Rodenbach Vin de Céréale

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

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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2004 Vintage, from a single "Foeder" (N° 135)(barrel), ripened for 3 years, uncoloured.

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3.5
Hansen (8615) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2008
Golden coloured and clear. Has almost no head. But the colour is excellent. Sour aroma, almost acetic acid, sulfur. Some fruity notes too. Apple. Flavor is heavy acidic. Long duration. Had it with shimps, worked real fine.

3.5
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2009
Had at the brewery during their open day in 2008. Citrus and bready flavours were dominant. It was extremely grainy, yet complex, with notes of fig, pear, apple, vinegar, and vanilla. Hides the alcohol well.

3.5
Pinball (12311) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
bottle 37.5cl at home. wrapped in paper, from ølbutikken. cask 132. numbered 004796 purs a clear golden orange witha few bubbels on top. very nice sour and slightly acid aroma with a littele leather in it too. also faint alc. flavor is a mixed experience. flavor is extremely dry, as a dry white wine. i get grapes, wineous notes, slight citrus, lots of dryness, cider apple, wood. i’d say the flavor resembles champagne or white wine more than sour beer. well balanced, lots of notes to taste, flavors are well blended. quite an experience, not quite like the other sour ales i’ve had.

3.5
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Pours a lightly hazy orange with little to no head. Aroma of white wine grapes, some other fruity notes a little sweet and a touch funky. Flavor was a bit sour, but still had a malty sweetness.

3.5
abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
Vintage 2004. Shared bottle (#4632) courtesy of tarjei. Clear, sparkling, golden with no head. Aroma contains spices, malts and rock candy. Acidic flavor with berries and vinegar and a malty finish. Dry, medium body, medium carbonation.

3.5
jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle @ DHVL. Pours a clear light red color with absolutely no head. Legs aplenty on the glass. The nose is toasted sweet grains, sweet cherry fruit, sugary. The taste is lightly tart steak sauce, sweet chocolate-dipped sugared cherry. Some woody vanilla and tobacco. Acidic. Full bodied, a bit hot. Overall, too sweet, but tasty.

3.5
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Brown pour with no head. Aroma is of tart fruit, apple, light vinegar tones. Flavor is vinegar and tart sour fruit tones up front, flavor mellows a but in the finish, mostly fruit.

3.5
jredmond (8644) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2004 vintage bottle courtesy of Barry, shared at Franks. Pours a deep amber with no head or pacing. Aroma is muted ice cider - faint apples, light vinegar and sweet sugar. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of apple, light muted sour fruit, and sugar. Interesting.

3.5
mcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
2004 Vintage. 375mL bottle at DHVL, pours a fairly clear amber / copper with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet liqueur, like cognac and sherry, red wine notes, and some sour red fruits -- you can certainly detect the higher alcohol. Flavour is very vinous, with complex notes of red wine, sweet liqueur and oak. Very sweet and sort of cidery, with also prominent vinous and liqueur notes. Bizarre stuff - the body is very thin, with an almost cloying sweetness. The aromatics were a lot more pleasant to me, while the body kind of cloys. Weird stuff - fairly good in small samples.

3.5
Slipstream (2702) - USA - MAY 12, 2013
A noticeable brew for sure - strong sour, vinous flavor, with some grain taste as well - as advertised by the name. Thanks to whoever it was paid $40 for a small bottle of this and shared it at Brian’s birthday. Better them than me. This brew spotlighted my mixed feelings about top shelf sour ales. It calls itself a wine, and tastes an awful lot like wine, and is priced similar to a very good bottle of wine. So why not just have some wine instead? There are very good bottles out there for 1/4 of the cost. This is a beer, masquerading as a wine, and then charging you for its ability to escape categorization.


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