Rodenbach Vintage is a unique unadulterated Flemish Red Brown beer that ages for 2 years in oak casks. Only the best casks qualify, after which I subject the beer to a strict tasting selection. Rodenbach Vintage has a uniquely balanced sour taste and a long fresh fruity finish. Honored with several gold awards.
It is a great beer that is made to age in the bottle for at least two years after bottling to become its incredibly rich bouquet, but is also ready and delicious to drink when we release it! It tastes like a kind of "fifty shades of sour". 😉
This edition is a beautiful iconic beer, more than ready to drink. A longer maturation in the bottle does not make this beer better, but perhaps even richer. Perfect to pair with duck liver, smoked eel, fatty foods and a variety of rich cheeses.
Rodenbach Vintage 2016 is a mildly sour beer. You will taste ripened green apple, cherry, wild honey, raisins and caramel. It is a more wine-like beer with a Madeira flavor and notes of balsamic vinegar, leather and tobacco. The beer has a very long finish.
- Rudi Ghequire, Brewmaster.