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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: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2004 Vintage, from a single "Foeder" (N° 135)(barrel), ripened for 3 years, uncoloured.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
bottle 37.5cl at home. wrapped in paper, from ølbutikken. cask 132. numbered 004796 purs a clear golden orange witha few bubbels on top. very nice sour and slightly acid aroma with a littele leather in it too. also faint alc. flavor is a mixed experience. flavor is extremely dry, as a dry white wine. i get grapes, wineous notes, slight citrus, lots of dryness, cider apple, wood. i’d say the flavor resembles champagne or white wine more than sour beer. well balanced, lots of notes to taste, flavors are well blended. quite an experience, not quite like the other sour ales i’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2008
Bottle, bought expensively in the Cracked Kettle. pale orange color. Vinous aroma with muscat grapes, oak and sherry notes. Sour flavors, woody, citric and vinous. Sharp on the edges. Not a sign of the promised 10% ABV. Almost flat. An aftertaste that seems to linger on forever. Without any doubt a classic, I wish I had a crate of this, I would store it for many more years.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10840) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2008
375ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Week 2008)
Clear dark orange, no head. Beautiful aroma - complex combination of things. Quite sharp, and pleasantly sweet too, but tainted by clear butter-popcorn a.k.a. diacetyl. Taste is full of heavy esters, and dominated by the diacetyl. Behind that it’s sharp and appley, very zingy on the tongue, and even chip vinegar - oh so sharp, and oh so tasty, but alas the diacetyl is too prominent to have this really shine. (Without that, it would have scored more in almost all categories, so it’s been punished hard.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2004 bottle shared by Ryan at beerloco’s tasting. Pours extremely clear dark copper. Nose of oak, tart dark fruits, brown sugar and yeast. Taste of tart dark fruits, deep caramelized chocolate cherries, vinous grapes, grains, and oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10708) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
Bottled. Reddish coloured. Unclear. Small whitish head. Aroma of sourness, spice, vinegar and yeast. flavour full of vinegar and sourness as well. Very dry and quite spiced. Has soe yeast. Medium to full bodied. Has a fruity sourness in the end. Very nice sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
bottle at the Relentless Thirst Gathering in Richmond, VA, 8.29.09. Pours a lemon yellow color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is tart and vinegary with citrus and green apple. The taste is very similar with tart and mild vinegar with dry citrus and apple notes. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2008
from crackedkettle.com; 2004 vintage - pours a clear amber orange colour without foam; aroma of distilled cherries and vinegar; sweet and very sour; oily and medium-bodied with a low carbonation; very long woody finish, sweet and sour again with notes of sour cherries and warming alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Clear golden with no head. Sour and vinious aroma with grapefruit, brett, balsamico and woody notes. Intense sour flavor with ripe fruits, wood, alcohol and sour apples. Not as sour as expected and a bit boozy.


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