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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: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2004 Vintage, from a single "Foeder" (N° 135)(barrel), ripened for 3 years, uncoloured.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
375mL bottle. Pours an oily, orange-golden color; quickly headless, with thick legs that take forever to show. Impressively dense, honey-laden aroma: tons of mead-like honey and intense sweetness, mildly tart cherries; intense and generous and layered. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lightly carbonated; tart cherries, viscous intense honey, loads of fruit and floral and honey sweetness; such an odd beer; intensely dense and sweet and full of honey and apples and cherries; very tasty and unique. Medium finish: sour cherries, honey, and some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Weird, acetic acidic, apples - almost cidery! On top of the apple is grain of some kind, not wheat, not rice - strange. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2008 Courtesy of kmweaver. Clear amber body with no head. Big cider and vinegar nose with light cherry, pear, horseblanket and a grainy malt. Light to moderate sweetness, moderate sourness with cherry, light caramel, light cheese, hay and vinegar. Medium body is soft with light carbonation. Finish is long and sour. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Clear golden with no head. Sour and vinious aroma with grapefruit, brett, balsamico and woody notes. Intense sour flavor with ripe fruits, wood, alcohol and sour apples. Not as sour as expected and a bit boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
375ml bottle from mes, thank you sooo much!!!, also shared with ethereal and tashi. Golden colour almost no head. Smelt of rice krispies and cereal in general. Tastes like Muesli galore! Very sour gorgeousness. the alcohol is so well hidden you would never guess this stuff is actually that strong. Mouthwatering, stunning, beautiful, wonderful moreish... i better stop before my girlfriend gets angry :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
37,5 cl. Thanks to Mikkel(ler). Golden clear colour with a very weak head. Great aroma of oak and very wine-like, also hints of nuts. Flavour of sourness and diacetyl, but in a very complex and nice way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5159) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. A strawgold pour clean almost no head. Very clean apple, pear, aroma with hints of spice. Very appley fruitiness with hints of abv that is masked well very sour in an all good way. Full even mouthfeel and good carbonation. A very fine sour that hides the 10% very well. thanks Eric

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10618) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. DArk yellow colour. Powerfull earthy acetic nice aroma. Strong bitter and very acetic flavor. Long complex finish. Creamy palate. Good but still devides the waters.....

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Impossible to rate conventional because its depending of context, food, society, landscape...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Clear yellow color with small head. Its a sour ale... very vinegar but rather plesant with the right food...

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