Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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3.9/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a red, barely able to see through, minimal head, no lacing. The smell is tart, sour, hints of breadiness.
The taste is less tart than the smell. It's actually a quite mellow sour (note: I had just tried a Westbrook Gose, which was more sour than this beer). I would think someone looking into sours could start with this, and if they enjoyed it, could take the next step.
So overall, as a beer, this is very solid as its a bridge, I feel, between an acquired style (not one that I necessarily have) and a standard beer. As I said above, a mildly adventurous beer drinker should try this to see where they might want to experiment next.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2013 20:42:53 | More by cjgiant
4.76/5 rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Amazing representation of the style. Flemish red at its best. It's sour just enough but not overpowering. Smells and tastes like fresh juicy cherries. Ruby-red color and a perfect head. Some oak is present and woodiness is mixed with the fruit taste for sure. Grand cru is more refined than the regular rodenbach and for some reason I keep finding it cheaper. Cheers to that.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2013 04:09:24 | More by almightyme3
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,842 ratings.