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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2882) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2008
red pink coloured body with no head a fruity aroma a fruity sour taste and a strong sour fruity finich

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9622) - 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.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2008
Vintage 2004/004622. Warm golden with almost no head. The aroma is sour with notes of rye, fruit and malt. The flavour is sourish with light notes of vinegar, rye, fruit and malt. I know a lot like this very much. I think it’s nice, but obviously it’s talents are wasted on me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Thanks to Chris for this one. Incredibly strange beer. Combination of white grapes, paint thinner, and some wood at the finish. Not all that impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1541) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Pour is an apple juice looking amber with no head. The nose is of green apple, sweet caramel malt, light vinegar, sour cherries and light acetic acid. Flavor follows the nose, sweeter and brighter cherries and less acetic. Creamy medium to full body with decent carbonation. Rather sweet and a touch vinegary with light carb to balance.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2008
Tasted 2008-02-27. 2004 vintage. Pours beautiful, clear, golden, light amber with off-white head. The head disappears fast - still beautiful! Aroma: A nice acidic background, but what dominates this bottle is a strong paste-like diacetyl scent. Totally ruins it for me! Same with flavour: Very nice acidic barnyard-like background, but in the aftertaste, all that’s left is that nasty paste! Despite all, it’s very complex and has a full body, but I’m very disappointed! 3-5-7-4-7 (2,6) ---- Rerate: The day after I had another bottle. This time the diacetyl was a lot less pronounced, but it was still there. 7-5-7-4-14 (3,7) I rate the average of the two bottles!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2009
No head. Deep amber body. Fruity milky vinegary aroma with farmyard, brass, and wood notes. Acidic wooden milky grainy yoghurty taste. Mild mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry barnyard vinegar and acid aftertaste with yoghurty notes. Mild, balanced, very nice. (0.33l bottle from gr0ve.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
375mL shared at Woodshop 7. Pours flat, clear deep orange. Nose is major sugar cube, cantaloupe, apple juice box, acetic acid/vinegar blended with huge sugar. Taste is spicy acetic, sugary, oily, big toffee presence. Spicy acetic finish. Some mild tartaric acid/sweet tarts. Feels very sweetened throughout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2008
(bottle, thanks kmweaver) Crystal clear apple juice body with no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, apple, some syrup. Taste is medium sweet, sour green apple, light alcohol. Light-medium body, no carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - 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.


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