2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95)2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95)
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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95)2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by samEBC on 10-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by WTKeene:
Photo of WTKeene
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Corked and Caged bottle into a Prairie Teku glass. How on earth am I the first person to ever review this?

Appearance: Dark brown crimson, with a small beige head that doesn't last too long but leaves a crown around the edge of the glass. No noticeable lacing. Very pretty sour beer though.

Smell: Strong fruity vinegar, perhaps a hint of balsamic. A light vinous character. This isn't my favorite style of sour smell, but definitely a strong example of the style.

Taste: Thats actually really good. Very dry and vinous, like a fine red wine. Definitely very tart, but not overwhelming or mouth puckering. While the smell suggested vinegar, the tart flavor is more of a fruit-forward style. I get notes of sour cherry. A faint bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: On the moderate to light side of the carbonation spectrum. Not particularly thin, this one stick around a bit.

Overall: Honestly, better than I expected. I figured after smelling this that the beer would be overpoweringly sour in a "I'm drinking red-wine vinegar straight" kind of way. Not at all what I'm getting. Sour fans should seek this one out, although based on the number of reviews this one isn't easy to find.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from memory, I think I sampled this about a year ago. Tart, cherries, grapes, vinegar. Dry mouthfeel with a very sour aftertaste. Very refreshing.

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Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of innominat
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ChaseBacon
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chickenm
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of dsauter
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shane_Gr
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very similar to the beer at Toronado. Even after a weekend full of sours, this was a good one.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Possibly clouded auburn colored beer. Head is a good sized pile of kahki colored tight foam which fades to a sheet and a ring. Sweet and tart cherries, light wood musk, interesting, unique floral, strawberries and cream, and a variety of other subtle aroma nuances. Taste is loaded with tart, acidic cherries, smooth woodiness, all sorts of fermented fruits, packed into a light fluid body. Carbonation is softly blended throughout. Pitted fruits and berries, all soaked in cherry juice and tangy. Mouthfeel is fantastically smooth.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of seanthornton152
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of BamfBacon
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into pint glass

A: almost no head whatsoever dirty brown red hue with a slightly hazy body.

S: wine grapes, vinegar, oak, apples, maybe a little cherry

T: nice wine taste grapes, cherries, maybe very light vinegar slight apple lots of oak barrel a little bit of a musty taste

M: very soft, carbonation is almost non existent almost no bitterness makes it seem like drinking a wine

O: This beer has such a nice flavor. Its got a nice wine oak flavor the soft carbonation I am not as crazy about, but otherwise it is a great beer.

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Photo of Roguer
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Minimal head production and similarly short life. Brew is a lovely dark brown, clear and garnet at the edges.

Nose is redolent, carrying thick oak notes, tannins, flowers, wine, vinegar, brown sugar, and prunes. Very light funk, hinting at hay, dirt, and mushrooms.

Flavor is both sour and earthy, leaning toward the tartness of unripe fruit rather than the sharpness of pure vinegar. Rich tannins and oak; raisins and prunes; plump red grapes; dark wheat grains, sweetened with a hint of brown sugar and pineapple juice. Wonderfully complex and rich, yet somehow light and delicate; an absolute delight.

Not quite puckering in its sourness, although it comes close. Smooth and oily feel.

I've never had a Rodenbach aged on oak I didn't find fantastic, and this vintage is no exception. Complex, rich, and with an impressive depth of character, enjoying this brew is a rewarding experience.

2011 vintage enjoyed in 2017.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2011 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 95) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 263 ratings