Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.55/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle, poured into a T'ij brewery tulip
Pours with a deep red slightly burgandy body. Some thick ruby highlights supplemented with a tight off white bubbly head with good retention. Some thick patches of lacing up and down the glass.
Smell, thick sweet estery cherries. Sweet caramel and toffee covered dried fruit, some astringent acid along with a huge whack of phenolic undertones. Slightly spicy on the nose, a hint of mixed chiinese spice and a bit of estery alcohol
Taste, thick dry estery soaked cherries. A nice harsh acidic note with a hint of brett character, prickly carbonation with a winey syrupy body and a thick rich sweet port character on the finish. Masses of deep acidic red fruit, cherries and redcurrants soaked in rum along with a heap of lemon juice and sulphuric acid. Deep red wine vinegar profile along with a lasting slightly sugary and syrupy mouthfeel. Thick crisp biscuity body lying behind the initial sour fruit, some lasting acidity on the finish
A legend in the realms of the flanders red. Some sweetness but generally overpowered and knocked into touch by a whack of acidic fresh fruit. The quintessential flanders red, sour, slightly sweet and fruity.... perfect
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2004 16:04:21 | More by cypressbob
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4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
14oz pour on-tap at bier markt mississauga
a: a very gorgeous clear ruby red with about a finger of off-white frothy head
s: really sour vinegar up front, but underneath that is a blend of woody notes and tart fruits, mainly cherries
t: follows the nose. tart to begin with, but leads quickly into fruity notes -- cherries, slight tart apples, berries, even some vinous qualities. the oak flavours add a dimension of complexity, working really well with the fruit tastes. no alcohol whatsoever. dry finish
m: medium-bodied with medium-to-high prickly carbonation, but it's kind of creamy. i love this mouthfeel
o: what an absolute delight of a beer. it's sour, fruity, tasty, and refreshing. i'm glad to have had the opportunity to taste this, and i'll definitely have this again in the future if i ever see it
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 01:18:55 | More by kevinlater
4.31/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | 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
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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