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Rodenbach Vin de Céréale

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
2004 Vintage, from a single "Foeder" (N° 135)(barrel), ripened for 3 years, uncoloured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Clear light brown with pretty much no head. Aroma is acetic, red fruits. Medium bodied, sour on the palate with a slightly harsh acetic finish. Taste is red wine vinegar, red fruits, honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (17447) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Huge thanks to Ian for this oldie! Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. The nose is all vinegar. Lightly sweet, sharply acetic, with strong vinegar character, vague fruity notes. Light bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Finishes with more sharp acetic bite. A bit harsh overall. This one is most likely over the hill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (8026) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to Ian for this one. Clear dull orange golden coloured pour with a halo of small white head. Aroma is sour funk, citrus, , Flavour is composed of light funk, tangy, stale, onion, pithy lemon. Palate is sweet and tangy, lowish carbonation. A bit stale and flabby. Wasn’t a huge fan of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle share at Ken’s 20K. Many thanks to Ian for bringing this one! As ’Rodenbach Vin de Céréale’. Paper covered 2004 vintage, 10%, #016044. Dark orange with no head. Aroma is varnish, glue, vinegar, apple. Body is rounded, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is quite harsh, acidic, glue, apple, varnish, booze. Quite rough really. Lacking balance. I struggled with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (2888) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Clear rose with no head. Aroma is tart, medium body, low carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is tart and cherries. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3200) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. poured a really clear chesnut cognac colour with some fussy bubbles on top. aroma of vineous porto notes, fainted red fruits, graham crackers, and dry cereal. taste is old fainted red fruits, old musty vinegar, old scaramel malts / barley, faint sour notes. this one is def. over it’s peak. and i was not a fan of it. mouthfeel is pretty full bodied do.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. Pours clear orange brown with a tiny ring tan head. Aroma is vinous with oak, mold, tart old fruits, cereal and vinegar. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kepano (253) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 23, 2015
[2004 vintage] Beautiful clear coppery amber color with a slightly bubbly head. Not a stray trail of fizz in the glass. The aroma is pungent and fills the room as the cork pops lethargically out of the bottle. A rich nectar, like dark honey with a deep sourness provides the primary aroma. Undertones of rye bread, apricot and cherries are also notable. Upon hitting the tongue, you first notice the flat oily texture of the beer. This hasn’t changed since the beer was first released. Almost no fizz to speak of but an unctuous, honey-like consistency. Very complex flavor that interweaves leathery earth tones with strong oakiness and a fruity finish of red apples and tart raspberries. The interplay of sweet and sour allows it to overcome the 10% ABV which seems almost unnoticeable. Has improved with age and pairs perfectly with goat cheese.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (5247) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
375 ml bottle, vintage 2004, during Brussels vacation. Brownish amber with no head. Aroma is vinous, lots of barrel notes, wood, red wine, light nail polish, grapes. Taste is nicely balanced, sour, vinegar, wood, barrell, grapes with a long beautiful finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mortlach (1792) - Rome, ITALY - APR 6, 2015
375ml bottle, Vintage 2004, shared by ippopotamo36 @Buskers (Rome). Thank you very much Alberto for sharing this gem! Pours light pink-ruby color with a light foam that rapidly disappears. Aroma is powerful and brutal, cherry, wine, sour notes and lot of vinegar. Flavour is very sour with vinegar, barley, cherry, alcohol and some Porto notes in the end. Full body, low carbonation. Astonishing!

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