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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
96
world-class

3,200 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,200
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 224
Gots: 329 | FT: 18
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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Photo of Hollywould
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Draught pour into mini tulip glass.

Appearance: Clarity is Hazy, color is Brownish/Mahogany
Aroma: Intensely sour, with some sweetness. Notes of green apple lemon-lime and herbal, slight orange citrus and tart & overripe cherry.
Taste: Sweet on entry, green apple skin, lemon-lime, then a burst of cohesive flavors and a sour pucker towards the end. Finish is tart with green apple and cinnamon.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy, foam, dry feel that leaves you salivating and anxious for the next sip.
Overall: A wonderful, drinkable, exciting beer that makes you crave each sip. It is sour but a slight sweetness balances the palette.

Hollywould, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Gehrig
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at The Independent in Tampa, FL.

Deep ruby red with dark orange trim, topped by a finger of white foam; nice lacing and and head duration, a very good-looking beer all around.

Good aromas, nicely sour with some maraschino cherry sweetness, but more raspberry.

The taste is excellent, really sour, almost puckeringly so, but with some sweet berry and cherry as well. Raspberry and blackberry are evident, with cherry in the finish. It reminds me of a delicious, sour version of Ommegang's Three Philosophers, no light comparison given my deep fondness for 3P.

The mouthfeel is just about ideal--very smooth, but with a nice creaminess, a velvety finish that brings a hint of tart in the end.

This really impressed me, so much so that ordering a second quickly on the heels of the first was in order. Fabulous beer, a very pleasant surprise. Highly recommended.

Gehrig, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of zeledonia
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A classic beer, and one I've yet to try. Tasted 11 July 2014.

Pours deep cherry-wood rust brown, clear but dark. Two fingers of yellowish-tan head tinged with red.

Smell is delightfully tart. Cherries, wood, and acidity. Lovely, if a bit on the simplistic side.

Taste is outstanding. Starts out tart, bends fruity, then brings back the sour pinch. All the while little variations are playing on the edges, adding complexity. Definitely on the acidic side of balanced, but with enough fruit presence and balancing sweetness that it's not a straight paint-stripper. Yum.

Feel is, likewise, outstanding. Full-bodied and robust, but airy and flowing as well, with medium-high carbonation that fizzes up and stirs the pot of tastiness. An excellent fit with the taste.

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.

zeledonia, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Deltoro, Yesterday at 08:32 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

siege06nd, Yesterday at 12:46 AM
Photo of JackRWatkins
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

750 ml bottle in tulip glass (duvel glass)

I've been wanting to try this beer ever since I heard michael jackson talk about it in one of the beer hunter episodes and and additional interview, it does not disappoint, to me, this is beers answer to wine, it's very vinous and tart, tastes of dark fruits and cherry (only a bit) it is delicious and it is definitely worth your time, hint (as with most beer, have it colder rather than warmer)

JackRWatkins, Wednesday at 11:18 PM
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

cdaug66, Wednesday at 08:31 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Ultimate, Sunday at 01:55 AM
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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%

booga73, Sunday at 12:19 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -16.1%

Dekhar, Saturday at 08:03 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

AlexAfonin, Saturday at 08:01 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%

csallen10, Nov 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

tylerstravis, Nov 21, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -5.8%

ckollias, Nov 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

rodzm14, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

VaTechPhilly, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

80x2HopHead, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

hansavijaticar, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

a77cj7, Nov 19, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BigRedDog, Nov 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

eskilgh, Nov 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Techichi, Nov 18, 2014
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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 3,200 ratings.