Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by sommersb:
4.55/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tasted On: 06-17-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle
Glassware: Cervoise glass
Purchased: Single from Whole Foods, Nashville
Pours with 4 fingers of a light tan head on a clear, dark red-brown beer with ruby highlights when held to the light. Head retention and lacing are both very good.
Aromas are very sour, with cherry fruit characteristics. Other smells include oak wood and vinegar. Very strong red wine aromas on this one.
Taste is both sour and sweet, featuring a wine-like acidity. The Grand Cru is more puckering and sour than the classic red version. Flavors include tart fruits, with a little citrus, plus wood and tannin notes.
Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, with medium to high carbonation and a medium body. The finish is mainly sour with a slight sweetness.
Overall, this is a ramped-up version of the Classic Red Rodenbach, showing stronger sour and tart fruitiness. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2012 22:47:45 | More by sommersb
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
14oz pour on-tap at bier markt mississauga
a: a very gorgeous clear ruby red with about a finger of off-white frothy head
s: really sour vinegar up front, but underneath that is a blend of woody notes and tart fruits, mainly cherries
t: follows the nose. tart to begin with, but leads quickly into fruity notes -- cherries, slight tart apples, berries, even some vinous qualities. the oak flavours add a dimension of complexity, working really well with the fruit tastes. no alcohol whatsoever. dry finish
m: medium-bodied with medium-to-high prickly carbonation, but it's kind of creamy. i love this mouthfeel
o: what an absolute delight of a beer. it's sour, fruity, tasty, and refreshing. i'm glad to have had the opportunity to taste this, and i'll definitely have this again in the future if i ever see it
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 01:18:55 | More by kevinlater
4.31/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant amber with red highlights and a lingering, frothy khaki head. Aroma is laden with balsamic vinegar and oak. Tart cherry surfaces late. Flavor is slightly sweet, but the balsamic vinegar acetic notes counter to balance. Cherry notes mingle with oak, and somehow, there's an almost creamy mouthfeel. Not as tart as some, but very characterful. It's sweeter than I recall.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 02:26:07 | More by barczar
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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