Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by fourstringer:
4.45/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately aggressive hand. Bottle dated 22/04/15. I've had this in the cellar for about a year or so.
A: Hazy, dark ruby brown with 1 finger of off-white head. Ok retention. Light lacing.
S: Tart cherry. Notable acetic acid notes. Lighter citric acid, lemon. Oak. Honey. Balsamic. Light tobacco.
T: Moderate tartness rolls into a fruity, cherry-forward sweetness. Semi-dry finish. Very little bitterness/hop quality. No perceivable alcohol presence. Very tasty chocolate, honey notes develop and linger in the aftertaste, along with the pleasant sour.
M: Moderate, smooth carbonation with moderate body. Nice coating on the palate. Fitting.
O: Very nice Flanders red. Nice mix of sour qualities and good underlying depth of flavor. Excellent sweet/sour balance. Solid through and through.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 01:58:45 | More by fourstringer
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4.49/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A classic beer, and one I've yet to try. Tasted 11 July 2014.
Pours deep cherry-wood rust brown, clear but dark. Two fingers of yellowish-tan head tinged with red.
Smell is delightfully tart. Cherries, wood, and acidity. Lovely, if a bit on the simplistic side.
Taste is outstanding. Starts out tart, bends fruity, then brings back the sour pinch. All the while little variations are playing on the edges, adding complexity. Definitely on the acidic side of balanced, but with enough fruit presence and balancing sweetness that it's not a straight paint-stripper. Yum.
Feel is, likewise, outstanding. Full-bodied and robust, but airy and flowing as well, with medium-high carbonation that fizzes up and stirs the pot of tastiness. An excellent fit with the taste.
No question why this beer is renowned. It's great across the board, nothing bad, and a whole lot good. Deliciously tart with just the right amount of fruit to complement it. I'll be drinking more of this.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:11:25 | More by zeledonia
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,817 ratings.