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Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2004 Vintage, from a single "Foeder" (N° 135)(barrel), ripened for 3 years, uncoloured.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle 375 ml foudre 132 No. 005172 Thanks to FatPhil. matured a few years in my cellar. color amber bright few bubbles. Very tasty simultaneously sweet malts and sour mellow vinegar dominating palate .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Vin de Cereale
Date: July 07, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear gold
Aroma: tart apple aroma, light mustyness, touch of wood
Flavor: big tart flavor with a balancing sweetness, nice fruity apple, dry crisp finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
In bottle, thanks Craig! Pours a dark golden colour with a lacy white head. Lovely aroma of balsamic vinegar, lemon, musty horse blanket and alcohol. Beautiful barley, balsamic vinegar and lemon flavours also. Mild carbonation. Superb!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2011
This is one of the best Rodenbach products available. Although pretty high in ABV I really like the immense complexity of this beer. This is a combination of whine, beer and whiskey. Tasting the oak barrels very good. You can drink this one at Aba-Jour in Ghent.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 2004 Vintage bottle shared@Kulminator: appearance is incredible, no head whatsoever but it does lace a little bit, absolutely clear down to the point it looks transparent red going to slight orange/amber colour, sour yes but it also wonderfully balanced by a certain sweetness, acidic, tart cherries, lacquered wood, berries, malt, tart, funky, some sugar, slight brett, not getting any vinegar, both residual sugar sweetness mixed with tartness & nice acidic finish, incredible depth, more or less flat, amazing /// have had this many times since, no change in opinion

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9835) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Flavoured is malt, vinegar, fruit, sour and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (9838) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet and moderate sour - vinegar. Flavor is light sweet and moderate sour. Rather dry, moderate sour and rather acidic finish. 020711

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Light tan-red, no head. Vinegar, cherry and sugar rule the nose, hints of nail polish shooting in and out, light spice. Heavy sugar in the flavor, light vinegar and cherry, sticky, and burning acid in the finish, laying on the lips. Thin and too hot, a mash of flavors that don’t blend.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2011
2004 bottle. Pours mahogany with a thin white head. Smells of tarte, sour cherries, oaky, funky. Tastes sour and vinegary with a dry citrus splash on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
2004 bottle (number 017505) at the Delirium cafe, Brussels. It pours reddish amber with pretty much no head or carbonation. The nose is sweet strawberry, raspberry, vinous, malt vinegar and orange. The taste is juicy strawberry, wood, tangy cherry, tart lemon, some malt vinegar (but not nearly as much as Grand Cru), wine-like, brandy and alcohol warmth in the finish. It is initially full of sweet fruit, but has a tart finish. It is very well balanced and so drinkable at this strength. Amazing stuff.


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