The Paper Cup Diaries: Rodenbach Grand Cru

I live lavishly.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the first installment of "The Paper Cup Diaries,"a series of shortened posts based on the beers I enjoy whole traveling and staying in hotels.

This weekend I'm drinking Rodenbach Grand Cru. I just picked up the bottle for about $9 at Manchester Wine & Liquor in Connecticut.

It pours a mystery brown, as I'm drinking it out of a paper cup. Opacity? Beats the shit out of me. I'M DRINKING IT OUT OF A PAPER CUP!! Oh my god, I hope some beer snob sees this and flips out.  It does, however, have a dingy, silky, sticky head. It smells great. Sour with some vinegar, all while being a bit fruity. It doesn't taste nearly as tart or acidic as I was expecting. In fact, almost the opposite  It was very fruity and juicy. Lots of sour cherry, with the tart coming in towards the end. It's totally awesome. It drinks great. It's a pleasant carbonation, incredibly smooth and crisp as hell. I put down the entire bottle inside of 2 hours while watching Silent Hill: Revelations without blinking (or noticing).

I friggin' love this beer.


  1. The gold standard for sour beers.


    1. I couldn't agree more. When I drank it I couldn't help but think "why haven't I had this before?!"

      With that said, I have a bottle of Rodenbach 2007 Vintage that's aging in my cellar!