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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: 355   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
Going from a winy sour and vinigar-like start to to a fruity and sweet body. The appearence is completly clear and the golden colour and the bubbles is similar to cider or a rosé-wine with no head at all. A heavy finish wtith notes of nuts and buttery fudge. You can´t tell that it holds 10 % alcohol. The bottle appeares in a very cool design.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle (37 cl) at a Göteborg RB tasting. Clear amber, low head. Strong vinegar aroma, with some wooden notes. Sour in a weird way. A disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12187) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
Light amber colour with no head. It has that unique fruity, funky, fresh Rodenbach aroma, with a little caramel and malt. Tart, yet rather sweet. Fruity like a chardonnay. Has a powerful fel to it, yet doesn’t show the 10% alcohol. Finishes sour and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Multiple bottles shared at the Cleveland tasting. Really was looking forward to this beer...but ended up finding a sour ale that was more reminiscent of a white wine. Poured a pretty boring clear golden yellow with not much carbonation. Had a nice bit of sourness with some oak and tart fruitness in the flavor profile. Very very dry and clean finish much more towards the end of the brew. This beer definetely blurs the line between beer and wine. A very interesting brew that I enjoyed...but I just want my rodenbach alexander back!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
375ml bottle, courtesy of Mes, shared with renffisch and tashi as well. Golden amber appearance. Amazing cereal aroma - like rice krispies but somehow great. Muesli meets a sour ale and somehow, it works! Great weight, alcohol so well hidden. Well worth getting hold of, if you possibly can. by the way, I think it’s barrel No. 132 actually :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9257) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
(375 ml bottle) ON March 14, 2008. Bottel no. 09274. Clear pale copper color, small white head. Acidic, vinous, wood scent. Acidic to sour taste, vinous, wood, lemon. Mouth puckering sour mouthfeel, low bitterness. Tart almost like a lambic, but not quite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15794) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Reddish/orange/amber color, no head. Vinegar aroma, cork, woody, sourish, fruity, woody notes. Fklavor first brings vinegar and rather sour notes, then turns alittle moer fruity. Sour finish with some fruits and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2045) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle: Thanx to Niclas: Clear red colour, with a flat head. Aroma of citrus, big sournes,some maltynes in the end. Flavor was almost the same here, has the sournes and the maltynes, and has a medium body and a dry fruity fnish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008
2008-03-03. Crisp headless amber body. Fruity notes are first impression, lightly funky sourness, cherry or peach pits, sweet caramel or brandy notes struggles and fails to make a showing. Aroma gets sweeter as it warms. (7+) Sour flavour is refreshingly lightly mouth puckering, muted malt undertones are gently over powered by the sour. Mild fruit accents fair slightly better, making brief but more frequent appearances. Alcohol is virtually invisible in the flavour. [Random insertion - Holy cow the trappist cheese croquettes are amazing!] Smooth average palate. (3+) Sourness is refreshing but conversely limits how much of this I would like to drink in a sitting. Quite interesting.
Bottle at Cambrinus, Brugge

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, deep golden with no head whatsoever. Intense, tart aroma yet with a cake-like sweetness - kinda like macaroon pie. Medium body, almost flat with tart and almost fruity accents, some wood and then these cake-like accents. Tart and astringent finish. A very complex and wonderful beer. 120308

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