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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

2,766 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,766
Reviews: 977
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 204
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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justinbrown

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-11-2012 00:02:26 | More by justinbrown
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videofrog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-10-2012 12:57:58 | More by videofrog
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-10-2012 08:19:12 | More by strongaf
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epistate

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-10-2012 00:56:01 | More by epistate
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acat25

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-09-2012 06:31:53 | More by acat25
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Flanders Red might be my favorite Belgian style, and Rodenbach Grand Cru is one of the best I've tried. Tart cherry & grape flavor causes the most pleasant of puckers. Nice, mild carbonation is enough to tingle your tongue and it has a synergistic effect with the tartness. What a fantastic beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2012 19:18:27 | More by TheRealBigC
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blockhead


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-07-2012 12:19:34 | More by blockhead
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mattizmyname


4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-07-2012 06:22:04 | More by mattizmyname
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cleonile2000

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-07-2012 02:35:44 | More by cleonile2000
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dianimal

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-03-2012 21:15:10 | More by dianimal
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-03-2012 02:34:24 | More by Swonkie
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TheDrunkMonk

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured it from a 750 ML bottle. Nice dark rusted reddish hue with a creamy 2 finger head that disapates slowly. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma is all dark cherries and toasted oak and vanilla notes. Smells tart and sour almost metallic. Taste is all sour cherries and raspberries. A little spice lingers on the palette. Mouthfeel is medium body with mouthwatering acidity and long finish. I like this as much as the Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 22:30:34 | More by TheDrunkMonk
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-01-2012 17:36:08 | More by sdaly3
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ambruns1979

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-01-2012 06:01:19 | More by ambruns1979
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a murky brown like melted brown sugar, and there is a nice light cream head on top that circles the glass but leaves the middle clear. The second pour produced a bigger head with some slight tanning to it. The beer is quite dark and very murky, but there are some light carbonation bubbles. There is also a nice dark rose tinge to the color. The beer smells big and sour with strong cherry leather wafting. The alcohol is also a little present at the back of the nose, leaving a slight spicy burn. The beer also smells richly caramelly, but this is over powered by the vinegar sour which stings at the nose, and the cherry leather which plays with the caramel. The beer tastes wonderfully cherry tart with terrific and strong esters coming off the yeast and suggesting green apples and slight pineapple accents. Of course this beer is mostly about the big sour taste, and it delivers beautifully, bringing big sweet fruit notes over the tongue while it puckers the sides of my mouth. The initial rush of flavor is big with sour cherry, but as the beer opens up it really highlights the esters beautifully. The aftertaste is very strong with the apple esters and the remnants of the sweet cherry. As the beer warms the apple esters also become more dominant. The mouthfeel is prickly and effervescent with carbonation, leaving it a little harsh on the tongue, but the beer is soft and chewy, leaving the palate wet with lots of dry patches and wanting more as it puckers with the sour after-shocks. Overall this is another tasty Flanders Red that is quite cheap and easily accessible making it a great introduction to the style. I liked Oude Tart a little more than this I think, as it was thicker and got a little more caramel into the sour, but this is a terrific sipper and is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 01:56:42 | More by Maxwell
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Nutwood

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-01-2012 01:10:42 | More by Nutwood
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reviticus


4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-30-2012 19:45:50 | More by reviticus
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Danny1217

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark red with a very fizzy head that fades quickly. Lots of carbonation visible. Good lacing.
Smells very sour and acidic. Some dark fruits and caramel, but mostly an almost vinegar strength acidic smell.
On first sip it tastes very simple. The sourness is the first thing that comes out. After a few sips I seemed to finally get a grasp on all the flavors going on. Some dark fruits, almost like a Belgian dark ale, with a lot of sourness to go with it. Tart cherries and apples. Some nice oak character. Medium body and carbonation. Very drinkable.

I think I have found the sour beer for me. It's a very reasonable price and probably the best tasting one I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 18:11:50 | More by Danny1217
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-30-2012 15:28:09 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-30-2012 11:48:45 | More by polishkaz
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Lordkrystic

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-27-2012 19:46:18 | More by Lordkrystic
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip. Poured a deep dark ruby red with a one finger off-white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, wood, vinegar, and sour. The flavor was of sweet malt, vinegar, fruit, wood, and tart. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I have had this one before out of the bottle and I have to say that It carries over quite well on-tap as well. The vinegar touch on this brew is what keeps me coming back to it over and over. This also includes the various Vintage versions that I have had in the past as well. Really enjoyable and definitely brings the pucker along for the ride to keep you on your toes. An absolute must try as Rodenbach is doing good things with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 10:45:00 | More by thagr81us
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-23-2012 03:17:53 | More by jrohrbacher
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-21-2012 22:35:37 | More by Molson2000
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-19-2012 00:39:20 | More by Hopstout
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,766 ratings.