavor.

That aforementioned back-throat sourness is a little harsh, but other than that, the feel is smooth and velvety, right in the middle between gulp thin and chew thick. Decent amount of sting.

I'd have to have them all in the same sitting, but this might be the tastiest Rodenbach I've had yet (compared to '09 and Grand Cru). Feel and flavor are just phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 21:27:37 | More by Roguer
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Hotrod88

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2013 19:00:06 | More by Hotrod88
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.5%

11-12-2013 22:32:18 | More by djrn2
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stealth

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-05-2013 22:36:15 | More by stealth
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

11-02-2013 13:26:31 | More by thegerm87
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simoen

Belgium

4/5  rDev -8.5%

09-01-2013 09:02:37 | More by simoen
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benfons

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark orange-brown colour, almost no head

S: loads of tart, the oak comes through, hints of sour cherries.

T: pretty much the same as the smell, just a little bit more outspoken and that is a good thing. In the end there is some sweetness that shouldn't be there.

M: medium body (rare for this style of beer), high carbonation, some alcohol

O: excellent example of this style, great taste, great body, if there is one thing I like less about this style of beer, it is that it tends to be too thin, this overcomes that. Not bad for a five year old beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 20:08:27 | More by benfons
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-11-2013 20:51:21 | More by MarcWP
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-05-2013 00:59:09 | More by WOLFGANG
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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

06-29-2013 00:24:23 | More by illidurit
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lookrider

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-24-2013 16:32:50 | More by lookrider
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

05-31-2013 05:31:33 | More by DeschutesFan
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CloudStrife

New York

4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml split and poured into a snifter. Best by 09/08/13 per bottle.

A: Pours a hazy light ruby brown with a minimal white head that quickly fleets to the edges of the glass. Some specs of lacing. Not much visible carbonation.

S: Oaky and sweet fruits hit right off the bat. Cherry and strawberry come to mind. Reminiscent of a sour candy there is a good deal of tart sharpness.

T: Very smooth, rich and complex flavor. Blended very nicely it has the characteristic flanders red flavor with a bit more sweetness and oak. Sour is there but wont overpower the taste. More oak flavor than the standard Rodenbach, Cherry comes through the most fruit wise.

M: Low carbonation, medium body with a clean finish. Makes you pucker up a bit but doesn't leave the tongue too dry.

Overall a very smooth and delicious beer. Astonishingly more developed the regular Rodenbach. If you are fortunate to still find a bottle give this one a go. Oak is the standout in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 01:52:53 | More by CloudStrife
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4/5  rDev -8.5%

05-11-2013 12:55:35 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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Bassbeer24

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-26-2013 23:47:39 | More by Bassbeer24
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mjtiernan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

04-20-2013 02:18:23 | More by mjtiernan
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2013 14:52:40 | More by iL0VEbeer
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

03-24-2013 12:41:08 | More by nrs207
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

03-23-2013 16:19:36 | More by acurtis
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HopsintheSack

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

03-03-2013 16:05:24 | More by HopsintheSack
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

02-25-2013 22:10:11 | More by Jspriest
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-15-2013 22:24:25 | More by drummermattie02
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Googs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-21-2013 16:39:58 | More by Googs
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Twig2848

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-21-2013 02:07:13 | More by Twig2848
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dfernandez77

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-20-2013 02:29:55 | More by dfernandez77
2008 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 96) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.