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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

2,830 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,830
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 210
Gots: 247 | 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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jahbulon

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Belgium

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Texas

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dsm45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Oregon

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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -30.1%

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New Jersey

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Tayloraphilips

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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legallysparkly

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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Okisailor

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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NW2285

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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justwork

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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joe1510

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml
$7.99
Binny's Orland

Rodenbach Grand Cru pours a murky, somewhat hazed rust with lively carbonation rising to the surface. A minimal head of one finger showed up on the pour and left fingers of lace as it fell to a respectable cap. A good looking beer without a doubt and just what would be expected from the style.

Each swirl brings about a sticky head and great aromas. Cherry Sweet Tarts start things of and quickly lead into a tart cherry character. A great sweet and sour (vinegar) character punctuate this brew. Slight acidity tickles the nose and light waves of oak weave in and out of the sweet and sour. The smell of this beer makes my mouth water uncontrollably.

The flavor mimics the aroma. A sweetened candy-like cherry flashes through upfront before tart cherry and cider vinegar wash over the taste buds mid palate. Ghost-like oakiness pokes its head out occasionally but just as quickly disappears. The slight sweetness shows up again on the finish to combine with the sour and oak to create a blast of flavor. Grand Cru is an exceptional beer and a true benchmark of the style that I never tire of.

The body is on the lighter side of medium and shows off a great silkiness. Carbonation is lively and awakens the tongue a bit but is very soft and natural. Extremely thirst quenching but gives that slight pucker as well.

Rodenbach's Grand Cru is an incredibly easy drinking beer. All at once deep in flavor and complexity with a great ability to quench the thirst this beer leaves. This bottle is a pleasure to put away.

This, to me, is the benchmark of the style. A truly great beer for the ages and one I always try to keep on hand. I just can't get enough of the Grand Cru.

Reviewed: 5/26/08

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 02:30:40 | More by joe1510
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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California

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California

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Ohio

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,830 ratings.