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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

2,812 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,812
Reviews: 979
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 209
Gots: 243 | 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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deadonhisfeet

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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a large corked bottle into a Unibroue La Fin Du Monde tall snifter. The appearance is dark, murky reddish-brown (like raspberry iced tea) with a nice off-white fluffy head. The nose is decidedly fruity and acidic, with notes of tart cherries and a slight touch of wet hay.

The beer is medium-bodied with a firm mouthfeel and a very refreshing tart flavor with a balancing, underlying sweetness. The predominant flavors I get are cherries, sour candy, a nice wine-like acidity, and a pleasantly drying finish. There's an elusive herbal quality to the finish that I can't quite place. The balance of sweet and sour seems to improve a bit as the beer warms.

This is a world classic and I'm glad I finally took the time to sit and review it. Fans of sour beers, Lambics, and American Wild Ales should seek this one out if they haven't already. What a perfect way to welcome the coming Spring!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 17:56:46 | More by deadonhisfeet
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No question why this beer is renowned. It's great across the board, nothing bad, and a whole lot good. Deliciously tart with just the right amount of fruit to complement it. I'll be drinking more of this.

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,812 ratings.