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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

2,953 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,953
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 212
Gots: 277 | FT: 15
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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Hollywould

Florida

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.

08-15-2014 01:23:55 | More by Hollywould
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

11-12-2011 16:47:54 | More by Gehrig
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

07-19-2014 23:11:25 | More by zeledonia
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Can_has_beer

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

09-01-2014 05:01:26 | More by Can_has_beer
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-31-2014 21:42:51 | More by masterofsparks
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Skud

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-31-2014 07:34:45 | More by Skud
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sheltone60

Texas

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Apple front with a cherry finish. Great sour.

08-31-2014 03:50:39 | More by sheltone60
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zookerman182

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-31-2014 03:24:52 | More by zookerman182
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cbgoods

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-31-2014 01:30:54 | More by cbgoods
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Flaherbear

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%

08-30-2014 22:19:02 | More by Flaherbear
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

08-30-2014 22:16:09 | More by MaseFace
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David_Menendez

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-30-2014 20:55:16 | More by David_Menendez
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Fordknox

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-30-2014 14:20:54 | More by Fordknox
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

4.32/5  rDev +0.7%

08-30-2014 03:43:52 | More by Kingcurio
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-29-2014 03:12:18 | More by craft_shannie
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jstout26

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-29-2014 00:49:44 | More by jstout26
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Jdevoss


3.8/5  rDev -11.4%

08-28-2014 23:31:49 | More by Jdevoss
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confer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-28-2014 22:08:49 | More by confer
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-28-2014 07:24:36 | More by ArdyExfor
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cck5

New York

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-28-2014 01:49:49 | More by cck5
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RocketCityVol

Alabama

4.32/5  rDev +0.7%

08-28-2014 00:25:21 | More by RocketCityVol
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MartijnC


5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-27-2014 22:51:34 | More by MartijnC
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Dogleg

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

08-27-2014 14:10:00 | More by Dogleg
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KnowYourCraft

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-27-2014 06:42:15 | More by KnowYourCraft
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ShriverMO

New York

4.72/5  rDev +10%

08-27-2014 03:16:02 | More by ShriverMO
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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,953 ratings.