Rodenbach Grand Cru





Product description

Rodenbach Grand Cru is left longer in the oak casks (named foeders) of the Roeselare “beer cathedral”, which results in a  pronounced version of the Flanders Red-Brown Beer style. Rodenbach Grand Cru consists of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 beer matured two years in oak. The result is a complex and 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.

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 that alchemy of aging, compounds are created that add the final, unmistakable note to the beer: balsamic vinegar.

Dark cherry fruitiness and tartness dominates both the aroma and flavour. Pouring a beautiful deep amber colour with a firm head of beige bubbles. The mouthfeel is medium-full with moderate carbonation, making the tartness crisp and refreshing. 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


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Flanders Red Ale
Flavour Profile
Wood and esters, vinois
Roeselare, Belgium

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