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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Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
37,5 cl. Thanks to Mikkel(ler). Golden clear colour with a very weak head. Great aroma of oak and very wine-like, also hints of nuts. Flavour of sourness and diacetyl, but in a very complex and nice way.

decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. A strawgold pour clean almost no head. Very clean apple, pear, aroma with hints of spice. Very appley fruitiness with hints of abv that is masked well very sour in an all good way. Full even mouthfeel and good carbonation. A very fine sour that hides the 10% very well. thanks Eric

HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. DArk yellow colour. Powerfull earthy acetic nice aroma. Strong bitter and very acetic flavor. Long complex finish. Creamy palate. Good but still devides the waters.....

Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Impossible to rate conventional because its depending of context, food, society, landscape...

onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Clear yellow color with small head. Its a sour ale... very vinegar but rather plesant with the right food...

FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden colour with absolute no head. Sweet malty sour aroma and taste. Sour ales will never be freinds of mine.

saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeast, vinegar and malt.

sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15: Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, sweet malty notes, grains, fruits and yeast. Flavor, dry fruity notes, yeast, grains, some sourness, very wine like, refreshing dry finish. Very nice stuff.

BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle shared at the Cleveland tasting. Thanks ! I will say I am NOT a fan of sour ales. AT ALL. But this ended up being one of the top beers of the night for me. Perhaps because it was less sour then some. Pour was a nice golden color. The aroma was sour grapes. Taste was lightly carbonated, and had the flavor of a white wine going bad. It took a few sips, but this one definitely grew on me.

Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Cleveland tasting

The award for the best beer of the night goes to this. Once again from the cellars of miketd I was glad to have tried this. If it ever makes an appearance in the United States I may have to procure a few bottles for my own storage. The combination of sourness and vinuous characteristics make me wonder what would happen if Russian River were to get the chance to play around with New Belgium’s La Folie.

Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated bronze body had a nice bit of life to it. White grapes, apple, pear and tartness blended nicely in something that most closely resembles some of the stuff to come out of Russian River’s sour experiments.

Flavor / Palate - Sour dry apple fills the throat and nose after a delayed release. The tartness almost immediately sets to work removing all moisture from the throat. While not the most intense beer I’ve had this is definitely a contender. There are none of the aspects of the Grand Cry/regular/Redbach series here. This is a different beast worthy of seeking out.

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