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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2723) - 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 !

4.6
   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.

4.6
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
planky84 (2143) - , 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, 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.

4.5
   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.

4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle at BA Buffalo bottleshare. I failed to mention in my previous reviews from the other night, that all tastings where blind. This was to atempt to remove prior notions of said brew. This bottle was a 2006 bottle. Pours a amber red hue with white silky head, light wisp of lacing. The nose is lovely with sweetness, slight cherry. Taste is balanced but moderatly puckering, but continues with the cherry caracter. Add vinegar and vanilla. This was by far the best beer of the evening. Body is light and slick. Very sip able.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flocci (35) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
I have caught a double-agent. The owner of "d’Afspraak" in Mechelen told me it was hiding in his cellar. Un-be-liev-able it hadn’t yet been discovered there. It’s a wine pretending to be a beer, and a beer posing as a wine. It is neither and yet both. It doesn’t don the expected white hat, nor does it wear the classic frivolous lace. No-nonsense attire, and a nice tan to boot. Suspicious already, I wanted to sniff it out. And oh, this Rodenbach was good at its job; it confused me even more. Cider, oak, chocolate, grass, malt: it was all there. An eau de toilette that could conceal anything and everything. Now that I had my teeth into it, I was determined to reveal it as a fraud, but it threw everything it had at me. Sweet and alluring, sourly contradicting my accusations, flirting and warm, such a smooth operator. Nearly had me calling it honey. I may have caught it, but I have to admit it seduced me - like you might expect of the goodlooking spies in a James Bond movie. And I don’t regret it one bit, nor will I ever turn it in. There are few of them left in the world, and less every day - you’ll be lucky if you ever get to see one, let alone catch it.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
At Delirium cafe Brussels. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: little clouded dark blond little red beer, little to no head. NOSE: wood, sourness, some red fruits, vinous, Amazing! TASTE: flat, very sour, still very fruity, wood, complete complexity, amazing beer!


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