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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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2,853 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,853
Reviews: 982
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 210
Gots: 253 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website

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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3/5  rDev -30.1%

11-28-2011 15:17:17 | More by danieelol
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-28-2013 18:34:40 | More by Giantspace
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3.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown ruby red color. A nice fluffy tan head. About two fingers worth. A very nice looking beer.
Lots of sour cherry and vinegar on the nose. Raisins, dried plums and sour green apple.
That sour green apple is really prominate on tongue. Tons of initial sourness turns into a tart cherry sweetness on the finish. An almost concord grape flavor on the finish.
Medium mouthfeel with lots of tanginess on the tongue.
I like this one alot more then the Duchesse I recently had. I would drink again for sure if I was able to find the smaller bottles.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 02:08:55 | More by BigMike
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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a long stemmed tulip glass. Dark brown with maybe a finger of head initially. Lots of carbonation visible at the edge of the glass.

Nose is vinegary acidity, with sour cherries and a bit of oak.

Taste is pleasantly sour with a decent amount of sourness. Sour cherries and plums.

Light bodied and nicely carbonated. Not too much of an aftertaste from the sourness.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 03:30:30 | More by nataku00
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4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep red color that looks beautiful with some light behind it and comes with a thick white foamy head. Steady carbonation bubbles flow. Fruit aroma, and you can smell the tartness

Rodenbach is sour and tart. Leaves your mouth begging for more. Abundant sweetness, but not candy sweet - more like sour cherry sweet. The dry finish is perfect.

Light/medium mouthfeel, but very thirst quenching and crisp, crisp, crisp.

Rodenbach is my ultimate standby. Always have some ready to serve. It's cheap, readily available, and nearly the best sour available.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 12:08:51 | More by stealth
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-22-2014 02:51:30 | More by sparx1100
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-09-2014 20:16:43 | More by kmanjohnson
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-12-2013 22:56:11 | More by scottwurst
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-14-2014 17:53:38 | More by JMUbrewz
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3.18/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cool dark red color with a small tannish white head. Smell was extremely sour, very jolly rancherish. Also some cherries and a noticeable vinnegar smell towards the back. Taste was a bit better, with the sour flavors and fruit melding together. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied. This beer was simply too sour for me, and way too acidic for me to handle. Maybe it is just the style. Im not sure...this was my first example of the style. cheers

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2006 15:50:19 | More by jamie2dope
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-06-2013 03:56:08 | More by AlexChillton
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-19-2012 20:49:38 | More by GennyCreamAle
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-11-2011 00:01:48 | More by marct
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is the first time I have had a beer of this style, so comments are a bit unorthodox.

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: very dark copper red; thin head
S: whew! Sour--vinegar. Is that good or bad for this style?
T: like smoking my first cigar; I'm coughing; incredibly flavorful and complex; very sweet and sour; would be ideal as an appetizer

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 20:40:09 | More by Arithmeticus
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A ton of pop on the uncork but no overflow.

A - Great 2 finger head that started off as large bubbles which quickly fell to a trace of tiny bubbles. Slight beige head. Body is a deep, dark amber. Some beautiful lacing.

S - Mmmm. A lot of cherry and raspberry. Only the slightest funk is there in the background.

T - Decent raspberry and cherry flavors again. Some blueberry. Not really funky at all. Hits with the sour up front which sticks with you. Finishes with a touch of sweet sugar.

M - A little lighter than I expected. Carbonation is good, but that body is lacking.

O - I thought this was going to be an amazing work of art, but the body brought it down to just a dang good beer. Well balanced and good to look at.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:50:08 | More by RuckusDu
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-05-2014 22:19:18 | More by July2Nov
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2014 22:10:46 | More by dexterk1
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-13-2014 19:35:13 | More by JakerLou
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-15-2013 19:22:36 | More by Agentveba
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-24-2013 21:28:37 | More by ncelauro
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is brown in color supporting a crisp dissipating head. Smell of prominant fruity sour with some wild yeast and oaky aromas. Taste has a very nice balance of sweet and sour with the yeast and woody oak. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation. Not much on sours, but one of the better sours I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 03:36:32 | More by Bookseeb
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-13-2014 04:41:45 | More by HopsintheSack
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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into 330mL St.Bernardus branded chalice.

Appearance: Pours a very dark reddish-blackish-brown color with a medium tanned head that dissipates fairly quickly yielding to a thick ring of lace and leaving behind a good amount of foam floating on the beer.

Smell: Sour cherry and lemon are predominant, with a slightly woody backing and hints of grain, yeast, and caramel.

Taste: Begins sweetish and mildly tart and spicy, rounding out to a sour flavor somewhere between cherry and lemon. The finish is bittersweet with a solid funky note. There's also a woody and mildly musty noted that makes its way through the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lighter, natural carbonation and a sticky, acidic finish.

Drinkability: A great sour beer that will satisfy a craving for funk without being overpoweringly sour. Complex, without being something that requires too much though. A thoroughly enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 03:53:47 | More by Mosstrooper
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-05-2012 18:19:44 | More by comfortablynirm
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-06-2014 03:03:32 | More by JamesStreet
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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