Thursday, 7 April 2011

X55 - 2008 Rodenbach Limited Edition Oak Aged Ale (Belgium)

The label states that this is Barrel No 96. It has a complex, interesting nose with notes of rhubarbpie, sour/sweet cherrys, undergrowth and overripe strawberrys. Deep and fine. A lovely sweetness.
The taste is tight, ripe and pretty with a nice sweet and sour character. Notes of rhubarb, lemons and strawberrys. High acidity. Very good, although there is a some unbalance in the finish between the sweetness and the bitterness, they don´t really act together but rather beside each other. Other than that, a very good beer. But the Rodenbach Grand Cru - a whole different animal...tasting note soon to follow.

88p   (tasted from bottle - 2011/03)


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