Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by moderndrunkard:
S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
3.8/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
As the slogan goes, you either love it or you hate it, and I fell in love with it after trying it on tap last summer. Since it's readily available here in Dresden, I almost always keep one handy.
This beer pours a cloudy, dark brown color with a hint of red. Even an aggressive pour yields only the slightest head that quickly disappears.
The smell is obvious as soon as you start to pour. Overwhelming acidic, vinegar smell. Has the aroma of wine.
The taste is all tart. Nice moderate carbonation level. And the sparkling character really adds to the flavor. The tartness really lingers on the back of the tongue. And as I'm drinking this glass, I suddenly realize why I love this beer so much. It reminds me of the sparkling cider we would always have at family dinners when I was a kid. I couldn't get enough of that stuff.
As for the mouthfeel, it's medium-bodied, not too thin. The serious sourness really balances the beer out.
Unfortunately, though, this is not very drinkable. I love having one in a night, usually to get things started. But after that, I'm ready to move on, which accounts for the low score.
Still, all in all, this one's one of my favorites.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2006 14:49:40 | More by moderndrunkard
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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.