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Rodenbach Vin de Céréale

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 339   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Bright amber ...a very light nose but cant place it and a tiny amount of vinigar on nose... sour but smoooth not particularly acidic ... very drying really quite tatsy but i cant quite place any distinct recognisable flavour ... seem to get smoother and sweeter on sitting open.

amber ... thinest lacing ...light vinger ... soft fruits ... juicy nose ... light sourness ... juicy fruits ... light sweetness .. alll told this is ok... for a non sour head this is pretty cool im gonna stick at 3.4

ARE you paying attention CRAIG... this is actually ok

Bottle at fyne fest ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits ... raisin nose ... woody malt ... light acetic .. soft fruit ...3.4

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13812) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeast, vinegar and malt.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13516) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Bottle, 10%. 2004 bottle, cask 132. Very nice aroma, mouthwatering citric, a bit like white wine. With a faint hint of mold. Clear amber colour, looks quite flat. It does have quite low carbonation. Small frothy head. The flavour is very citric, not vinegary, but getting very close. Has a little sweetness to balance. Again a faint hint of mold, probably the oak casks coming through ever so slightly. The aftertaste is of course citric, very cleansing, but it does not seem to hurt my throat. It does not really taste its 10%, perhaps the oak and the alcohol balance each other out.

Bottle, 10% - 2.5 years later, same year and cask as the original rating. I do not get any moldy or cellary notes this time. The acidity seems sharper, though, it burns and cuts a bit as it goes down.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13288) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13276) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13198) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle, 37.5cl wine cork. Lovely sourish nose with a touch of barnyard, lemon and pale malt. Slightly phenolic. The phenol is evident in the flavor too, actually quite evident. There’s also lots of citric flavors, some barnyard and lemon. Medium, sourish, palate-cleansing mouthfeel. Long, sourish lemony finish. A beautiful beer that could replace white wine anytime. (080626)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
courtesy Jan & Charlotte
Bright golden-amber. No head. Rich nose of wood, mirabelle plums, pears and a slight acetic note. Balanced and appetizing. Relatively low carbonation, just a hint of prickle. Rich lactic tang balanced by sticky malt. Quite fruity (plum, peach, pear) with significant wood and acidity to dry it out. The real story is in the mouthfeel, however. It’s near flat, with a slight oily accent, but is fully vibrant, carrying complex flavours across the palate with surprising simplicity. Lively fruits take on a somewhat vinous character. Very refined example - almost lacks the rustic charm I like in sours but is so perfectly structured I can pretty much overlook that.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
(Bottle, 2004 vintage) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white quickly diminishing head. Aroma of horse blanket, sour apple, oak, cork, white grapes, apple cider vinegar, and some sherry. Flavor of sour green apples, citric, vinous, and brett with a dry oak finish. Alcohol is there, but nice hidden in the flavor and aroma. Excellent!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2008
(bottle, thanks kmweaver) Crystal clear apple juice body with no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, apple, some syrup. Taste is medium sweet, sour green apple, light alcohol. Light-medium body, no carbonation.


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