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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: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2008
From a 330mL Bottle. Transparent, golden apple cider colored pour with a thin head of wispy white. Acetic nose with hints of pear, apple skins, and a squeeze of lemon. A honey sweetness suggests the presence of some remaining malt sugars and blends together with some perfumey esters to create a gardeny honeysuckle bouquet. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Grainy, husky malt flavors up front on the palate, bringing to mind Cheerios, along with some elements of honey sweetness. Some moderate mead-like alcohol flavors mid-palate, but not overly offensive. Mild acetic sourness, along with some peark and light apple fruitiness. I like the acid and fruit, but the honey flavored sugars and husky graininess don’t do much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Objectively speaking: 2004 bottle (#904). A very different beer from what I expected. A flat, clear amber liquid that aims for controlled oxidation.
I like: Vinous. Not exagerated sourness. Cerealic indeed. The most fascinating feature is the deep woodiness. Smells like wood, simply. No wateriness and no oiliness despite being flat.
I dislike: Boy, is this lifeless? Very dull appearance. Corky oxidation. It really is an attempt at oxidation kept under control to emphasize the woodiness, but it did not grab me. Lambics seem to at least keep a certain freshness. Here it’s apple and butter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2011 Re-rate 5/1/11: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2004 bottle. Clear golden. Aroma of wood, malt, caramel, alcohol, Petit Beurre biscuits, cookies and fruits. Sourish-sweetish flavor with oak, malt, some caramel and cookies, some slightly sugary fruitiness and alcohol. Quite full-bodied, silky mouthfeel. Good and complex. 8/4/8/4/17=4.1

(2/28/08) Bottle sample at PreZBF@Alvinne in Heule. Clear orange-colored. Vinous acidic aroma with lots of wood and fruits and some malt and caramel. Wonderful and unique sour flavor with oak, sweetish Israeli Petit Beurre biscuits and some fruits. A dry acidic finish. Medium to full bodied. Quite amazing. 9/4/9/4/18=4.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
Bottled. Deep golden with virtually no head. Sourish, woody aroma with vinegar. Sourish flavour with fine sweetness; some cookies and vinegar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2008
from 37,5 cl bottle. (saterday 22 march @ beerfest WBF) Golden orange colour and almost no head. Grainy, cereal, woods aroma . Medium bodied. Tastes like woods, good sourness, alcohol is well hidden. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle shared by kmweaver. Clear apple cider copper body, little to no head. Apple cider and apple cider vinegar nose, perfumy and estery while also being quite clean. Prickly apple and perfume potpourri flavor up front, moderate acidity, some sour and prickly green apples, oak… acetic and strange, it’s good but not stellar, finishing with a mildly sour stale honey flavor. I understand what it is, but honestly I’m not so much into this derivation of a Flemish sour. Will try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Acetic aroma. Small, white head. Virtually none lacing. Clear, orange body. Heavy acedic initial flavor, with a long finish duration. Light to medium palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
EHSRanders (1860) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber colour with virtually no head. Sour acetic aroma and flavor. Ok palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 37,5cl bottle at De Kulminator: No real head, just a couple of bubbles above a very clear dark gold/bronze brew. Aroma is very vinous. Sour grape skin, with some horse sweat. Quite a simple sour but very well done. Definite oak must. Big red wine grape character. In the mouth it is a tart and sour dry puckering feeling. Big dry mead like characteristics. Dry fermented honey with some slight malt in the back? Big grape skin. Starfruit and green apple skin. Sour followed by sweet. Mouthwatering, but simple, finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12362) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2008
(bottle, thanks kmweaver) Crystal clear apple juice body with no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, apple, some syrup. Taste is medium sweet, sour green apple, light alcohol. Light-medium body, no carbonation.

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