“The most refreshing beer in the world”
– Michael Jackson
Despite it’s deep rich colour, Grand Cru is an incredibly refreshing beer with lovely balanced acidity and complex notes coming from two thirds of the beer having been matured in oak foeders (barrels) for two years. This is a multi-faceted beer with intensely fruity notes and pronounced flavours of wood and esters, vinous and a very long aftertaste, like that of a Grand Cru wine.
Taste: Grand Cru’s first impression is that clarion acidity, but then the light sweetness from the unaged beer arrives bearing those fruity notes. Somewhere in the aging process, compounds are created that add the final, unmistakable note to the beer: balsamic vinegar.
The mouthfeel is medium-full with moderate carbonation, making the tartness crisp and refreshing.
Food Pairing: Rodenbach is a foodies beer! Pair with a charcuterie board – the acidity and fruitiness in goats cheese in particular will enhance the flavour of one another. For dessert, try a creamy vanilla ice cream or warm caramel pudding.
Awarded ‘Worlds Best Flanders Red Ale’ – World Beer Awards 2021
If you like Grand Cru, you’ll enjoy Rodenbach Alexander which has a base of Rodenbach Grand Cru with added Sour Cherries.