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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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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 14
Gots: 39 | 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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RBorsato

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

03-09-2014 18:43:14 | More by RBorsato
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

03-09-2014 17:27:11 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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krome

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

03-07-2014 01:40:40 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

03-07-2014 01:38:37 | More by jgunther71
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-20-2014 23:53:18 | More by jacewg
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pknyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-18-2014 20:05:34 | More by pknyc
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Danimal25

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-17-2014 02:00:17 | More by Danimal25
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-10-2014 02:35:44 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-28-2014 04:00:58 | More by ThreeFishes
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

01-27-2014 04:02:08 | More by rudabegga9
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-23-2014 00:04:36 | More by kristougher
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-22-2014 03:38:44 | More by kvgomps
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-21-2014 20:31:03 | More by hellhammermario
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2010 vintage, best before 2015. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, raspberry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, red wine vinegar, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, light vanilla, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of oak barrel and fruity/acidic yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of sour cherry, raspberry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, red wine vinegar, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, light vanilla, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, musty funk, light vanilla, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/acidic yeast and oak barrel flavors; with a fantastic balance of malt/acidity and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Flanders red ale. All around awesome complexity and balance of oak barrel and fruity/acidic yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:37:04 | More by superspak
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samEBC

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

12-31-2013 21:21:26 | More by samEBC
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-29-2013 03:32:05 | More by TimHitchings
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KimenTshom

California

5/5  rDev +16%

12-20-2013 05:26:33 | More by KimenTshom
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-11-2013 05:03:31 | More by Kahlerbock
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Beezee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-08-2013 02:21:56 | More by Beezee
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

12-03-2013 04:36:15 | More by deschutes_fan
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slainte35

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

11-25-2013 21:32:22 | More by slainte35
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2010 year. This one pours dark amber with creamy head on top that goes away quickly. Smells of sour vinegar with cherries and fig. Flavor is puckering sour cherry and very pleasant with a nice dry finish and lots of puckering vinegaryness sizzling on my palate. This one has the most sour flavor I have ever experienced. Wow. Medium light brew. Easy drinking. Nice change up, and I'll have to find more of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 20:47:12 | More by BMMillsy
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-16-2013 20:21:10 | More by pourmeadrink
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured into a flute glass, the beer was a brownish red color with a fine bubbles highlighting the carbonation.

Smell- Most Flanders Red Ales have a certain nose, and this one fits the profile. There was a vinegary cherry aroma, but the cherry definitely stood out a little more in this one.

Taste - Wow. The initial is highlighted by a sharp sour cherry that would certainly pucker the lips of the most ardent sour lover. After the initial, other notes include woody oak, a hint of vanilla, and a modest note of the acidity of vinegar. Sour cherry fades to dry oak in the finish.

Mouthfeel - I would hesitate to call this ale thick, but it clings to the sides of the cheeks and roof of the mouth. This doe snot overlook the fact that the tongue suffers a continual assault of sourness.

Overall - This is the most aggressive and arguably the best Flanders Red Ale I have ever had. Some people taste vinegar or Worchester sauce in a Flanders. I challenge them to taste that in this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 15:26:43 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:58:29 | More by Alieniloquium
2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.