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Rodenbach Grand Cru

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Rodenbach Grand Cru Flemish Red Ale

FLEMISH RED ALE

Rodenbach Grand Cru

Flanders is famous for its unusual sour red ales, whose distinctive acidity develops from a special bacterial fermentation. Rodenbach is the region's super star, whose top beer is world renowned. Their "Grand Cru" is aged in giant oak casks for at least two years before release, acquiring both smoky oak and toasty maturation flavors in the process. The beer's sharp aroma suggests citrus fruit and sour cherries, and sweet-tart fruity flavors burst on the palate. This is an exceptional beer for food, able to stimulate and satisfy the appetite at once.

Price: $9 (750 ml)




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(Updated: 06/07/13 SG)

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