Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
4.58/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An orange/red colored body that is lightest and more orange at the edges and becomes darkner with developing red hues closer to the center. About two fingers of tan head spring up and have some solid retention, but only very spotty lacing.
This aroma is bursting with all kinds of layers, and is rather strong in a pleasant way. Fruitiness and tartness come together with sour cherries and maybe a bit of plum. A good dose of oak is in there too. Vinegar comes through pretty powerfully too. Rodenbach Grand Cry has A well-crafted nose that is sure to impress.
A tartness is noticeable up front and is fairly strong, but overall this one has a great balance that includes sweet, sour, and oak flavors. To start, the sourness teams with cherry-like fruit sweetness. The sweetness from the fruit then becomes a bit darker, and the plums I thought I noticed in the aroma are definitely noticeable in the taste. In addition to fruit-like tartness there is also a good dose of vinegar here; good red wine vinegar, the expsive type that you might even consider drinking small quantities of. Underlying this sweet and sour concoction is a big, balancing oak flavor that seems to insure that nothing becomes too sour or too sweet. Woody, and only very slightly spicy. Tasty beer overall.
No surprise that the mouthfeel here is pretty well done.
Rodenbach Grand Cru has a ton of flavor but manages to remain balanced at the same time. This is one of the best Flanders I have had, and is certainly the best that is readily available and reasonably priced.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2009 15:58:55 | More by Hojaminbag
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4.01/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 pt 9.6 fl oz bottle from FMcDs poured into a tulip.
A - Dark brown with faint amber highlights. Two finger head that moves quickly to a thin lace. Great lace retention through the drink.
S - Cider, vinegar, plums and cherries.
T - Follows the nose, with the addition of some pear and cola. Sour level is moderate.
M - Carbonation is on the moderate/low side, with some mid swig to the finish sharpness to finish semi dry.
O - A pleasant sour. Highly drinkable and recommended. Well made.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 20:13:22 | More by Apellonious
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,775 ratings.