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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,517 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2517
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.89%


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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senbrewing

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Poured from a 750ml. Deep vibrant red. Got me excited as soon as it was poured. Head was beautiful lacy white, that stayed up quite awhile. Resembled a champagne to me.

S- Sour right from the start, with a hint of sweetness. Quite surprising at first. Full with notes of cherries and balsamic vinegar, really just any vinegar. full of just tart citric notes. Really interesting.

T- Threw me off at first and wasn't sure I liked it. Straight tart and sweet cherries. Took another sip, and another, only to find my self now enjoying this beer. The sour, tart, taste of aged cherries had a great blend of tart and sweet. Not to much of either. Very refreshing.

M- This might be my favorite part of the beer. Hitting the mouth you can feel tart effervescent bubbles rush in your mouth leaving a very pleasant finish. Very crisp and refreshing. Had many similarities to a good champagne not in terms of taste so much but mouthful

O- Im proud to say that after one bottle I was hooked. The semi sweet tartness, with a crisp mouthful and finish left me wanting more. This is now at the top of one of my favorite beers if not leading the list. Its hard it like picking your favorite movie, but know one has seen them all.

Anyways all around i give this beer 5 stars. Very good beer and everyone should try it once, if not twice.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 23:10:39 | More by senbrewing
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750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Drink before 16/09/16.

A - Deep ruddy brown with hints of garnet. The creamy foam on top is so fine that it looks like a nitro pour. Fluffiness of beaten egg whites. Gorgeous. The contrast between head and body gives this beer such an elegant aspect. The head has phenomenal retention.

S - Huge nose of sour red grapes, musty cherry, damson plum. Sweet berry crumble. Scent of red wine vinegar spilled on oak planks. Sour red fruits predominate with the musty and oaky flavours playing a supporting role.

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,517 ratings.