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Rodenbach drinking order

Discussion in 'Benelux' started by monty2000, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. monty2000

    monty2000 Zealot (95) Norway Dec 17, 2008


    I am going to serve Rodenbach Vintage, Grand Cru and Caractere Rogue to some friends next weekend,

    The Caractere Rouge will be served last. But what is best; Vintage before Grand Cru or Grand Cru before Vintage ?

    Suggestions ?

  2. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (505) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    Grand Cru is definitely mellower imo, so if you want to taste anything after the Vintage, I'd go for that.

    My personal order would be:

    Grand Cru - Caractère - Vintage
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  3. claaark13

    claaark13 Advocate (680) Indiana Nov 29, 2007

    Which batch of Rouge?
  4. monty2000

    monty2000 Zealot (95) Norway Dec 17, 2008

    Second Batch. I have 12 bottles in my cellar :)
  5. Jealous! Great idea for a tasting. The question will arise: Is there such a thing as "enough" Rodenbach in one sitting? I am usu. using Grand Cru as a session opener to turn the palate on and make it receptive for all to come. In that case, there could be an argument that any order may reveal new and different things. I think you have to do a 6-way tasting and report back.
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  6. I'll back the order from Dennoman :)

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