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 beautifully iconic beer, at its peak to drink. A longer aging in the bottle may make this beer even better and richer, depending on your expectation. Perfect to pair with duck liver, smoked eel, fatty foods and a variety of rich cheeses.
Vintage 2017 has a mild and rich sourness. You taste ripened green apple, cherry, wild honey, raisins and a light taste of caramel. It is a more wine-like beer with notes of Madeira wine, balsamic vinegar, leather and tobacco. The beer has a very long finish.
- Rudi Ghequire, Brewmaster.