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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cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Bright amber ...a very light nose but cant place it and a tiny amount of vinigar on nose... sour but smoooth not particularly acidic ... very drying really quite tatsy but i cant quite place any distinct recognisable flavour ... seem to get smoother and sweeter on sitting open.

amber ... thinest lacing ...light vinger ... soft fruits ... juicy nose ... light sourness ... juicy fruits ... light sweetness .. alll told this is ok... for a non sour head this is pretty cool im gonna stick at 3.4

ARE you paying attention CRAIG... this is actually ok

Bottle at fyne fest ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits ... raisin nose ... woody malt ... light acetic .. soft fruit ...3.4

Leighton (21235) - 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.

Rasmus40 (20639) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet and moderate sour - vinegar. Flavor is light sweet and moderate sour. Rather dry, moderate sour and rather acidic finish. 020711

fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
Vintage 2004, corked half bottle
Clean copper color, without head. Light, strange aroma: plastic, some malt, light mature apples. Quite round mouthfeel, with some malt flavor, traces of paint remover, an unexpected cereals crispiness, and a non invasive but sharp acidity. In the final the cereals leave a breadish touch; the acidity attack the back of the throat and is not very pleasant. Only in mathematics chaos and complexity go together. Difficult to catch…

Beerhunter111 (20468) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 29, 2017
Bottle shared with Zlotta and Koelschtrinker. Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier. Geruch nach reifen Trauben, rote Früchte, leicht holzig, minimal säuerlich. Geschmack ist minimal säuerlich fruchtig, rote Beeren, Trauben, wenig Dörrobst, karamellig, leicht alkoholisch, toll.

Koelschtrinker (20395) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 29, 2017
Süß säuerlicher Geruch. Intensiv säuerlicher Start mit Noten leichten Noten von Honig. Weiche milde Getreidenoten, die Säure bleibt hintergründig aber scharf, spritzig, rund aber unsüffig. Vollmundig, langer Nachhall. Sehr gut. 10/9/12/10/12/11

Theydon_Bois (19490) - 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.

rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Reddish/orange/amber color, no head. Vinegar aroma, cork, woody, sourish, fruity, woody notes. Fklavor first brings vinegar and rather sour notes, then turns alittle moer fruity. Sour finish with some fruits and citrus.

harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle that Duff bought in Waagstuk, Antwerp. Now I know that I will be going against the grain here and I do promise to lay down a bottle I have bought and will re-rate in a few years time, but at the moment, I just don’t get the hype about this beer. Clear orange amber colour with no head. Lambicky sour aroma. Bit of plastic. Actually no it’s petrol. OK in mouth, but the finish is too acidic for me. Granary bread soaked in red wine vinegar springs to mind in terms of flavours.

saxo (18300) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeast, vinegar and malt.

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