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)
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 metter98 on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
211
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
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11
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51
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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the really old bottle, it pours a ruby mahogany color with a really small head, soon diminishing to small ring. No lacing. Tart in the nose and mouth. Definite sour cherry there. It ages well!

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Photo of sweemzander
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fitze
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHDoyle
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Description: Ruby, amber color that pours super smooth with just a quick flash of head. No lacing. Almost has the appearance of juice or some other non-carbonated beverage. The tartness comes through immediately on the nose with strong fruit (grape) hints and some other dark fruit notes. Oak and a kind of earthy undertone are also apparent. Taste follows the nose and the initial sip has an overwhelmingly tart punch although your taste buds kind of settle into it after that. It reminds a little of grape soda, or sweet tarts, but not in a nasty, cloying way. The body is light to medium with a refreshing feel.

Suggested food pairing: Bleu cheese

If you like this beer then you should also try: Skin Froot

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) I'd certainly put this beer in the "different" category but in a good way; it was a pleasant surprise/change of pace. I'm not terribly familiar with the style and it's not something I would drink every day but it makes for a good sipping beer.

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Photo of dag1991
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Griphon
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of -Royce-
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of LauraGG
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Supergenious
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greasy
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwilbur
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip. Bottom stamped with best by 22-08-15.
A: Pours a darker brownish red hue with 1 inch bubbly light tan head that quickly recedes.
S: Tart cherries and raspberries with a good amount of oaky wood. Hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Aroma is still going strong.
T: Wow! This one has done well over time. Semisweet cherries (sour but with some sweetness too), fresh raspberries, oaky tannins, and more spice here than in aroma with cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. You can tell this one has settled/mellowed with age, but boy does it still have a lot left to offer.
M: Light-medium body. Sweet, tart, and with oak tannins. Moderately dry throughout. Refreshing and yet subdued.
D: Pulled this one out of the cellar on a whim and, man, am I glad I did. I was apprehensive, but this turned out stupendous. Not sure I would hold this one much longer (I agree with the best by date).

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Photo of Dave1999
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thin white head.

The smell is dark fruits, acidic citrus and oak.

The taste is apple cider vinegar, dark fruit, apples, black currants,raspberries, acidic lime, orange.

The mouthfeel is light,smooth,with light carbonation.

A very tasty, complex, easy drinking sour. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Morey
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SomethingClever
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml Corked and caged poured into nonic pint glass 2010 vintage

A: very reddish dark brown with excellent clarity almost no carbonation whatsoever

S: Green apple with vinegar and lots of oak barrel a little bit of honey

T: sharp vinegar with soft sweetness and dominant oak barrel with just a moth finish and slightly dry

M: perfect softness with a velvety smoothness with just a light bitterness

O: This beer is stellar but with age it's just dynamite it's got killer oak barrel depth and such a smoothness to it. The enjoyable sourness can sit and you can chew it.

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Photo of macesq
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz/750ml corked and caged bottle purchased at Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits, Medford, MA
Best before: 22/08/15
Served in a tulip

The slightly hazed, ruddy crimson-mahogany body was topped by a one-finger tall, frothy and bubbly, light beige crown. Small, drippy streaks of lacing trickled down the glass. The head faded to thin, lasting collar. As the beer warmed, the chill haze eased up and the liquid turned nearly clear.

The aroma was interesting but more subtle than I anticipated. Aged balsamic was quite noticeable. Some red wine vinegar as well. Touch of brown sugar sweetness. Nice sweet-tart combo. There was a mild, crisp and dry yeasty quality. Subtle metallic notes were also detectible.

Sour cherries came through strong in the flavor, along with intense reduced balsamic notes. Good dose of lactic-like sourness. Super vinous. This reminded me a lot of an oaky and dry red wine. Rich malty notes appeared on the front end. Touch of brown sugar. Some tart strawberry came through as well. Slightly musty in the center. The beer finished with notes of lemon, green apple and a dry, tannic oakiness. Really balanced and immensely quaffable.

The liquid was medium bodied and contained a subtle yet spritzy effervescence. Creamy, smooth and slick on the palate.

This 2010 vintage of Rodenbach was actually quite similar to newer vintages, but perhaps more subtle in the nose and more acidic in the flavor profile. As always, this is a fantastic annual release that represents the best of its style.

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Photo of Sparty55
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.3 out of 5 based on 211 ratings.
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