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Brewed by Kronenbourg (Carlsberg)
Style: Fruit Beer
Obernai, France
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle, can, and keg: Filtered.
Strong lager with flavouring and colouring.
Grimbergen Rouge combines the flavors of sweet strawberry, cranberry and elderberry with the spicy notes of an authentic abbey beer. Its ruby color and creamy pinky foam renew the traditional abbey beer.

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrepintado (2892) - Lisbon, - NOV 1, 2012
50cl can. Rose/red color with rose/red medium head. Medium to high fizzy carbonation. Medium sweetness. Red fruit, candy aroma.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomHendriksen (156) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
Het is een mooi kersenrood bier met een roze schuimkraag. In de smaak zijn hints van aardbei en cranberry te proeven.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (6557) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
On tap in De Zandloper, Brugge on 26th Nov 2016. Raspberry coloured with a head head. Decent red berry flavoured and aromatic beer, not too sweet, not too sour. One was enough though.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
BlueGaljoen (131) - FRANCE - OCT 10, 2016
Bire marketing quy me fait fuir, juste raison. Cette bire na rien pour elle. Tout est chimique, sans accroche, rien ne ressort de cette "bire"

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Icedwarf (1343) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
Robijnrood bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is wat flets maar voor een fruitbier niet onaardig. Komt in elk geval niet chemisch over. Is licht zoet met iets van framboos en aardbei. Blijft lastig een echt goed fruitbier te vinden.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from a Delhaize supermarket - apparently new Grimbergens are first launched in France nowadays and only then in Belgium, which comes as no surprise given that they are developed at Kronenbourg now by Carlsberg and therefore first tested on the French market. This one belongs to the category of heavier sweet red fruit beers which have been popular in northern France (and French-speaking Belgium) for years except for the fact that it is a lager, and honestly I suspect the same from Leffe Ruby, which this is clearly an epigone of. Off-pinkish, medium thick head, leaving a complex pattern of both patches in the middle of the liquids surface and in its intricate lacing on the edge of the glass, crowning a clear, deep ruby red beer with vermillion hue. Aroma of artificial strawberry and elderberry extract of course, somewhat less cranberry, on an equal level with a heavy pasteurization smell (cooked Brussels sprouts); apart from these two, I get a ton of refined sugar, molten rubber, overripe sweet tomato or even ketchup, plastic foil, dry breakfast cereals, Roosvice, industrial red fruit jam, old cupcakes. Very sweet onset but admittedly a tad less cloying than I had feared, still very sugary, with a strong but artificial strawberry flavor (as in industrial strawberry jam), darker forest fruits including my late grandmothers elderberry syrup but again completely artificial, cranberry is imaginable with some soft and lemonade-ish, underlying sourishness, medium carbo, slick and still somewhat sticky mouthfeel over a cereally sweetish and somewhat metallic middle; finish adds literally nothing, so the simple track of underlying graininess buried under artificial red berry flavors with that sharpish but simple sourish edge together with sugary sweetness remains. This is a bland and very artificial macro lager in its core, with layers of artificial (I cannot repeat this word enough) red fruit flavors piled on top of it, so as to drown its basic flaws, as it were; the very concept of such a beer cannot but repel the craft beer lover, but if there is one positive note, this is far less cloyingly sweet than I had feared. It does not stick to the teeth or throat in the same way Leffe Ruby and other heavy sweet kriek beers do, making this a bit more quaffable I guess. I still, however, loathe the obtrusively industrial character of it; this is trying to surf on Leffe Rubys success and at the same time trying to be different by, for once, not applying cherry flavors but other red fruits, but it firmly remains stuck in the same league of industrial crap which I sincerely hope no Belgian consumer will fall for anymore. Shame on Delhaize for even advertizing this abomination, though Im willing to admit that they have been making efforts to promote smaller Belgian breweries lately (even BBP has shown up on their shelves lately - I never thought Id live to see that). As for this one: to hell with it, along with any other present-day Grimbergen as far as Im concerned.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rubin77 (1264) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 15, 2016
F: big, pink, good retention. C: dark red, clear. A: malt, artificial strawberries, cherries and forest fruits, syrupy sweet. T: malt, strawberries, cherries, forest fruits, white sugar, medium body, normal carbonation, commercial fruit beer as well, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour in Etterbeek in Brussels.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PintjeFritz (220) - Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
No detail information about the hops, malts and drinktemperature on the can. Clear red beer with a very stable rose head, smell is fruity, taste is after red fruits and summer, ideal for hot days, very light sweet, light body, texture is thin, this is a beer with red fruits and I rate this than a fruit beer for me, (I have 0.5l can with best-before 06/17 and batch 6188Y21)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
midovark (613) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2016
0.5 l can from a random French shop. Deep ruby color, thick, long lasting pink head. Strawberry and cranberry in aroma and taste with sour finish. Short finish, light body, soft carbonation. Refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thomas_W1 (592) - Rastatt, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
Dose 0,5l: Dunkles Rot, Rubin, glasklar, krftiger stabiler feinporiger rosa Schaum; sehr se Nase, dunkle Beeren, Erdbeeren, Brombeeren, schwarze Johannesbeeren, leichte Sure, Bisquitteig; sehr s im Krper, dunkle Beeren, Walderdbeeren, Brombeeren, leichte fruchtige Sure, spritzig, krftige Kohlensure, leicht bittere Se, gegorene Frchte; bitter-ser Nachgang mit krftigen dunklen Beerennoten

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Evilman (147) - Taverny, FRANCE - APR 26, 2016
Probably the best affordable-beer-that-is-not-really-one i know. Its really nothing special, but its definitely a good choice for casual drinks outside or late partys. Quickly boring however, one from time to time still does the trick. APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW !


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