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

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

140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%


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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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip. It's a thin, brown liquid, and produces a fine white head of average retention, leaving little lacing.

I feel like I have an idea what it should smell like -- it's a Rodenbach, and the bottle says it's oak aged -- but I am unprepared for this. There is no noticeable oak, and no hint that this is going to be sour. What I smell instead evokes moldy fruit and rotting leaves. I sense some cherry and after a while, a hint of vinegar. If this were a wine, it would scream cork taint. Can that happen to a beer?

It tastes much like I was expecting it to smell. It's thin and fizzy and tart. There's a hint of cardboard in the back of my throat. But it's clean, and easy to drink. There's an interesting caramel note in the finish that seems contradictory -- this is not sweet, after all.

In the end, I feel bad reviewing this, because I suspect I got a bad bottle. If I get another, I will update my scores.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 06:47:37 | More by DaveAnderson
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2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.