Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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4.68/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Beer pours a deep and murky brown color with a sticky ring of foam.
Aroma is earthy, malt vinegar, sour aroma, and toffee.
Bright sourness, malt mixed with a very smooth sour. A bit of malt vinegar comes through, roast, slightly sweet with a tangy finish.
Very smooth mouthfeel and silky.
Overall a wonderful example of what sour beer can be. It is well balanced with a wonderful acidity. I like the earthiness as well.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2013 22:29:51 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
4.44/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a murky brown color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade that features a beautiful creaminess to it. Lacing is great for the style.
S: A lot going on in this one, and a lot going on that I love, as well. Huge sourness (mainly lactic) is augmented brilliantly by tart cherries. Underneath that are layers of oak and cream. It's complex enough, and immensely enjoyable.
T: The first note on the palate is a wave of pleasant, well-restrained sourness. Then, fantastic cherry notes overtake the midtaste before a finish that strikes a balance between cream-like sweetness and oaky dryness. It's not the sourness or the fruitiness that lures me into this one; it's the sophisticated cohesion between all the different elements which does so.
M: Crisp and light, not to mention refreshing. Mellow dryness and carbonation help it go down with incredible ease.
O: Wow, this kicks ass. On the right kind of day (let's say perfectly sunny, 80F, sitting on a patio) I'd have no trouble crushing multiple 750ml bottles of this left and right. Beautiful stuff, this one.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2013 19:55:12 | More by ThisWangsChung
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,845 ratings.