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: 365   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle shared by kmweaver. Clear apple cider copper body, little to no head. Apple cider and apple cider vinegar nose, perfumy and estery while also being quite clean. Prickly apple and perfume potpourri flavor up front, moderate acidity, some sour and prickly green apples, oak… acetic and strange, it’s good but not stellar, finishing with a mildly sour stale honey flavor. I understand what it is, but honestly I’m not so much into this derivation of a Flemish sour. Will try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Acetic aroma. Small, white head. Virtually none lacing. Clear, orange body. Heavy acedic initial flavor, with a long finish duration. Light to medium palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
EHSRanders (2042) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber colour with virtually no head. Sour acetic aroma and flavor. Ok palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 37,5cl bottle at De Kulminator: No real head, just a couple of bubbles above a very clear dark gold/bronze brew. Aroma is very vinous. Sour grape skin, with some horse sweat. Quite a simple sour but very well done. Definite oak must. Big red wine grape character. In the mouth it is a tart and sour dry puckering feeling. Big dry mead like characteristics. Dry fermented honey with some slight malt in the back? Big grape skin. Starfruit and green apple skin. Sour followed by sweet. Mouthwatering, but simple, finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14124) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
375mL bottle. Pours an oily, orange-golden color; quickly headless, with thick legs that take forever to show. Impressively dense, honey-laden aroma: tons of mead-like honey and intense sweetness, mildly tart cherries; intense and generous and layered. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lightly carbonated; tart cherries, viscous intense honey, loads of fruit and floral and honey sweetness; such an odd beer; intensely dense and sweet and full of honey and apples and cherries; very tasty and unique. Medium finish: sour cherries, honey, and some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Weird, acetic acidic, apples - almost cidery! On top of the apple is grain of some kind, not wheat, not rice - strange. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2008 Courtesy of kmweaver. Clear amber body with no head. Big cider and vinegar nose with light cherry, pear, horseblanket and a grainy malt. Light to moderate sweetness, moderate sourness with cherry, light caramel, light cheese, hay and vinegar. Medium body is soft with light carbonation. Finish is long and sour. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Clear golden with no head. Sour and vinious aroma with grapefruit, brett, balsamico and woody notes. Intense sour flavor with ripe fruits, wood, alcohol and sour apples. Not as sour as expected and a bit boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
375ml bottle from mes, thank you sooo much!!!, also shared with ethereal and tashi. Golden colour almost no head. Smelt of rice krispies and cereal in general. Tastes like Muesli galore! Very sour gorgeousness. the alcohol is so well hidden you would never guess this stuff is actually that strong. Mouthwatering, stunning, beautiful, wonderful moreish... i better stop before my girlfriend gets angry :-)

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