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Brouwerij Rodenbach Grand Cru
99 out of 100
Brouwerij Rodenbach Grand Cru

Style: Flemish-Style Sour

ABV: 6.2

99
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Brouwerij Rodenbach Grand Cru

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What the brewers say

“A blend of one-third young beer and two-thirds beer aged 2 years in oak vats. The oak-matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity, and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Cherry, fig, and raspberry tart aromas dominate. Grape notes with a touch of sourness and low malt sweetness. As it warms, grape notes recede and sourness comes forward.”

Flavor: “Flavors of cherry, blackberry, fig, and biscuity malt with a clean lactic sour. The light sourness is well balanced by the round, full-bodied malt character. Lingering sweetness and a dry finish. Some spicy phenolics. Moderate tartness up front that’s mildly fruity. High carbonation with a medium body. Linger is dry with fruity notes and is medium lasting. Acidity is moderately high and balanced by the residual malt character.”

Overall: “Very crisp and refreshing. High fruitiness mixed with high carbonation and a touch of acetic sourness and touch of herbal. The fruity sweetness is complex and well-balanced with a slight acetic sourness. A classic example of the style. Very tasty and smooth. Not super complex, but very nice.”

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