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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

2,821 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,821
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 209
Gots: 245 | 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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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2013 20:04:16 | More by thewimperoo
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

01-19-2013 19:06:46 | More by ChrisPro
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-19-2013 18:57:46 | More by ant880
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2013 15:27:12 | More by orangesol
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-19-2013 15:18:38 | More by drummermattie02
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2013 15:10:19 | More by TurdFurgison
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-19-2013 15:00:49 | More by seeswo
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jl28r1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-19-2013 14:56:38 | More by jl28r1
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VinnyA

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-19-2013 14:04:10 | More by VinnyA
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2013 14:03:52 | More by eawolff99
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-18-2013 23:57:23 | More by cwxc818
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

01-18-2013 23:41:41 | More by skaboom420
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-18-2013 14:19:58 | More by waddellc2
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mrbojangles31

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-18-2013 04:16:59 | More by mrbojangles31
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-18-2013 01:58:12 | More by yourefragile
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-17-2013 17:56:19 | More by arniepnminne
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equincel

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-16-2013 04:28:44 | More by equincel
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-14-2013 14:03:25 | More by RedneckBeerz
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AxesandAnchors

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-14-2013 08:03:14 | More by AxesandAnchors
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iKrystin

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-13-2013 20:22:43 | More by iKrystin
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-13-2013 20:12:50 | More by AlexFields
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle into a tulip
no bottled on date

A: Pours a dark mahogany brown with 2plus fingers width of light mocha colored head, that is quite dense and had good retention. Leaves a good amount of streaky lacing.

S: Aroma is tart and sweet dark fruits. Cherries, figs, and currants. A good amount of oak. And a bitter sweetness, like bakers chocolate. There are some vinegary notes that I dont particularly enjoy, that detracts from an otherwise really nice aroma.

T: Some tartness, balanced by a large sweetness. VERY reminiscent of a homemade apple cider. Lots of dark fruit sweetness including plum and cherry to go along with the red apple. There are some malty notes of sweet bread. And the vinegar notes that I found somewhat unpleasant on the nose are here in the taste as well. I like it, but dont love it as I think its a little too sweet, and not enough sour for my palate.

M/D: High carbonation, which gives it a somewhat lively mouthfeel, but
its denser and heavier than I was expecting, and is also somewhat syrupy. Ever so slightly puckering it times, but for the most part the sourness doesnt reach that level. Drinkability is moderate, somewhat limited by the syrupy sweetness.

O: This was my first take on a Flanders Red. Its not what I was expecting, much sweeter and not as sour. I enjoyed it, but I much prefer the lighter feel with greater sour notes of Lambics and Gueuze's. I would drink this again if it were on draft somewhere and I was in the mood for something different, but its not something that I want to go out and buy another bottle of or a beer that would make my regular rotation. Worth a try though, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 20:06:42 | More by zac16125
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Bapoonini

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-13-2013 18:46:29 | More by Bapoonini
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Lakemonster

Oregon

4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at a wonderful new little bar / bistro in Stowe, VT called Crop. I am exploring the world of sours and when I saw this on tap I knew I had to get it, that and they just ran out of the Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy IPA, that was my first choice. The beer is light and refreshing with hints of cherries and a medium sourness. The flavor that is left in your mouth as you put your glass down is the part where this beer really shines. Nice to pair with a bland smooth cheese to reset your palate. I will most def. order this again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 16:08:32 | More by Lakemonster
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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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