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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

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 70
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of MCImes
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Acetone, leather and sour on the nose. Medium sweet, medium sour. Well balanced. Overall very lucky to try. 2004 vintage. hope to drink again. very very good.

MCImes, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Sandtownchuck
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%

Sandtownchuck, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of cmrillo
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

cmrillo, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of benfons
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

I was wondering if I even would write a review of this beer, as it is a bottle I found in the corner of my cellar, completely forgotten and almost 10 years old. It turned ot to be more than worthy of a review.

First and for all this beer is flat, no head what so ever, if it wasn't for the pale amber colour you would say it's wine (hence the name). The nose is grains and apple vinegar. It's mainly acidity, with some fruits thrown in the mix, some apple, hints of peach. There are hints of oak.

I love this kind of beer, really refreshing. The closest beer relative is probably, the real acidic geuzes (like girardin fond) or even plain lambic, but white wine is also pretty close to it. This is a love it or hate it beer.

Obviously, this is a review of a aged version, keep that in mind.

benfons, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Beerzebub
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!!!

Beerzebub, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of james582
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

james582, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of wisrarebeer
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

wisrarebeer, Jan 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

DLucky, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

drummermattie02, Jun 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

VAbdoyan, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

vissai, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Doodler, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of danipp
4/5  rDev -6.1%

danipp, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Paulkasykes30
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Paulkasykes30, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

laxer8811, Dec 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

sliverX, Dec 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

dogfishandi, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

boatshoes, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

t0rin0, Sep 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Rollzroyce21, Jul 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mothman, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of spdyfire83
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!

spdyfire83, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of oline73
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.

oline73, May 14, 2012
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Rodenbach Vin De Céréale from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.