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2009 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 145) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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2009 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 145)2009 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 145)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 102
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 4.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cherry wood. Nice off white head.

S - Apple cider. Slight cherry. Subtle oak. Musk.

T - Tart apples. Pears. Sweet hazelnut. Sour cherry. Musky. Oak.

M - Sour tart hits first. Soft bubbles move over tongue. Lingering complexity of sweet and sour.

O - Delicious. Light enough, but with complex flavors and smells. Will drink again. (337 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours clear chestnut brown with less than 1/4 inch of creamy off white head. Leaves a ring of thin, solid lacing.

S-Those familiar Grand Cru aromas of tart cherries, iron-like sharpness, balsamic vinegar reduction, oak, basement must and hazelnut butter. Compared to the Grand Cru this version shows more oak, but not too much more tartness.

T/M-Thin, sharp fruit acidity on the front of the palate. As it spreads across the tongue the beer's true body emerges, full and nutty with an underflavor of tart cherries and vinegar. Bright, fizzy carbonation cuts a line between the sharp and soft flavors, allowing you to taste them seperately and then together in the lingering, musty finish. A more pronounced set of flavors than the Grand Cru, with juicier, sharper fruitiness and deeper, more assertive maltiness.

O-An excellent Flemish sour. Will be cellaring a few of these. (880 characters)

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4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Duvel Meyers tulip. Poured a massively dark red brown with a four finger fizzy off-white head that subsided to two fingers slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart cherries, wood, vinegar, and sweet fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart cherry, tart, raspberries, cream, wood, and very subtle vinegar. It had a lift feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The tart cherry aspect definitely dominates on this brew. This may fade with some age, but right now it is very dominating and might be covering up some more subtle flavors. This is definitely a nice brew for the style without a doubt. Wasn't quite as good as the 2008 Vintage but still a solid beer that needs to be tried. Tick. (816 characters)

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2009 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 145) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.