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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

172 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 14
Gots: 41 | 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: metter98 on 11-22-2012)
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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Bubbles, Dec 08, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a glowing brown body with a garnet base and a boiling beige head that fades to a thin ring over time and lots of tiny strands of microbubbles supporting it.

S- The sharp brightness of vinegar with notes of tart cherries to follow have a slight wet wood hint to them as the beer opens up.

T- The sharp tartness of young balsamic vinegar has an acrid cherry note in the finish and a sweetness that lingers and grows stronger as the beer opens. It coats the throat after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and no real astringency. The texture does get thicker in the finish as the beer warms.

O- The big sour is followed by a big sweetness in the finish with not a lot of depth or character. The sweetness just gets to big and coats the throat. I needed a water chaser after this one.

rhoadsrage, Dec 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

TheLevi4000, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Beezee, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

MADPolo, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

pourmeadrink, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

jheezee, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

aztraz, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Reddish brown body with a nice cream-colored head. Lasts longer than I expected. Thick collar.

Smell - Deep caramel with some acidity. Vanilla and a very strong oak nose. A bit of cherry and some mustiness.

Taste - Sweet caramel malt is strong. Vanilla from the oak blends in. The sourness builds up but never fully overwhelms the sugars. Oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe kinda heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Checked out my review of the 2009 and I appear to be enjoying this one more. I'm still not sure how different it is from other versions, but I was pleased with this bottle.

Alieniloquium, Sep 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Highbury09, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

bouncepass, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

epmonster, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

trevorpost, Apr 15, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddy brown with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows funky brett, acidic balsamic notes, oak, raspberries. Enticing.
Flavours are a mix of sweet and acidic. Tart berries, sweet malt and some confectionery notes. Addictive.
Spritzy carbonation works well.

CrazyDavros, Mar 22, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reddish ruby glow when backlit, brownish when under normal lighting. Thin layer of foam on the surface, ebbs away to a ring at the edges. Glassy surface.

Musty cork aroma, moldy wet stone. Some sour berry as well, with a hint of acidity.
As it warms, there's a little bit of wood but not much.

Acidic stonefruit, cherry, tobacco, dry tannic finish. Surprisingly sweet apple butter upfront, wonder where that comes from, maybe blended with young beer or sweetener? A bit of cherry juice and moldy wood. Tart and acidic, verging on sour, medium bodied with some light carbonation.

Restraint seems to be the name of the game of this series, after trying 3 vintages over the years. Doesn't stray much from Grand Cru territory, save yourself a few bucks and pick that up instead. If only Rodenbach would bottle Vin de Cereale, Foederbier, or Alexander again. If only... maybe this is the extent of their abilities these days.

emerge077, Dec 22, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours amber-brown with a little haze and a finger of khaki head that doesn't last long turning in to a thick collar.

Smell. Nicely sweet caramel malts, red wine vinegar and funky old barrel wood and a bit of sweet citrus fruit.

Taste. Sour citrus, cherry and a little mixed berry, red wine vinegar and dank old wood, some nice light funk and a bit of caramel and possibly chocolate.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium fine carbonation.

Overall. A great example of the style. Not as sweet as many and that's a good thing.

Rutager, Mar 29, 2013
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2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.