Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
4.38/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Deep reddish, ruby-brown body with a nice foamy head. Took a little time to settle.
S - Refreshing fruit aromas hit the nose. Some wafts of alcohol and tart tangy dryness are present.
T - Full bodied and packed with tons of dry natural fruit flavor. The beer has some oak flavor and mild spice. The cherry stands throuhg most Id say, but ideas of other red fruits are present as well. This beer finishes super clean and semi dry. Very very refreshing and flavorful.
M - The mouthfeel is very clean. The beer is well balanced and perfectly carbonated. Super smooth and enjoyable.
D - Highly drinkable being so well aged and cleana nd crisp. If you like beer that is refreshing and feels clean to your mouth and warms your plate and stomach with love, this is a great choice.
Notes - I love reds, sours, lambics etc so this beer ranks up there with me. A must try if you enjoy any of those types. Rodenbach original is a common beer in my usual arsenal but the Grand Cru returns now and again for a special treat.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2011 17:41:03 | More by BeerForMuscle
More User Reviews:
4.28/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant amber with red highlights and a lingering, frothy khaki head. Aroma is laden with balsamic vinegar and oak. Tart cherry surfaces late. Flavor is slightly sweet, but the balsamic vinegar acetic notes counter to balance. Cherry notes mingle with oak, and somehow, there's an almost creamy mouthfeel. Not as tart as some, but very characterful. It's sweeter than I recall.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 02:26:07 | More by barczar
4.44/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Took me a lot longer to get to this than it should have.
A - Blood red, darker than regular Rodenbach, but just as heady. Crystalline.
S - Sharp tart vinegar leads, a twinge of alcohol and oak, and cherries.
T - Wow. Thank jeebus this was created. Sharp tartness makes your tongue stand on end at the beginning, but quickly changes to sweet tastes of cherry juice, oaky vanilla and earth. Slight bitterness and very slight alcohol flavor, but to me, this helps accentuate the other qualities and puts a nice little "bow" on top. Incredible.
M - Very bubbly, light and clean. Super, super refreshing and cleansing.
O - I understand why people call this the best shelf sour you can buy. Would buy cases of this stuff next time I see it. An absolute gem, and a must-drink for any beer connoisseur.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 06:09:53 | More by Trifecta1
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,833 ratings.