Mystery Beer Reveal for Tuesday, November 4th

Yesterday’s Mystery Beer was a style that some people choose to shy away from; a sour. For many though, it’s a style that once they tried it they’re hooked. While many some of you thought that we had posted the name of the beer on the chalkboard, it was actually the name of the specific style; Flanders Red Ale. We’re happy that so many of you who choose to dive-in and try the style simply because it was new to you found it as tasty as you did, and that most of you enjoyed more than one pour.

The Mystery Beer was Rodenbach Grand Cru, brewed in Roeselare, Belgium:

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Award Winning* Rodenbach Grand Cru (Alc. 6% Vol.) is a blend of “young” beer (33%) and an older beer (67%) that has matured in oak vats. It is the high percentage of the older ripened-in-oak beer that gives it the complex and intense bouquet with a very long aftertaste like a Grand Cru wine. This is a complex beer with lots of wood and fruity esters, wine-like and with a balsamic vinegar aroma. A sharp taste, fruity, refreshing and with a balanced Madeira-like sweetness.

The late Michael Jackson [the beer writer] bestowed upon this beer the titles of “World Classic” and “the Burgundy of Belgium.”

*RODENBACH® GRAND CRU was awarded a Gold Medal in the category of Belgian Sour Ale at the 2006 World Beer Cup® Seattle,Washington, USA).

Come by and enjoy a glass of this delicious example of a sour, whether it’s your first or you enjoyed a couple of pours of it yesterday as well!