Rodenbach Vin de Céréale

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 362   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (13660) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a clear copper gold with no head. The aroma is cherry skin, funk, oak, vinegar. Thin, oak, funk, vinegar, lingering dry finish, held up very well, no oxidation, boozy, nice sweetness, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fkoolen (1129) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 2004 version. Cherries, liquorish, sourness, dusty, framboise. Sweet and sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, big thanks to Harrisoni, 15/01/16. Clear golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is vinegar strokes, tarte fruit esters, burnt cherry tones, straw, spice, fruit balsams. Taste comprises cherry balsams, rising acidity, funk, wood must, grain, damp hay. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, pissy strokes in the close. Ok ... but hasn’t aged that gracefully ... a touch raw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Clear light brown with pretty much no head. Aroma is acetic, red fruits. Medium bodied, sour on the palate with a slightly harsh acetic finish. Taste is red wine vinegar, red fruits, honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (20531) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Huge thanks to Ian for this oldie! Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. The nose is all vinegar. Lightly sweet, sharply acetic, with strong vinegar character, vague fruity notes. Light bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Finishes with more sharp acetic bite. A bit harsh overall. This one is most likely over the hill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (11363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to Ian for this one. Clear dull orange golden coloured pour with a halo of small white head. Aroma is sour funk, citrus, , Flavour is composed of light funk, tangy, stale, onion, pithy lemon. Palate is sweet and tangy, lowish carbonation. A bit stale and flabby. Wasn’t a huge fan of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle share at Ken’s 20K. Many thanks to Ian for bringing this one! As ’Rodenbach Vin de Céréale’. Paper covered 2004 vintage, 10%, #016044. Dark orange with no head. Aroma is varnish, glue, vinegar, apple. Body is rounded, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is quite harsh, acidic, glue, apple, varnish, booze. Quite rough really. Lacking balance. I struggled with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (3575) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Clear rose with no head. Aroma is tart, medium body, low carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is tart and cherries. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (4319) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. poured a really clear chesnut cognac colour with some fussy bubbles on top. aroma of vineous porto notes, fainted red fruits, graham crackers, and dry cereal. taste is old fainted red fruits, old musty vinegar, old scaramel malts / barley, faint sour notes. this one is def. over it’s peak. and i was not a fan of it. mouthfeel is pretty full bodied do.

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