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First taste of Rodenbach. It's past best by date. Is it bad?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by lookrider, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. lookrider

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    Hi all. I've been wanting to try a Flanders Red and tonight I just picked up a sixer of Rodenbach. As I was about to pour the first one, I noticed that the Best before date was 10/6/2010 or over 2 years ago! Does this beer age well? I know it's supposed to be a sour but I get a vingar smell and taste. Is that the way they taste or is it too old? Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Danny1217

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    Does it have a good sour taste or a bad sour taste? I've seen people describe a vinegar taste in sour beers before, so it's hard to say. Rodenbach usually isn't too sour smelling though
     
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    I had a 1960's rodenbach that tasted great, FYI.

    It does have a vinegary smell and taste.
     
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    That is my experience with the beer as well, quite vinegarey. I'm not much of a fan of this one.
     
  5. lookrider

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    Thanks guys. I think I'll suck down another and see how much it grows on me
     
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    A lot of traditional flanders reds and oud bruins aren't really sour at all- the sour is pretty much vinegar. Duchesse De Bourgogne is another one like this (at least to my palate). Rodenbach was a vinegary experience for me as well.
     
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    It's supposed to be sour. That could be vinegar-like to some people. It's fine.
     
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