Grimbergen Rouge - Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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Reviews by Augustiner719:
3.55/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500ml can into a .5l tumbler.
Pours a clear deep red color with a nice pink pillowy head that leaves nice lacing as you drink. The beer is very brightly red colored and also has a pomegranate color to it that looks refreshing. THe aromas are very pronounced fake fruity raspberry and lemon peel aromas, standard for these types of beer so thats where the average taste rating comes in. Mouthfeel is nice spot on with loads of carbonation, a bit thin and astringent on the finish. Overall if you need a fruity beer for a picnic or a girl or something, this is pretty good.
Serving type: can
04-22-2012 17:16:34 | More by Augustiner719
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3.8/5 rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
We pour a raspberry-colored brew. It holds half finger tall head of purple/pink bubbles, and this dissipates quickly. Spots and sheets of lacing are left, along with a thick ring of bubbles around the edges. Carbonation is quite active, and there is a good haze to the beer. The nose is serious, with strong vibes of frozen strawberries, and raspberry cotton candy. The malts are even and pale, with light adjuncts. There is poppy seed and pit, giving an earthy vibe to it. With warmth comes sourness, like Smarties candies, giving us thoughts of a light lambic/sour. All of the flavor is packed into the front, leaving the finish surprisingly mild. As we sip, the first flavors are those sour berries from the nose. These sit on a bed of soft, wheaty malts. There are white sugars, enhancing the sweetness, and pulling us to the middle, where there is a peak of sour fruit. There is also the slightest haze of fermented, warm strawberries, as if they had been left sitting out for an hour too long. The middle then drops off quickly, leaving hollow grain to take us to the finish. The malts are soft, with more wheat, and an adjuncty steely grain. The aftertaste is equally as mild, with more of that same grain, and tangs of fruity cotton candy. The body is medium, and the carbonation is almost too high. There is great slurp, pop, and cream to each sip. The mouth is coated with watery grain, and not overly dried by the end. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how fruity and refreshing it was. The flavor is there up front, but it fizzles out appropriately, leaving no sour taste, and a happy mouth. The mouthfeel was soft and creamy, but the bubbles were a bit too much at times. The smell was souring, fruity, and wonderful, and really set things up nicely. The flavor followed through evenly, making for a brew that was certainly pleasant to drink, and something we would certainly get again.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2012 22:02:05 | More by TheBrewo
Grimbergen Rouge from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.