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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

2,853 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,853
Reviews: 982
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 210
Gots: 253 | 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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lamarr04

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bought this beer on special because it is just past its best before date. from what I've read that means it's been about two years in a bottle. never had a fresher bottle but here goes:

750ml bottle poured into medium size wine glass (its the best option I had).

A: Pours a dark reddish brown with fizzy tan head

S: Wow. I've don't have much experience with any of the sour beer styles so that is probably why I was blown away by the smell and taste: Vinegar like sourness mixes with sweet cherry and vanilla. Some oak as well from the aging process.

T: Again this was a holy sh** experience. Tartness and sweetness that I can only describe as cherry like. some earthiness as well, oaky and maybe a bit from the yeast. There may be some malt and hops somewhere in this beer but they are hard to pick out.

M: Fizzy champaign like carbonation cuts the medium body and acts in opposition to the tongue coating quality of the beer. Finishes pretty clean.

D: Amazingly complex beer which makes it a pleasure to consume.

Notes: If I didn't know better, I would be sure that this was brewed with cherries. Its crazy that they achieve that level of fruitiness just through using various strains of yeast.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 07:27:07 | More by lamarr04
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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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