Rodenbach Red Tripel - 8.2 vol%
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Time for Rodenbach's newest beer!
It's become an 8.2 vol% tripel, made for their 200th anniversary ! Yes, a jubileum beer.
Only available at supermarket chain Colruyt here in Belgium at €8.45 per bottle.
Opening that bottle and savoring was a COMPLETE surprise
I really expected a lactic sour vintage something.
But no, it is a fruity tripel with a faint hint of wood. Nothing Oud Bruin
This beer is very smooth and soft. Not much carbonation.
The color is copper amber.
My first taste impression immediately gave me Palm Royale! Yes, such a typical Palm flavors there, which greatly explains that softness.
It's a blend from a tripel and an "unknown (secret)" amount of "foederbier" Yes, top-secret
But strangely enough I also had some fruity (Kriek) notes. Did they also blend with one of their fruit beers ? Yes, possible.
This is possibly one of the most delicate Belgian beers I ever had!
Such a subtle beer ! The 8.2 vol% is hardly noticed, but it sure is that strong, believe me.
That blending that's been done must've taken many hours, days, months to complete. What a masterly blend folks !!!
This beer also KEPT me nosing. What a fantastic delicious nose ! The wood in the nose is such a pleasant experience.
It's also a masterpiece in balance. Nothing, but nothing has been overdone here. Amazing !!!!
A beer to enjoy with alot of attention and care. That delicateness is such a masterpiece.
My upper felicitations towards brewmaster Rudi Ghequire for having achieved such a GREAT jubileum beer.
A beer that is such a justified tribute to the 200 years of Rodenbach brewing !
I want more .....
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