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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: 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
375mL shared at Woodshop 7. Pours flat, clear deep orange. Nose is major sugar cube, cantaloupe, apple juice box, acetic acid/vinegar blended with huge sugar. Taste is spicy acetic, sugary, oily, big toffee presence. Spicy acetic finish. Some mild tartaric acid/sweet tarts. Feels very sweetened throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3075) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
I acquired this bottle in a trade with ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! I shared it with drabmuh last Sunday. 2004 vintage Upon the removal of the paper, I was surprised to find a green bottle. The beer is very clear and has almost no head left at all. What is there fades almost immediately, leaving no lacing. What more could you expect from a 10% Flanders ale over six years old? The flavor seems to have held up fine. There is a very sour, funky , wild yeast aroma. The aroma is really quite amazing, actually. The beer tastes extremely tart, with a vinegar note evident in the finish. Overall, a really interesting beer and a very enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle @ Delirium Brussels. Fairly clear, burnt orange appearance with a tiny head that dissipates quickly. Musty, vinegar, mild cherry, tart, woody aroma. Richly woody, balsamic vinegar, cherry, light vanilla, quite sour, somewhat oxidized flavor. This is a 2004 vintage and I think it has peaked already.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Thanks to Mirko for sharing this bottle! Pours transparent copper with no head, only a few air bubbles from the pour. Nose is ripe fruit, boozy, leather and barnyard aromas. Taste is sweet but bitter still makes a small appearance toward the end to contend with the sour for a well balanced aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Lively. Body is heavy and has a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4310) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with a trace of head around the edges. Aroma is sour fruit, pears, caramel and cereal malt, grassy notes, and honey. Flavor is sweet malt initially followed by strong sour fruit esters that slowly taper off to a smooth, dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10842) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2004 Bottle received via trade with Alen. Pours mostly clear with essentially no head, just a few tiny bubbles sitting on top. Aroma is acetic acid, light date notes, cellar, and straw malt. Some alcohol notes permeate late with stale hops and cork notes. Flavor is acetic fruit (pears, grapes, apricot) and a substantial malt body, lightly sweet with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
2004 375ml bottle shared by phaleslu at dark lord day. thanks peter! excited to try this. tried back to back with rodenbach vintage. this had a lighter body, faded cherries, some pleasant red wine grapeskin, and old wet oak. dry. neat beer. held up pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
375 ml bottle from GCurlow- thanks again, Grant! 2004 vintage, the only year it was made. Paper-wrapped bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a small off-white head. Notes of sour berries and grapes, oak, caramel, and mild vinegar and lactic notes. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sour, funky mouthfeel. Has held up well for 8 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7258) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2012
bottled, thanks to jacob for leaving this in pilsen, opened in 2010. wooden floorboards colour with no head; aroma of cherry wine vinegar and marzipan; tart and invigorating with a spritzy mouthfeel. delicous

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5914) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke, March 2012. Vintage 2004. Clear dark golden with a small head. Nice sour aroma with sweet malt, vinegar, wood and some marzipan. The taste was good and quite sweet and sour. Soft carbonation and with a medium mouth feel.

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