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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,840 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,840
Reviews: 982
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 211
Gots: 250 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

14oz pour on-tap at bier markt mississauga

a: a very gorgeous clear ruby red with about a finger of off-white frothy head

s: really sour vinegar up front, but underneath that is a blend of woody notes and tart fruits, mainly cherries

t: follows the nose. tart to begin with, but leads quickly into fruity notes -- cherries, slight tart apples, berries, even some vinous qualities. the oak flavours add a dimension of complexity, working really well with the fruit tastes. no alcohol whatsoever. dry finish

m: medium-bodied with medium-to-high prickly carbonation, but it's kind of creamy. i love this mouthfeel

o: what an absolute delight of a beer. it's sour, fruity, tasty, and refreshing. i'm glad to have had the opportunity to taste this, and i'll definitely have this again in the future if i ever see it

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Pours a brilliant amber with red highlights and a lingering, frothy khaki head. Aroma is laden with balsamic vinegar and oak. Tart cherry surfaces late. Flavor is slightly sweet, but the balsamic vinegar acetic notes counter to balance. Cherry notes mingle with oak, and somehow, there's an almost creamy mouthfeel. Not as tart as some, but very characterful. It's sweeter than I recall.

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Took me a lot longer to get to this than it should have.

A - Blood red, darker than regular Rodenbach, but just as heady. Crystalline.

S - Sharp tart vinegar leads, a twinge of alcohol and oak, and cherries.

T - Wow. Thank jeebus this was created. Sharp tartness makes your tongue stand on end at the beginning, but quickly changes to sweet tastes of cherry juice, oaky vanilla and earth. Slight bitterness and very slight alcohol flavor, but to me, this helps accentuate the other qualities and puts a nice little "bow" on top. Incredible.

M - Very bubbly, light and clean. Super, super refreshing and cleansing.

O - I understand why people call this the best shelf sour you can buy. Would buy cases of this stuff next time I see it. An absolute gem, and a must-drink for any beer connoisseur.

Serving type: bottle

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,840 ratings.