Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,517 | Reviews: 960 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by senbrewing:
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A- Poured from a 750ml. Deep vibrant red. Got me excited as soon as it was poured. Head was beautiful lacy white, that stayed up quite awhile. Resembled a champagne to me.
S- Sour right from the start, with a hint of sweetness. Quite surprising at first. Full with notes of cherries and balsamic vinegar, really just any vinegar. full of just tart citric notes. Really interesting.
T- Threw me off at first and wasn't sure I liked it. Straight tart and sweet cherries. Took another sip, and another, only to find my self now enjoying this beer. The sour, tart, taste of aged cherries had a great blend of tart and sweet. Not to much of either. Very refreshing.
M- This might be my favorite part of the beer. Hitting the mouth you can feel tart effervescent bubbles rush in your mouth leaving a very pleasant finish. Very crisp and refreshing. Had many similarities to a good champagne not in terms of taste so much but mouthful
O- Im proud to say that after one bottle I was hooked. The semi sweet tartness, with a crisp mouthful and finish left me wanting more. This is now at the top of one of my favorite beers if not leading the list. Its hard it like picking your favorite movie, but know one has seen them all.
Anyways all around i give this beer 5 stars. Very good beer and everyone should try it once, if not twice.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2012 23:10:39 | More by senbrewing
More User Reviews:
4.78/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Drink before 16/09/16.
A - Deep ruddy brown with hints of garnet. The creamy foam on top is so fine that it looks like a nitro pour. Fluffiness of beaten egg whites. Gorgeous. The contrast between head and body gives this beer such an elegant aspect. The head has phenomenal retention.
S - Huge nose of sour red grapes, musty cherry, damson plum. Sweet berry crumble. Scent of red wine vinegar spilled on oak planks. Sour red fruits predominate with the musty and oaky flavours playing a supporting role.
T - The first sip provides a mild mouth-puckering before washing the palate with a richer and fruitier parallel to the nose. I got more sourness on the nose while the palate is treated to a symphony of dark red fruits, musty earth, soured malt and a sweetly vinegary, oaky flavour, finishing dry. Rodenbach Grand Cru is such a juicy and flavourful beer, it's hard to say enough good thing about it. I say this every time, but it amazes me this does not contain any actual fruit influence.
M - Effervescence abounds on the pour, rendering the sumptuously creamy mouthfeel that is in store all the more surprising. The prickliness from the carbonation peppers the tongue on first sip before the the tongue is enveloped by a blanket of russet decoction. Lovely balance.
O - I have not had this beer in about 9 months so I was a little anxious to see if it would be as impressive as I remember it being after drinking many new beers. It is. It's hard to say if I'd change anything about it. I'd perhaps opt for a darker vanilla head, accompanied by a little more funk and sweetness on the nose. Tastewise perhaps a little more funkiness and weirdness. I'd love to try this beer at 10-12% just to see what the additional viscosity could do for the mouthfeel, although it's already superb. A must try.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 20:20:25 | More by abeeronthebeach
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,517 ratings.