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Rodenbach Grand Cru

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


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RATINGS: 2420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cityzen (101) - FRANCE - OCT 1, 2015
C’est comme du cidre, ça sent le raisin et ça pétille comme du champagne mais c’est une bière d’une couleur brune. La mousse ne persiste pas. Une bière qui change.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (867) - SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. Looks good, deep red with a thick white head. An abundance of sourness to begin with before a sweet finish. Never really strikes a balance between the two main elements.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
walrussell (190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
I know this isn’t fair, but I just do not like this style. Acetic acid just tastes like spoilage to me. And the medium body combined with the vinegar taste is quite disgusting. Dark Red. Smells like vinegar and cherries and a bit of caramel sweetness which is quite gross combined with the vinegar.. Just off-dry, medium-high sour, medium-low bitter. Tastes like vinegar, cherries, raisin, and a bit of yogurt.The body combines with the taste like a car accident. Why do people like this? The flavor is complex, but that really isn’t enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmaneser (85) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2015
Sample @ Hamirubi’s place. Aroma is blend of hops and malt. Hazy amber/brown beer, beige head. Medium sweet taste with a mild sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1573) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 26, 2015
Caña en Cimmeria el 26-09-2015. (r2416). Color marrón oscuro algo rojizo muy turbio con espuma beige poco persistente. Aromas y sabores dulces maltosos y ácidos con bastante gas asemejando a sidras. Original y bastante buena en su estilo. Botella en septiembre 2013 en Cimmeria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (636) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottled. Best by 01/28/17. Pours very dark chestnut brown with slightly grey-beige hear, quickly dissipating. Aroma is vinegar, sweet dark fruits, cherry, fig, caramel malt, ester sweet notes, slight oak character. Pretty solid. Flavor is slight vinegar, sweet cherry, maybe fig, dark fruits, oaky, yet refreshing for sure. Although tart it retains a lot of classic dark Belgian Ale characteristics. Really balanced. For those that aren’t too into sours, great entry beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (388) - SPAIN - SEP 16, 2015
From elcervecero. In Duvel glass. Watching Breaking Bad 4x04. I prefer the classic version. This one is more sour, less fine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtu71 (323) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Tap. Small white head. Hazy dark maroon. Aroma has rhum-raisins. Sour, plums, black cherries, raisins, sharp carbons.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeErikS (35) - TAIWAN - SEP 13, 2015
Pours a leathery brown with light head with little retention. Sour cherries dominates the nose with a hint of caramel malt. Flavor follows the aroma but adds woody and herbal (sage) notes. Mouth puckeringly sour, astringent, with a biting bitter aftertaste. Moderately high carbonation. Interesting but not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (661) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle - pours brown with small head. Aroma is sour cherry, winey and oak. Taste is sharp sour up front then a fruity mellow finish. Medium palate.

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