Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rodenbach 2010 Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144)

For the December shipment of the Michael Jackson Rare Beer of the Month Club, I received a bottle of Rodenbach 2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 144) The beer pours a red-tinted brown color with a thin bubbly white colored head. The aroma consists of cherry, vinegar, tartness, sugar, pie crust, and oak. The taste has a nice pucker to it with a strong cherry and vinegar flavor to it on the front end before sugar and pie crust arrive on the finish. An oak dryness lingers after all the other flavors arrive. The alcohol content is 7.0% ABV. This was an absolutely spectacular beer and was even better than the typical Rodenbach Grand Cru. The age and oak added an entirely different dimension to this beer and made it more than enjoyable.


  1. I've a bottle of this tucked away, may leave it a while to see how it develops, what do you think?

  2. I also put one away. I'd say there's a good chance that it'll benefit from it.