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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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 15
Gots: 46 | 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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Reviews by ccrida:
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4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Rodenbach 2010 is ruddy brown with a small, light sand head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is bright and sweet, candied cherries and lemon, red wine vinegar.

Taste is also on the bright sweet side, very nice maltiness cut by the drying acids. A great balance of the tart lacto and the vinergary acetic. That hallmark Rodenbach sweet tart, this one more sweet than tart, but so nicely done, a great aftertaste of slightly soured candy.

Mouthfeel is crisp, a touch fuller than light, with some well rounded spritz.

Drinkability is great. Almost full, in the best way to provide flavor depth but not weight down.

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of wo87810
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of valkyre65
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of slainte35
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of rhoadsrage
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.

Photo of TheLevi4000
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Beezee
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MADPolo
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pourmeadrink
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jheezee
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

Photo of beerhan
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Highbury09
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bouncepass
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Steve_Oldrati
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sunofneurot
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of antott0523
4.34/5  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.

Photo of epmonster
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
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.

Photo of emerge077
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.

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2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.