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Rodenbach Grand Cru

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Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 of beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolfcarnival (56) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2014
Had this in the park 20/07/14 with cam and rach. pours a red brown with small poppy head. smells of sweet n sour sauce, red wine, dark cherries. taste is pretty wild. mostly malt vinegar and buttery sugar sweetness. bit of cherry in there too. the vinegar vibes kinda heavy handed. it was weird but im glad i tried it

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimplySike (799) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours brown with tan head.
Aroma sour, tart, cherry, some sweet fruits.
Taste sour cherry, some woody sweets.
Mouthfeel thin.
Sour is just not my thing, but I can see why this is a great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReV2 (141) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
THE supreme sour beer, not too sweet. not too sour. Not as complex as when the bottles were wrapped in paper but still good nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (138) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
Dark brown with a hint of ruby. Sour cherry taste, woody notes. Medium fruity finish with cherry put dryness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (643) - LATVIA - JUL 18, 2014
Decent brew, but sourness feels bit dull. Nice berries, fruity, bit oak, light malty, spices. Too sharp sourness and acidic. Drinkable, worth to try, but not second time

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
pours a chestnut colored brown with hints and highlights of ruby. When poured vigorously, a nice 1’’ head was produced. A dense foamy head that fades quickly. The aroma is that of tart and cidery with hints of church pews. Tastes tart and cidery. Hints of a good wine too. A touch of oak barrels. Light lactic tartness is refreshing. Some fruity tones are evident. A refreshing, thirst quenching beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (265) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at Känguruh Pub, Vienna. Dark red body, with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma is sour, with ripe fruits, cherry, tart, earth. Taste is dry, sour and sweet at the same time and in a great balance, with about the same aromas, also wine like, wood, some caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, with a medium, smooth carbonation and it finishes long, sour-fruity, dry. Tasty! Complex full and refreshing at the same time. The fruit and tart notes are delicious and become more complex the more this beer warms up.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at De Paas. Pours red brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of overripe fruits, tart red berries, caramel, sweet malt, raisins, a little barnyard funk, wood and a little apple. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate sour. Full bodied with light carbonation. Excellent. Had many times but this is the first time I actually rate it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilevator (10) - RUSSIA - JUL 7, 2014
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ennessdee (11) - - JUL 4, 2014
Served in chalice. Deep red slight brown colour. Little head soon disappeared .aroma of dark cherry, red wine, oak. Tart with sweetness. A very complex mouth. Tanninic oak. Once allowed to breath,warmed and become subtle. Taste buds started to really enjoy.


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