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Rodenbach Vin De Céréale - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Vin De CéréaleRodenbach Vin De Céréale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 72
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed once, but due to success, the brewery is considering making it again.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 12-17-2007)
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased bottle 363 (Foeder 132) at Den Gulzigen Bok (Gluttonous Goat) in Vurste, East Flanders for 6 euro.

A: clean, clear, light rosy-brown, more like lambic in head
S: full lactic lambic nose, vanilla with oak aging
T: barrel aged, almost oude gueze-like, vanilla with oak
M: clean, crisp, mild to medium sour, oak noticeable with woody earthiness
O: very good beer with oak, musty, vanilla

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 03:20:29 | More by wisrarebeer
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Flat, as expected. Clear deep golden amber body.

Smell - Vinegar and caramel malt. Smells a lot like Grand Cry, but stronger. Also has a brighter, kinda grainy aroma.

Taste - That grainy flavor is very faint up front and it's gone. Malt and light cherry flavor. Woody. Vinegar and sourness build into the finish with a sharp sour spike.

Mouthfeel - Flat, but it isn't a problem. Has a little tingle from the wood. Medium body.

Overall - Has a lot of similarities with other Rodenbachs, but enough differences to make it a very interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 23:07:10 | More by Alieniloquium
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Beerzebub

California

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 bottle. Poured from the 375ml bottle into a large wine glass.

Clear golden-orange-red-brown, low carbonation, zero head; doesn't look like most beer, but nothing wrong with that. Really catches the light and looks good in the glass.

Smells quite unusual. Honey, grape/wine, toast, light vinegar, hints of flowers. General impression of agedness, but no overt oxidized character.

Tastes good. Medium level of vinegar tartness balanced by a bare touch of malty sweetness. Delicious vinous and dried fruit flavors, along with toast, malt, honey. Medium length tangy finish, vinegar and a bit of iron.

Low carbonation, but surprisingly sufficient. The bubble ares exceedingly tiny. Good tingly acidity.

Never tried it fresh, but in any case it's drinking quite well right now.

Very glad to get the chance to try this. Thanks for the bottle, Daniel!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 07:56:37 | More by Beerzebub
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james582

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-10-2014 14:32:28 | More by james582
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DLucky

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

09-05-2013 01:14:07 | More by DLucky
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-26-2013 13:09:17 | More by drummermattie02
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VAbdoyan

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-20-2013 01:11:21 | More by VAbdoyan
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-20-2013 01:10:26 | More by vissai
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Doodler

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-17-2013 23:21:01 | More by Doodler
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danipp

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-15-2013 21:28:33 | More by danipp
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-12-2013 03:28:23 | More by spycow
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Paulkasykes30

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-28-2012 18:27:46 | More by Paulkasykes30
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-03-2012 14:44:04 | More by laxer8811
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-02-2012 21:22:22 | More by sliverX
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dogfishandi

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12-02-2012 19:36:47 | More by dogfishandi
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2012 05:16:18 | More by boatshoes
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-08-2012 22:33:32 | More by t0rin0
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-31-2012 19:20:27 | More by Rollzroyce21
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2012 00:24:00 | More by mothman
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spdyfire83

Ireland

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

241st Review
37.5cl bottle served in a (small) Westy 12 chalice
Bottle No. 007939
Vintage: 2004 (the one and only!)

A: Medium copper. A few bubbles for a head on medium pour. "Vin De Céréale" cork, etched box, and wrapped bottle make the presentation of this top-notch.

S: Mix of caramel, cherries, and vinegar. Touch of tannins, leather, and soft oak. ABV is very well hidden on this.

T: Follows smell beautifully! Rounded cherry tartness, tannins, and vinegar. Touch of oak, caramel, and soft green apple. Again, ABV is hidden and almost non-existent.

M: Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

O: A very nice, enjoyable, and rounded beer. Smell and taste are quite deep and complex. Has stood the test of time and I think it will continue to hold up quite well. Tasty brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 15:56:59 | More by spdyfire83
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oline73

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was lucky enough to score a bottle of this at de heren van liedekerke. Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a layer of off white head that disappears completely.

Smell: This beer is very sweet and malty. Some fruit and caramel notes along with a slight tartness. Almost like a tart barleywine, this one seems different from anything else I've tried.

Taste: Follows closely from the smell. Bitter and rather malty. Bread and sweet caramel notes along with a red berry tartness. There is no funky or mineral type note, just a slight tartness. The tartness carries the beer to the finish and there is no alcohol to be found at this point.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was a weird one for me. Not a bad beer at all, just very different. I liked it, but I don't think I would trade the cellar to get another.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 01:56:25 | More by oline73
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BeerBaron

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-18-2012 00:25:25 | More by BeerBaron
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

375ml bottle into a goblet. Bottle #5987 from 2004, purchased to go at De Heeren van Liedekerke and enjoyed in a Brussels back yard. Good times.

A: Clear, deep orange-amber body; almost flat, but a few fine tan bubbles dot the surface, forming a light web of delicacy. Nice.

S: Incredible, intoxicating sweet/sour aroma of balsamic vinegar, oak, toffee, and some tart cherry and pear fruitiness. Rich, big, and absolutely amazing.

T: Ho. Ly. Shit. The most amazing melange of sweet malt and tart acetic fruitiness I could possibly imagine. The flavors are huge and yet perfectly balanced, strong and yet impeccably smooth on the finish. No trace of alcohol. Flanders Red perfection.

M: Slick, sticky, full-bodied, and very lightly carbonated. Heavy, but appropriate.

O: This one only took one sip to make me think "5!". One of the most incredible beers of my life. If the brewery ever makes this again I'll buy a case.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 16:10:44 | More by woosterbill
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-11-2012 14:30:24 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is an apple juice looking amber with no head. The nose is of green apple, sweet caramel malt, light vinegar, sour cherries and light acetic acid. Flavor follows the nose, sweeter and brighter cherries and less acetic. Creamy medium to full body with decent carbonation. Rather sweet and a touch vinegary with light carb to balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 15:56:59 | More by cpetrone84
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Rodenbach Vin De Céréale from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.