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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

3,377 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,377
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 251
Gots: 423 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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Ratings: 3,377 | Reviews: 1,026
Photo of drmeto
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap @ Alewife in Long Island City, NY.

My first Flanders Red! Deep ruby color with a bubbly white head. Pleasant, fruity aroma mainly consisting of cherry, cranberry, and plum. I didn't pick up on the complexities that are associated with the style, but the combination of fruit and acidity was really inviting. The flavor is outstanding. The fruitiness, acidity, and malt are all in perfect harmony. The balance is incredible, nothing is overdone. Every thing just works really well. Medium bodied, sour, and tart.

Excellent stuff here. Not sure if you like sours? Give this one a whirl. Highly recommended.

Photo of gruiz2112
4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shigg85
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emeyer
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KetchumSuds
4.76/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KellyD59
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really like the Rodenbach...I drink it like they give you the option in Belgium...with a little bit of pomegranate syrup at the bottom....delicious!!!!

Photo of Shane_Gr
4.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

If this is the same Flemish Red I had at the Toronado, this is currently my favorite beer.

Photo of mchegash
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 4/5
A deep red color. In low-light it looks red-brown, in bright light, it looks brighter red.
Has a small amount of head. Seems quite clear, but due to the darkness of the color, you cannot see much through.

Smell - 4/5
Sour, barnyard funk. Some tart fruitiness, maybe cherries and lemons.

Taste - 4.5/5
A softly tart taste of cherries, wine, barnyard funk, and an overall tart flavor which is hard to describe. When something is hard to describe, I consider that very good, as it likely means this is something that has never been done before. I have never tasted anything quite like this beer. It is tart, but only slightly so. It has a fruity taste of cherries, and other indiscenrabile fruits. Reminds me of Jolly Pumpkin's La Roja, but better. This is a delicious beer.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, in between crisp and creamy. A medium amount of medium to high intensity carbonation. Quite smooth. This is a treat to the mouth.

Overall - 4.5/5
This is an amazing beer. It is sweet and tart and has lots of tart fruit/etc flavor. Yet is still tastes like a beer. At only $9 a 750ml I will definitely be picking up a few more of these.

Photo of rbmjr1
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of toronadotornado
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of straightlambic
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amsterdallas
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tjmiller718
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tart, fruity lemonade nose with light barnyard and over ripe fruit. It pours brilliant chestnut with cherry highlights and a very dense, persistent, finely bubbled, off white foam cap. It attacks with a light sweetness and then the tartness explodes with unsweetened lemon, plum, a little orange, and dark cherry. The sweet and tart oscilate through your mouth culminating in a sweet and sour finish that lingers in a long fruity aftertaste. The carbonation is above average but it has a very fine bead giving the beer a very light, creamy texture.

Photo of Gilyano91
2.14/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

It's not for me,but not bad

Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Catalin90
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of viers002
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Socialiste
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trentland
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HarryHamburger
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sour but not hoppy.not bad

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,377 ratings.