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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

2,769 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,769
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 205
Gots: 232 | FT: 14
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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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-31-2013 23:05:43 | More by acurtis
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-31-2013 19:26:07 | More by JohnnyChicago
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-31-2013 17:25:15 | More by AKuehn47
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sustyhops

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-30-2013 23:51:55 | More by sustyhops
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gtank

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-30-2013 18:05:07 | More by gtank
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NWer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-30-2013 01:46:52 | More by NWer
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter. Purchased at High Spirits in North Providence, RI.

Appearance- Pours a slightly hazy, auburn-cherry colored body with a thick, off-white 3" head that reduces at a medium rate and leaves very little lacing.

Smell- Call me crazy but I get a very distinct aroma of chili peppers upfront, combined with a vinegary character that this beer's high lactic acid content creates. Further evaluation reveal some fruit, raisin, cherry aromas. There's some vanilla-caramel aromas in the background. Very unique and inviting.

Taste- Amazingly complex, I don't even know where to start. Let's start with the initial taste - it's an interesting combination of sweet and sour, the sour coming first and the sweetness following. Tart grape and cherry skins combined with balsamic vinegar notes. The follow through reveals a fruity, estery, vanilla-molasses sweetness that really compliments the initial sourness. The finish is slightly roasty and the oak barrels come through.

M- Medium body, medium-light carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

Such a unique style done to near perfection - you don't get this combination of flavors in any other style. The complexity is outstanding and the balance of sour to sweetness is amazing. Whether you're new to craft beer or a seasoned veteran, if you haven't tried this beer you need to seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 01:26:58 | More by gcamparone
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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largefarva

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-29-2013 00:27:52 | More by RocksteadyRye
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TychoNDC

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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bruindre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-26-2013 20:03:02 | More by thebouch01
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-26-2013 17:17:47 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Nyczj

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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jfstilling

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-23-2013 23:23:23 | More by jfstilling
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-23-2013 09:46:22 | More by lucas1801
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,769 ratings.