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Grand Cru Rouge by Brewery Ommegang
Flanders Red Ale
5.50 % ABV


 
Review by seaoflament on 09/07/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 8 16 4 8 2008
On tap at O’Brien’s.

Served in a Chimay glass.

Dark brown color with some ruby edges. About a half inch of foam amassed and quickly settled to a ring.

Tart and sweet cherry aroma, wood, and vinegar. Not too floral actually, couldn’t really pick up too much at first. A little more aroma now that the glass is half empty, some tart fruits and green apple.

The taste is very similar to the aroma. Starts off with some mildly tart and sweet cherries upfront with a good amount of oakiness and vinegar in the second half. Not as tart as I had hoped…reminds me of an aged Lost Abbey-Red Poppy. Woodsy finish with a little lemon tanginess. A little more tartness increases after every sip but it just doesn’t develop as much as I want. Vinegar and apples come to mind too.

Semi-dry and somewhat thin on the palate, but appropriate for the style, very soft and low carbonation.

I enjoyed the last fourth of the glass a lot more than I did the rest, maybe it was getting to just the right temperature but I didn’t get this one cold at all.

The first half of the glass the vinegar felt a little strong, it just held on to the back of the throat, lingered on for a while, and almost made me feel like this one had the “vinegar limit” for my taste. The last half was a little better.

Served In: Flute Glass

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