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Rodenbach Grand Cru
« on: February 02, 2014, 06:30:11 PM »
Is on sale at Costco for $7.59/750ml around Portland.
SWMBO just came home with 4. She's definitely developing an eye for the good stuff.
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 05:41:33 AM »
Great! You have lots of salads in your future!  ;)
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 06:25:35 AM »
A classic. I will be that guy, and say it used to be better before Palm bought the brewery.  8)
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 07:47:49 AM »
A classic. I will be that guy, and say it used to be better before Palm bought the brewery.  8)

Big +1. Used to be one of my top favorites. Not so much now, still very good but not the same. Jacobins Rouge is my favorite flemish red.
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 07:50:06 AM »
Great! You have lots of salads in your future!  ;)
She did also come home with greens and cucumbers.  ::)
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 08:00:35 AM »
Just too sour for me. Like stomach bile.
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 08:28:56 AM »
Just too sour for me. Like stomach bile.

I had not picked up the bile note.  :P
I find the sourness to be pretty moderate. But then I do seem to prefer a little more zip in a sour than most.
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 08:36:16 AM »
Just too sour for me. Like stomach bile.

I had not picked up the bile note.  :P
I find the sourness to be pretty moderate. But then I do seem to prefer a little more zip in a sour than most.

I don't know about bile but I have always found that beer to be a bit too vinegary for me. I guess I prefer a bit more lactic sour than acetic
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2014, 08:39:25 AM »
Bile isn't really fair but it makes the back of my jaw tingle like after I've up chucked a little.

I like blended sours but straight up sours not my thing.

+1 to vinegar
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2014, 08:41:11 AM »
Just too sour for me. Like stomach bile.

I had not picked up the bile note.  :P
I find the sourness to be pretty moderate. But then I do seem to prefer a little more zip in a sour than most.

I don't know about bile but I have always found that beer to be a bit too vinegary for me. I guess I prefer a bit more lactic sour than acetic

+1.  I like some sours really well, but not an acetic fan. I get that from Rodenbach.
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2014, 08:44:06 AM »
Yes, it would make a lovely vinaigrette. 
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2014, 09:16:52 AM »
Is on sale at Costco for $7.59/750ml around Portland.
SWMBO just came home with 4. She's definitely developing an eye for the good stuff.

Bought a case a few weeks back.
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2014, 12:20:15 PM »
Just too sour for me. Like stomach bile.

I had not picked up the bile note.  :P
I find the sourness to be pretty moderate. But then I do seem to prefer a little more zip in a sour than most.

I don't know about bile but I have always found that beer to be a bit too vinegary for me. I guess I prefer a bit more lactic sour than acetic

+1.  I like some sours really well, but not an acetic fan. I get that from Rodenbach.

That's funny, I hate vinegar but I hear a lot of complaints about most of my favorite sours that they're too vinegary. I like my sours to be super sour, and they just don't have enough bite for me unless there's some acetic character. This comes from someone who used to do shooters of the sand in the bottom of a sour patch kids jar in my younger days, so YMMV.
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2014, 12:29:03 PM »
Just too sour for me. Like stomach bile.

I had not picked up the bile note.  :P
I find the sourness to be pretty moderate. But then I do seem to prefer a little more zip in a sour than most.

I don't know about bile but I have always found that beer to be a bit too vinegary for me. I guess I prefer a bit more lactic sour than acetic

+1.  I like some sours really well, but not an acetic fan. I get that from Rodenbach.

That's funny, I hate vinegar but I hear a lot of complaints about most of my favorite sours that they're too vinegary. I like my sours to be super sour, and they just don't have enough bite for me unless there's some acetic character. This comes from someone who used to do shooters of the sand in the bottom of a sour patch kids jar in my younger days, so YMMV.

I can see how a note of acetic can be a nice compliment to the rest of the beer and can even lend the beer that bite it needs. I just find in this beer in particular it is out of balance for my palette. It's also been a while since I had one so it, or my palette might have changed.
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Re: Rodenbach Grand Cru
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2014, 05:54:59 PM »
I prefer the vintage ale, though I haven't tasted one since the 2007 vintage.