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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

HuntDaddy540, Friday at 12:58 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

poorbuthappy, Oct 12, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Rukasu, Oct 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

JonnyRebel, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BeersAndBears, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Lare453, Sep 21, 2014
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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!

GJ40, Sep 20, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

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

WillCarrera, Sep 14, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +5.3%

Kevinpitts, Sep 14, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

jheezee, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ystazi, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

wembly13, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

From a bottle, pours a light brown, bright red hues. The head is thin, but laces the glass and hangs around.

the nose is all funk, sour, bright fruit and vinegar. It reminds me a little of sweet & sour sauce. The flavor is a great balance of fruitiness and tart. Lots of berries, a little vinegar. The oak is faded and I wonder how present it was fresh. The aftertaste is good, tart raisins.

Overall, this is still really nice after a few years.

nmann08, Aug 25, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Rusty brown colour with 2 fingers of creamy beige head, lots of fine bubbled carbonation visible even though its semi-opaque.

S: Vinegar, its like a balsamic meets malt vinegar with an aromatic floral quality like blossoming poppies. The oak notes come in the background and are subtle and subdued at first.

T: An amazing balance of sweet and sour. Petrus’ version is quite sweet, La Folie and Monk’s versions quite sour, but this is an amazing balance for a Belgian sour beer. Foamy and light qualities make it amazingly drinkable. The oak is definitely there and does not take over. Its as a background accent making this beer taste amazing.

M: Light and foamy feel, with a light acidic body and highly foamy carbonation giving it a powdery and acidic feel simultaneously.

O: Excellent. This was only brewed once and had a high price tag accordingly, but I sure hope to find some similar brews again in the future.

patre_tim, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jrenihan, Jul 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

delgotit99, Jun 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

devilmakesthree, Jun 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

WarrenGofstein, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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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.