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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: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
2004 Vintage, from a single "Foeder" (N° 135)(barrel), ripened for 3 years, uncoloured.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
375 ml bottle, vintage 2004, during Brussels vacation. Brownish amber with no head. Aroma is vinous, lots of barrel notes, wood, red wine, light nail polish, grapes. Taste is nicely balanced, sour, vinegar, wood, barrell, grapes with a long beautiful finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fkoolen (900) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2016 37,5 cl bottle, 2004 ed @ Kulminator, Antwerpen. Amber colour, clear, no head. Amazingly rich sweet cherry, aged porto tones, wood, just lightly sour, quite an alcoholic heat. Beautifully lingering aftertaste, sweet porto cherries, perfectly balanced. Huge body, absent carbonation, sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (3075) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Thanks to Tom. Almost clear gold-orange color, no head. Aroma bit sweet, sour, fruits, wood. Medium body. Taste complex, very great ! Sourness, woodimpression, fruits, dry. Don’t have the feeling it’s 10 % alc. Perfect lovely beer !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2008
from 37,5 cl bottle. (saterday 22 march @ beerfest WBF) Golden orange colour and almost no head. Grainy, cereal, woods aroma . Medium bodied. Tastes like woods, good sourness, alcohol is well hidden. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
2004 Vintage bottle shared with Ronald and Carita in Finland. Realesing this bottle from its wooden presentation and white wrapping paper builds up a sense of expectation that is met in every detail. Zero head and a beautiful congnac colour. Aromas of young apples, oak and honey - reminds me of a big fat US chardonnay. Flavours of cloudberries and acidic cider. 10% ABV - where is it? Light, delicate and spectacular beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle procured from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Clear orange/gold pour, no head. Rich aromas of wood, berries, quite vinous, caramel, cheese, some herbs. The aromas continue through to the back of the nose. Sharp, funky sweet/sour flavours of caramel, oak, forest fruits, pears, baked apple, acetic acid. There’s even a light lemon tang in there too. Beautiful sweet/sour balance totally reflected in the mouthfeel. Dry bittersweet finish. Wonderful stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (2791) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 Hazy red/amber colour. Soft carbonation. Very complex "oud bruin". Tart aroma with notes of green apples and balsamic vinegar. Some sweetness also. Very well balanced. Another fanastic sour red/brown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 2004 bottle #5108 graciously opened by psprings and shared with nbutler11 on 6/21/2009... holy crap paul! crystal clear and still. coppery/red orange color. it smells of cherries... big time! also, notes of wood, white wine (burgundy), some minerality and a touch of malty sweetness. a ton of peppery spice and cinnamon flavors make the mouth feel feel like it has bubbles even though this is dead flat... cool. other notes of ripe sweet red cherries, crisp white wine, tart green apples, malt powder, vanilla, mineral funkiness akin to mild bleu cheese and some cereal grain. 10%?... no effen way! full bodied and slick with an awesome texture. unreal... 8/4/9/5/18/4.4

now yer just being silly, dak. bottle 9233 on 3/8/10. much, much more sour this time around. dry, crisp, clean and too easy to put away!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2004 Bottle. Pours a luminous clear golden with a clear white head that vanishes quickly. Aromas of wet newspapers, Asian pear, some green grape, and a nice dose of funk. The flavor of this is so well balanced it is truly extraordinary with muscat grapes, great geueze funkiness, and green apple. There is just the right amount of carbonation which offsets the sour finish. This is one of the smoothest, most elegant beers I have ever tried. It reminds me of the 3 Fonteinen J&J Blauw, which is most certainly a good thing. A pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2011
Honey color with no head. Wonderful sweet and sour fruitiness. It’s vinous and with a great caramelliness of the likes that I’ve never encountered in a sour before. Very complex! Holding up very well. Might need to lay my hands on another bottle.

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