Grand Cru by RODENBACH has on average been left for much longer in the oak casks (“foeders”) of the Roeselare “beer cathedral”, which results in a more pronounced version of the “Flanders Red-Brown Beer” style. The result is a complex beer with a great deal of wood and esters, vinous and with a very long aftertaste, just like a Grand Cru wine.
Traditional product, local to the Flanders region - brewed through the same method since 1821. Through fermentation & maturation in oak casks, this beer gets a sweet-sour flavour & complex fruitiness as seen in wine. It consists of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 beer matured two years in oak.
Grand Cru (97 points) - "the benchmark Flandres red...a top example of the classic Belgian style." Wine Enthusiast
In 1821, four brothers of the distinguished Rodenbach family invested in a small brewery in Roeselare, in the West Flanders province of Belgium. Some fifty years later, the grandson of one of the founders took over directorship of the company. He travelled to England where he learned how to ripen beer in oak barrels and then mix old and young beers. Rodenbach became the world’s best-know ‘mixed fermentation’ brewery. In 1998, the company was purchased by Belgium Craft Breweries, owner of PALM Brewery. RODENBACH the original sour ale brewery of Belgium.
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