Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by jrallen34:
4.8/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I drank this from a bottle into a chalice.
This is the best flemsih red brown going.
It pours dark amber, a reddish brown color with a very light tan head and with minimal lacing.
It smells vinegary but sweet, a touch of cherry.
It starts out tasting sweet notes of cherry and oak and finishes with great vinegar bite. A wonderful surprising end.
If you want something sour with bite this is your beer. Great every once in awhile.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2009 15:40:29 | More by jrallen34
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4.29/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
i have to thank my friend paul for sharing this with us. what a legend, thanks man. killer beer of fame here, not sure i would ever find one, but sure enough. not quite a flanders red to me, not quite an oud bruin, but some dynamic synergy of both, greater than either, and about as complex as beer can get, just so much going on in this one. hazy very dark amber color, as much brown as red, with an inch of tan head that doesnt fade at all. it smells like nutty grain on the front end, but carries with it a palate watering acidity and tartness thats short of fully sour, but lactic and enticing. the first part of the sip is malt heavy, its sweet, brown sugar and candied red grain, but it moves swiftly into a whole mouth experience that draws unusual connections between acidity, oak, and earthy grain. the sweetness doesnt last at all, and the tartness that replaces it is both surprising and welcomed. even after the swallow i taste this for miles, some preserved lemon vinegar as it dies out, but i am amazed by all the layers here. massive body, but i like that the alcohol is so manageable. so many of these get too enormous for much drinking, but this stays right in the comfortable range. as much flavor as ive seen in a beer at 6% abv. enough carbonation, i wouldnt call it lively, but its not flat either. somewhere in the upper medium range, which is a nice compliment to the complexity. i wish this came to colorado. thanks again paul for sharing such a high end and unique beverage.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 22:18:42 | More by StonedTrippin
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,421 ratings.