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2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144)2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144)

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 15
Gots: 49 | 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:
Beer added by: metter98 on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 192 | Reviews: 38
Photo of FinchSCF
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml Corked and caged poured into nonic pint glass 2010 vintage

A: very reddish dark brown with excellent clarity almost no carbonation whatsoever

S: Green apple with vinegar and lots of oak barrel a little bit of honey

T: sharp vinegar with soft sweetness and dominant oak barrel with just a moth finish and slightly dry

M: perfect softness with a velvety smoothness with just a light bitterness

O: This beer is stellar but with age it's just dynamite it's got killer oak barrel depth and such a smoothness to it. The enjoyable sourness can sit and you can chew it.

Photo of macesq
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz/750ml corked and caged bottle purchased at Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits, Medford, MA
Best before: 22/08/15
Served in a tulip

The slightly hazed, ruddy crimson-mahogany body was topped by a one-finger tall, frothy and bubbly, light beige crown. Small, drippy streaks of lacing trickled down the glass. The head faded to thin, lasting collar. As the beer warmed, the chill haze eased up and the liquid turned nearly clear.

The aroma was interesting but more subtle than I anticipated. Aged balsamic was quite noticeable. Some red wine vinegar as well. Touch of brown sugar sweetness. Nice sweet-tart combo. There was a mild, crisp and dry yeasty quality. Subtle metallic notes were also detectible.

Sour cherries came through strong in the flavor, along with intense reduced balsamic notes. Good dose of lactic-like sourness. Super vinous. This reminded me a lot of an oaky and dry red wine. Rich malty notes appeared on the front end. Touch of brown sugar. Some tart strawberry came through as well. Slightly musty in the center. The beer finished with notes of lemon, green apple and a dry, tannic oakiness. Really balanced and immensely quaffable.

The liquid was medium bodied and contained a subtle yet spritzy effervescence. Creamy, smooth and slick on the palate.

This 2010 vintage of Rodenbach was actually quite similar to newer vintages, but perhaps more subtle in the nose and more acidic in the flavor profile. As always, this is a fantastic annual release that represents the best of its style.

Photo of Sparty55
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copperish brown-red. Tiny light khaki collar. No cap. Minimal carbonation. Relatively clear.

Smell: Carries a lighter version of the typical Rodenbach acetic tart. Soft balsamic vinegar. Tart cherry skin. Some blueberry and blackberry. Oak barrel. Some strawberry. Touches of damp earth. Very moist. A hint of leather. Sweet. Some lightly caramelized malts with a nice backing biscuit dough. A very faint earthiness.

Taste: Softer than traditional Rodenbach. Carries a solid balsamic/acetic sweetness with a ton of dark fruit. Plum and tart cherry skin with a burst of cherry flesh. Some darker berries as well. Slight push of worn leather over a mild balancing oak presence. Woody. Slight earthiness with a solid wet and damp component. Sweet. Malts are just a touch bready with some caramel malt as well. Vinegar. A touch of lactic tartness as well. Lingering citric acid.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly astringent with a juicy initial sip.

Overall: This is the better Rodenbach.

A mellower more nuanced Rodenbach. Still crazy heavy on the balsamic but pushes even more citric acid than the typical. Solid and then some.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Consumed 1/16/15

A: Pours a deep amber with purple, garnet and shades of brown - pours with a medium-sized, light tan head, fades to virtually nothing, but has a small collar that leaves some lacing

S: Acidic and tart with some dark, fruity sweetness - doesn't smell as much like balsamic vinegar as some other Rodenbach sours - wet, damp, lactic sour with some musty funk - some lightly sweet, acidic, balsamic vinegar - a nice variety of dark fruits, with an emphasis on berries - big, chewy oak aroma, very ripe and markedly woody

T: Nicely funky, and yeah, balsamic vinegar - tart, funky, and lightly sour - wet, damp funk with a lot of vinegar, some acidic and lactic funk notes as well - lightly sweet undertone, without being too sweet, with some dark berries - cherries, blueberries, blackberries - some caramel and cooked malts - oak, with a lot of wood - nicely balanced overall

M: Medium body, smooth with some nice acidity, finishes with some nice funk

O: 2010 was 15 years ago :(

This is quite nice. It's not the best thing I've had from Rodenbach, but it's pretty close. Some nice funk, vinegar, and berry notes, without any component dominating. A nice sipper overall.

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

Photo of antott0523
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight up apple cider vinegar with moderately tart berry notes. This is sweeter than the 2011 barrell 95. It's a very nice ale, but does not have as much sourness as I was hoping. It's probably slightly unbalanced toward the sweeter side. This actually reminds me a lot of magners, but it's more complex with a moderately dry finish with some oak coming through.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +7.2%

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2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.