Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by dwren89:
4.61/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: dark black/brown with red hues in the light, creamy tan head, no clarity from dark color
Aroma: fruity with notes of black cherry and orange, and plum, soft malt sweetness in the background
Taste: immediately taste the cherry, orange and plum, malt then takes over and rounds out taste to keep it definitively in the beer taste category and not wine, sour finish, incredible complexity of flavor and evolution of taste
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, medium body, prickly in the mouth like a soft drink but smooth on the swallow
Overall Impression: A beer with amazing complexity and depth. Deftly skirts the line between beer and red wine, sour and sweet, and biting and smooth. Best described as a beer dressed up as a red wine with a sour kick.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 22:02:02 | More by dwren89
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4.36/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Dark amber compared to some other FR I have tried. little lacing and little carbonation.
S: More sour cherries on the nose than anything. You get the musty wood too which is nice but not too much outside of that for me.
T: Nothing too crazy outside of what to expect within the style but they nailed this to a tee. The sour cherry profile is balanced nicely with a clean sensation.
M: Surprisingly just a medium-light mouthfeel with little carbonation. One of the more drinkable FR I have tried.
O: This beer has an odd palate-cleansing sensation that amazed me. Not too sour nor a fruit punch with is refreshing in its' own right.
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2014 22:08:19 | More by SavvyStudent
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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