This exclusive, limited edition RODENBACH Vintage 2013 has two years matured in cask Nr. 149. The 59 year old cask was carefully selected by the Brewmaster, Rudi Ghequire, as the primus of the year.
Rodenbach Vintage is 100% matured old beer, resulting in superior Rodenbach Grand Cru. Its taste is complex, round, intense and refreshing. Typically, the apple tart fruitiness combined with caramel, wild honey and oak with a hint of vanilla, cherry and licorice. Its aroma has hints of caramel and oak, as well as notes of green apples mixed with honey and chocolate. The soft sour, fruity aftertaste is long and nicely balanced like a grand cru wine.
Rodenbach Vintage 2013
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge 7°
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The brewer allow the beer to macerate with fresh cherries, raspberries and cranberries. After this maceration in oak, the beer re-ferments in the bottle. The result is RODENBACH Caractère Rouge, an exceptional RODENBACH with fruit maceration and a 7% alcohol volume. The brew is more than unique and extremely exclusive, as only 900 75-cl bottles were produced. Geunes serves this wilful beer as part of his other unique range of beer varieties in his restaurant, ’t Zilte, at the Antwerp MAS museum. Pours gorgeously deep pink-red, juicy nose of raspberry and cranberry more than cherry. Taste like aroma with a sweet-sour balance that is out of this world! Medium body and carbonation. Words cannot describe how good this really is.Very, very good !!
Grimbergen Rouge 6°
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Grimbergen Rouge combines the flavors of sweet strawberry, cranberry and elderberry with the spicy notes of an authentic abbey beer. Its ruby color and creamy pinky foam renew the traditional abbey beer. Pours a dark red colour with a thin head, The aroma has notes of raspberries, malt, and wheat. The flavor is sweet with notes of rasberries, malt, hay, and a bit of wheat. Goes into a mild fruity sweetish finish with lots of berries. Very refreshing!
Bockor Cuvée des Jacobins – 5.5°
The beer Cuvée des Jacobins is unblended old lambic, aged for at least 18 months in (French) oak barrels from the cognac region. These oak barrels are called ’Foeders’ in Dutch. It has a robust character but is beautiful and sophisticated with a full body and overtones of vanilla, dried cherry, stone fruit and cocoa. It is a complex, beautiful sour beer. Pours an intense ruby red, with a very small pink head which slowly fades, but leaves good lacing. Nose is sour cherry and balsamic vinegar. Taste follows the nose. A delightful sour lambic.