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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


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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
2004 Vintage, from a single "Foeder" (N° 135)(barrel), ripened for 3 years, uncoloured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11704) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
37.5cl bottle@Vero Beach Throwdown-pours a ? head and gold color. Aroma is apple, vinuous, some alcohol. Taste is tart, apple, vinuous, some alcohol, some malt, lemon. Sipping. Occasional. Thanks hopscotch for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11644) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, skortila/caesar]
bottle# 4677
Pour is very fizzy, settles as a beautiful, orange brass-like golden colour with absolutely no head. A few bubbles swim slowly upwards. Stunningly complex aroma. Lots of wood, some cherries, apples, honey, light ginger, vanilla, toffee and lots of tartness. Fine, oily mouthfeel with next-to-no carbonation. Flavour is pleasantly tart, some fruitiness, light lemons, good caramel and a clear, dry, woody note. The aftertaste is simply stunning with so much woodiness that I might go lick the nearest oak tree. The 10 % are nowhere to be found.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11526) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11065) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10914) - 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

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
2004 Vintage. 375mL bottle at DHVL, pours a fairly clear amber / copper with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet liqueur, like cognac and sherry, red wine notes, and some sour red fruits -- you can certainly detect the higher alcohol. Flavour is very vinous, with complex notes of red wine, sweet liqueur and oak. Very sweet and sort of cidery, with also prominent vinous and liqueur notes. Bizarre stuff - the body is very thin, with an almost cloying sweetness. The aromatics were a lot more pleasant to me, while the body kind of cloys. Weird stuff - fairly good in small samples.

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