2008 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 96) | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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2008 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 96)2008 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 96)
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)

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Added by jamie2dope on 10-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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152
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark orange-brown colour, almost no head

S: loads of tart, the oak comes through, hints of sour cherries.

T: pretty much the same as the smell, just a little bit more outspoken and that is a good thing. In the end there is some sweetness that shouldn't be there.

M: medium body (rare for this style of beer), high carbonation, some alcohol

O: excellent example of this style, great taste, great body, if there is one thing I like less about this style of beer, it is that it tends to be too thin, this overcomes that. Not bad for a five year old beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml split and poured into a snifter. Best by 09/08/13 per bottle.

A: Pours a hazy light ruby brown with a minimal white head that quickly fleets to the edges of the glass. Some specs of lacing. Not much visible carbonation.

S: Oaky and sweet fruits hit right off the bat. Cherry and strawberry come to mind. Reminiscent of a sour candy there is a good deal of tart sharpness.

T: Very smooth, rich and complex flavor. Blended very nicely it has the characteristic flanders red flavor with a bit more sweetness and oak. Sour is there but wont overpower the taste. More oak flavor than the standard Rodenbach, Cherry comes through the most fruit wise.

M: Low carbonation, medium body with a clean finish. Makes you pucker up a bit but doesn't leave the tongue too dry.

Overall a very smooth and delicious beer. Astonishingly more developed the regular Rodenbach. If you are fortunate to still find a bottle give this one a go. Oak is the standout in this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been hanging onto this for a couple years. Down she goes....

Pours a murky brown with a nice beige head that stays strong throughout. Light lacing. Crazy clear bottom too!! No sludge.

The aroma is nicely oaky with light vinegar in the background. Raspberries. Strawberries. And the ever popular funk. Really nice smell on this.

The taste is slightly tart. Kinda like a first bite on an almost ripe raspberry. Frutier than I expected but VERY refreshing with a nice acidic blend that shows itself but does not overpower the beer. Comes alive on the tongue with each sip. It says on the bottle there is a sweet/sour balance and that is right on track. Amazingly smooth and drinkable. Long aftertaste that salivates my buds for more.

Bubbly with a dry finish.

Honestly I don't think Rodenbach can make a bad beer. This could satisfy a hardcore Flanders fan and also be a perfect brew for newcomers to the style. Again, not hugly funky or sour and not overly sweet. Perfectly blended. They hit this one outta the park. Fantastic stuff.

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2008 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 96) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.31 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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