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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
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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 15
Gots: 48 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -3.9%
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 +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of antott0523
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Jmitchell3
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of rodzm14
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of TomVerhofstede
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of GRUUMSH
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Leag0002
4.32/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rden4654
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Wiseaxe
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of whitenads
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of alexsergio
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of poorbuthappy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Rukasu
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of JonnyRebel
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml Corked and Caged.

I've seen this brew forever, never pulled the trigger. Now I'm pissed on why I didn't pull the trigger sooner. Let's get on with the brew! This is damn near perfection in appearance. Nice dark amber on the red side. Nice crown of white tight bubbly head. The aroma is just as intense. First hits the nostrils of acidic tartness that fades into sweet toffee. Dark fruits and vinegar play in the background with a musky grains and subtle chocolate. There's a lot going on in this here aroma! The flavor hits first with some tart cherries that have been coated with brown sugar. The sweetness melds with the vinegar evenly. Some toffee is in the background with toasted nuts. This finishes sweet and dry with mild tartness. The aftertaste is balanced yet complex. The mouthfeel on this beer is just as outstanding as the flavor. Medium-light body with playful carbonation.

Overall: This brew is my introduction to the Flanders Red Ale style. It won't be my last. The flavors on this are well orchestrated for its 7%ABV. No palate fatigue just pure enjoyment. It's not overly vinaigrette nor is it too tart. It's balanced to the max. This brew is Recommended.

Photo of Lare453
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Looks great with a reddish brown hue, good clarity and a small white head. Nice aroma with oak and dried cherries. Lots of fruit flavor with both sweet and sour cherries. Good complexity and balance. Excellent beer!

Photo of Highbury09
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.