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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: 345   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamnowek (342) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 There was a bit of a vinegar smell. The alcohol is super mild. Really fresh. Almost no head. Unbelievable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 Bottle 37.5 nicely wrapped in white paper. Poured this beauty in my Gulden Draak glas. Golden/orange/red color that looks pretty damn mesmerizing and beautiful. No head appears at all. Aroma is gentle citrus,fresh grape,oak and some apple peel. Really like a fine wine actually. Taste is at first really oakey and acidic with plenty of apples and citrus.. A slight sourness/acidity appears but is perfectly balanced with the little sweetness that comes right after. Some almonds can be found in there aswell as some corn notes. Alcohol is barely felt at all, at least not until after the beer was finished ;) .Resembles a fine white wine or a champagne. Truly a masterpiece!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Botte at Kulminator, Antwerp, 6/19. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of sour fruit and wheat. Flavor is very similar. Finish is nicely sour. Very well integrates the sour with the grain malts. An excellent beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Case (280) - GERMANY - APR 23, 2009
Tasted side by side with a Rodenbach Grand Cru for comparison. The Vin de Cereale has been aged for three years inside oak barrel #132 at Rodenbach. Much lighter colour than the Rodenbach Grand Cru, it pours a clear orange-red, quite beautiful but no head and no lacing. Aroma is also quite different: peaches and apricots, a light funkyness, musky. Taste is very sour, moreso than the Rodenbach Grand Cru. Dry, tart, acidic. Vinous and white grapes, reminds me very much of a white wine whereas the Rodenbach Grand Cru is more reminiscent of a red. Flat, no carbonation but spicy palate with warming alcohol. Does not have the sweet base of the Grand Cru. Has a bit of a dusty cobweb maltiness.
I love the white wine feel of the Vin de Cereale. Too bad it is such a limited production and thus rare, expensive and possibly soon completely sold out (only 20,000 bottles were made). Simply brilliant!

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Impossible to rate conventional because its depending of context, food, society, landscape...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 37,5cl bottle at De Kulminator: No real head, just a couple of bubbles above a very clear dark gold/bronze brew. Aroma is very vinous. Sour grape skin, with some horse sweat. Quite a simple sour but very well done. Definite oak must. Big red wine grape character. In the mouth it is a tart and sour dry puckering feeling. Big dry mead like characteristics. Dry fermented honey with some slight malt in the back? Big grape skin. Starfruit and green apple skin. Sour followed by sweet. Mouthwatering, but simple, finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 5, 2009
Clear, golden and no head, almost looks alarming. The nose is interesting, it is very sour but not overwhelmingly so, the wooden notes combine with grapefrut, apples and light sweetness. The mouthfeel is close to flat, the taste is sour and a little fruity, alcohol is slightly felt. Lovely thing about this is that it is like a spring cleanup in your mouth, wipes the palate clean and possibly in larger quantities also the memory.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2009
Had at the brewery during their open day in 2008. Citrus and bready flavours were dominant. It was extremely grainy, yet complex, with notes of fig, pear, apple, vinegar, and vanilla. Hides the alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Looks like apple juice. No head. Sour, sweet, vinegar aroma. Not bad. Sour. Little sweet, not bitter. Ok. Medium body. Quite like apple juice with vinegar. Ok, well made. Purchased in Ølbutikken.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
A very acidic beer beer that would scare away some people at least. the vinegar is rather apparent, but it’s swept in such caress that you can’t really not like it.


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