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2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230) | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230)2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230)
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4.34/5
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156 Ratings
2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230)2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Belgium
rodenbach.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ShadesOfGray on 12-31-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
156
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to AndresR for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with malt, dark fruit, vinegar, and oak aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit and oak flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that seems to be showing some age but is still tasty and interesting.

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750ml into a snifter.

A. Murky red clay color with a small off-white head.

S. Lightly vinegary acetic acid, raspberry, floral, caramel, cidery.

T. Very light acidity, a bit musty, apple and plum, vanilla, toffee.

M. Light-bodied with zingy carbonation.

O. This was a huge surprise for me, as I expected it to be exceedingly acidic like bottles of Grand Cru can be, but the acidity was more on par with Rodenbach Classic - pretty mild. Having said that, the beer is complex and tasty.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Shared with a friend, and poured into two tulip glasses. Reddish color with a fair head retention. Smells deliciously sour, with many fruit notes. Tastes very fruity, with cranberries, pears, and apples alternating presence. The oak barrels takes away some of the sourness, and the age hides the bite making this an extremely smooth beer that drinks like juice. Absolutely loved this beer and will buy the remaining 2 bottles at my local store.

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2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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