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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

3,109 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,109
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 224
Gots: 311 | FT: 17
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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5/5  rDev +16.6%

JMScowcroft, Sep 23, 2014
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bport89, Sep 23, 2014
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jjdc, Sep 23, 2014
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Kyrojack, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

DbbC, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

californiowan, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Dbrag, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

AndrewBV, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

rightcoast7, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

cmozz, Sep 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml caged and corked bomber into a stemmed MoB teku glass and shared with friends.

Pours a cloudy mahogany red color with a bubbly reddish tan head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose…ahhh, the nose is just wonderful! Lots of toasted malt, ripe fruit sweetness, cherries, hints of oak, some subtle acidity, leather and whispers of some tart barniness. The taste is equally complex and yet so drinkable. Really pronounced red fruit (cherries), but some deeper ripeness in the form of raisins; some toasted malt and caramel, white pepper, leather, oak. The body is full and round, yet light on the tongue with lots of carbonation, but in no way over-carbed. Wow, this is just a fantastic complex, subtle yet highly drinkable beer. Truly delicious!

mtomlins, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a decent macro label. (3.5)

Appearance: poured into a tulip glass. A dark amber-red in colour with visible carbonation across the profile. A thin off-white head lingers for a time before dropping to a thin ring. (3.5)

Aroma: plenty of sour notes up front - currants, cherries, dark fruits, and an almost vinegar note. Not unpleasant though - quite the contrary. (4.0)

Taste: again that lovely sourness comes through nice and strong - almost mouth puckering, but it is softened slightly by a light fruit sweetness. A great sour beer. (4.5)

Aftertaste: still a strong sourness lingers on the palate, with some spice, heavy fruits and a touch of base malts. (4.5)

Mouth feel: absolutely bang-on. I don't know how they manage to make it viscous, smooth and sharp all at the time, but it is very impressive. (5.0)

Overall: definitely the best sour beer I have had to date. Lots of complexity and an fantastic, smooth-yet-sharp mouth feel make this one a must have, even at a price of AU$130+ for 24 x 330mL. Maybe one every now and then as a treat.

SmashPants, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

chadwicktorres, Sep 15, 2014
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,109 ratings.