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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


on tap


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RATINGS: 359   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (2115) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Taste at RBNG. Thanks, Dan! Pours light golden brown. Aroma is potent. Cereal, yogurt funk. Very smooth champagne like sour with tart cherry and a touch of earthiness. Very nice! I could drink a lot of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Thanks YouBrewIDrink(sp?)

A - Looks like Brandy or a Cognac. totally still.

S - The nose is so brandy /lightly touted cognac. Dessert wine notes as well. Nice Cherry pie and honey.

T - Very interesting. Huge grape and sauvignon taste with a very sharp acidic bite at the finish.

M - Totally flat, oily and silky

O - Obviously it has become past its prime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (2761) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 Hazy red/amber colour. Soft carbonation. Very complex "oud bruin". Tart aroma with notes of green apples and balsamic vinegar. Some sweetness also. Very well balanced. Another fanastic sour red/brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, lightly ruddy orange with a loose ring of head.. looked mostly flat (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). The aroma picked up rich darker fruit, cognac, and a kiss of agave nectar with toasted oak and warm alcohol accents.. very well balanced. The flavor found tart oak, vinegar, and spicy fruit skins on the tip of the tongue, with warmer fruity sugars and tart cherries behind.. finished with a lot more oak and cherry, with some follow-up belly warmth. Medium-bodied with very low carbonation on the palate.. moderate-plus sourness.. great balance.. this was excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Dark amber madeira colour, no head. Aroma of malts, sherry, ethyl acetate, cherry, cheese, raisins, red fruits and berries. Sour flavour, light sweet note, ethyl acetate, acetic acid. Full body, finish malts, sour, lactic acid, citrus and vinegar. Past it’s prime it feels, but still a nice beer.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ home. Bottle via 77ships, thanks Eugene!!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... (Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for this one) Poured golden brownish with little to no head. Nose had wood and lactic acid. Still quite hot with warming alcohol along with wood and tartness. Sour, over-riped apples came adding complexity and tartness. Finished with sour yeast, sweentess, and alcohol. Carbonation was mostly absent but that didn’t really hurt this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3785) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2013
I expected a lot trok it, top much I’m affraid. It’s good, but not brilliant, a bit flat actually. I prefer the Vintage.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
At Delirium cafe Brussels. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: little clouded dark blond little red beer, little to no head. NOSE: wood, sourness, some red fruits, vinous, Amazing! TASTE: flat, very sour, still very fruity, wood, complete complexity, amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1904) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Honestly, I don’t remember having this...but it’s in the notes section around 2009...which means I was probably right proper drunk. Being Rodenbach, aged, and sour, I’m sure it was fantastic!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2403) - USA - MAY 12, 2013
A noticeable brew for sure - strong sour, vinous flavor, with some grain taste as well - as advertised by the name. Thanks to whoever it was paid $40 for a small bottle of this and shared it at Brian’s birthday. Better them than me. This brew spotlighted my mixed feelings about top shelf sour ales. It calls itself a wine, and tastes an awful lot like wine, and is priced similar to a very good bottle of wine. So why not just have some wine instead? There are very good bottles out there for 1/4 of the cost. This is a beer, masquerading as a wine, and then charging you for its ability to escape categorization.

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