Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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4.45/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 11.2 oz bottle into a snifter.
A-Pours a murky brown with golden highlights. Not much red to speak of. There was a half finger of khaki head that died down pretty quickly. The thin ring left behind didn't leave much lacing. Not much visible carbonation.
S-It was not super-tart like some other sours, but you know you're drinking a sour brew. There is a sweet, somewhat malty backbone. I got cherries, green apple, and grapes. I didn't pick up much heat or wood initially, but as the beer warmed, the smell got a little more funky and oaky.
T-This tasted like real cherries (sour cherries), not just some beer-like imitation of fruit. Very fresh with just the right amount of sour for me. The flavors are on the sweeter side, but it isn't just sweet juice, there is a long finish of tartness that hangs around the back of you mouth.
M-Really smooth and balanced. Not particularly carbonated, but not slimy or oily feeling. Again, quite drinkable for a sour without being boring.
O-I really enjoyed this. If I were looking for a sour that I could drink easily without overpowering everything else on my palate, but something that is still concentrated/interesting enough to be worth drinking, I would go here.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2012 05:38:29 | More by spoony
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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 2,770 ratings.