Friday, July 10, 2009

Rodenbach Grand Cru

Rodenbach Grand Cru

Ratebeer 3.83 98th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +5

The nose is very assertive with vinegary cherry and raspberry. The taste is like the nose: raspberry vinaigrette with sweet plums. You get a full, tart mouth feel mixed up with alcohol burn, fruit sweetness and vanilla. It is very much like Duchesse but not as tart.

Aftertaste +1

Oddly it ended very dry and tart with a lingering raspberry sourness.

Alcohol Content +1 6.5%

I thought it was stronger until I read the label.
Value 0

It was a good beer, but I would get the Duchesse instead.

Ingame Enhancement 0

I just got the PS3 hooked up again. Gotta hit those drinking and driving games.
Overall 7/10

This was an excellent sour ale or Flanders red ale style, very tart and refreshing from start to end. Certainly not a swigging beer, perhaps something for after dinner.

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