Belgium Rodenbach drinking order

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

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  1. monty2000

    monty2000 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2008 Norway

    Hi

    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 ?

    G.
     
  2. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    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 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
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    Which batch of Rouge?
     
  4. monty2000

    monty2000 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2008 Norway

    Second Batch. I have 12 bottles in my cellar :-)
     
  5. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Disciple (385) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    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. BelgianBeerPope

    BelgianBeerPope Initiate (99) Aug 10, 2012 Belgium

    I'll back the order from Dennoman :slight_smile:
     
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