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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: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
2004 Vintage, from a single "Foeder" (N° 135)(barrel), ripened for 3 years, uncoloured.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle that Duff bought in Waagstuk, Antwerp. Now I know that I will be going against the grain here and I do promise to lay down a bottle I have bought and will re-rate in a few years time, but at the moment, I just don’t get the hype about this beer. Clear orange amber colour with no head. Lambicky sour aroma. Bit of plastic. Actually no it’s petrol. OK in mouth, but the finish is too acidic for me. Granary bread soaked in red wine vinegar springs to mind in terms of flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle. Very low and quickly disappearing head. Clear cobber body. Vinegar grapefruity aroma and flavor with a sour and spicy edge. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle at Plan B - shared with Mette. Clear golden (a bit like applejuice) - no head. Grains, high grainy, sweetness, light winegummi, nice souness, vinous, corn, light light rubber, citric, brett, bikeglue, light vinegar. Complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2008
37,5cl bottle. Pours clear copper (into my rodenbach glass) with no head at all. Quite disappointing looks - but the aroma is overwhelmingly interesting. Very sweet, strong, complex/concentrated, vinous , woody & fruity - Wauw! Flavor has a sour & warm twist with an unmistakebly barrel/cask domination. Sticky & oily palate. Soft & low carbonation. So very complex & great! This is artwork!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3rd Annual Woodshop Tasting, 3/1/08. Thanks Chris! What an intrigue of a brew! Very chardonnay like with a poweful white grape influence, pear, wood notes in the background, and lightly sweet malts. Damn delicious and would love to re-visit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Tasted at 2008 Woodshop hosted by cquiroga. Malty, a hint of sour. Very little carbonation. Sweet. Light amber color. Very Rodenbachy with a great combination of sweet and sour. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle at Oude Arsenaal, Antwerp, Belgium, 02-03-08 Pours very clear but looks quite aged as indeed it is, the look and aroma make me think of an old much loved leather sofa, no head to this beer, there is also some sherry vinegar wafting through. Taste is surprisingly soft sourness, with woodiness and tartness showing along with some vanilla. The sherry vinegar on the nose also makes a guest appearance in the mouth but it’s fleeting and interesting. Absolutely amazed that this was 10%, I really liked this but once again with Rodenbach think I need to revisit it to truly appreciate what they have created here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
RB BE # 500: From bottle@Alvinne PreZBF2008 open house (crazy Alvinne Special sampler with Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva, Westvleteren 12, Vin de Cereal and Alvinne Oak Podge). Pours clear cobber and with no head. Dry woody and wineous brett nose. Sweet caramel and intense estery woody sour flavour. Distinct barrel notes to the woody flavour. Solid bite in the finish. Light woody lingering and wineous. Light spiced too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange coloured wityh a fast disappearing white head. Light acidic aroma of wood, wine and vanilla. Light acidic flavour of red wine and wood with notes of foie gras/liver/blood. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
One of the specials from Chris’s stash at the 3rd Annual Woodshop Tasting. Thanks for busting out this rarity! I’m really stoked I was able to get a sip of this. A very unique beer. White-yellow chardonnay appearance that pours silky and still. Very vinous nose with notes of apple cider, pear and some balsamic character. The flavor transitions here were mind-blowing. Starts with white grapes and sour apple that moves towards a pleasant whole grain finish with some barrel presence. As WeeHeavy notes, like a bowl of Cheerios. Elegant palate, with a mild lasting sourness. Hell yeah.

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