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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

2,771 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,771
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 206
Gots: 232 | 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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HopHead29

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-08-2012 14:55:32 | More by HopHead29
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spoony

Colorado

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

From a 11.2 oz bottle into a snifter.

A-Pours a murky brown with golden highlights. Not much red to speak of. There was a half finger of khaki head that died down pretty quickly. The thin ring left behind didn't leave much lacing. Not much visible carbonation.

S-It was not super-tart like some other sours, but you know you're drinking a sour brew. There is a sweet, somewhat malty backbone. I got cherries, green apple, and grapes. I didn't pick up much heat or wood initially, but as the beer warmed, the smell got a little more funky and oaky.

T-This tasted like real cherries (sour cherries), not just some beer-like imitation of fruit. Very fresh with just the right amount of sour for me. The flavors are on the sweeter side, but it isn't just sweet juice, there is a long finish of tartness that hangs around the back of you mouth.

M-Really smooth and balanced. Not particularly carbonated, but not slimy or oily feeling. Again, quite drinkable for a sour without being boring.

O-I really enjoyed this. If I were looking for a sour that I could drink easily without overpowering everything else on my palate, but something that is still concentrated/interesting enough to be worth drinking, I would go here.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 05:38:29 | More by spoony
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-08-2012 00:55:02 | More by HamGlade10
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a dark clear amber red with a rich thick head and exceptional lacing.

Smell – Cherries, intense oak, a nice sweetness combined with sour, with a hint of grapes and red licorice.

Taste – Cherry, with a sweet and sour that balance each other out.

Mouthfeel – A light carbonation; very smooth and slightly creamy, with a slightly sour aftertaste.

Drinkability – A great sour beer because it's not overly sour.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 04:46:35 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-06-2012 21:52:00 | More by heddar33
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-06-2012 21:22:40 | More by GeoffreyM
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

corked caged 750ml bottle with BB 070314 on bottom of bottle

A- pours a dark chestnut color with a 1 finger tan head that recedes to a fresh filmed cap thru out

S- was grapes and black cherry with dark fruit it had a sweet and sour smell nothing overpowering but very inviting

T- perfection! tart cherries with currant fruits a sweet grape taste with oak in the background

M- it was tart upfront but was sweetened with wine like taste a subtle amount of wood with with just the right sweet and sour mix

O-outstanding brew for the style and $8 will not be beat,this is in a top tier rung for the style

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 20:23:51 | More by gatornation
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-05-2012 18:19:44 | More by comfortablynirm
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Partridge

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-05-2012 13:24:43 | More by Partridge
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SourFanatic

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-05-2012 03:32:17 | More by SourFanatic
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Bilianas


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-02-2012 09:07:59 | More by Bilianas
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sproston33


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-02-2012 00:41:16 | More by sproston33
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-01-2012 23:11:18 | More by RandyKemka
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-01-2012 23:11:01 | More by st9647v3
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-01-2012 16:09:45 | More by HopBrain
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Filosoof

Netherlands

4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From some beers you will never forget where and when you drank your first. Rodenbach is such beer.

My first impression was (like the colour): Ice-tea-beer. My second impression was Ice-tea-beer (because of the sourness). My third impression is: there's nothing like Rodenbach.

L: the foam won't win be world champion;
S: not too powerful, but elegant, nuts, vanilla, milky sours;
T & M: absolutely great; starting round and fresh, with a nice sour finish, a very tine tartness.
O: classic!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 19:15:34 | More by Filosoof
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-30-2012 18:01:44 | More by JasonSiedman
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-29-2012 03:51:53 | More by troysoy2
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-28-2012 22:06:56 | More by reitzbrewing
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DioS

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-28-2012 19:55:16 | More by DioS
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NateD


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-28-2012 02:23:45 | More by NateD
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Jakers90

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-27-2012 00:57:02 | More by Jakers90
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Chrisdslap

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-26-2012 01:56:33 | More by Chrisdslap
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chestnut brown colour that is topped with a thumb sized, light brown head with a foamy texture and solid retention.

Sour cherry and dark fruit aroma to kick things off and backed up by some tarty aromas. There is some sugar and sweetness in the middle and a hint of grape and acidity.

Lingering sour taste to it and it just seems to go on and on. There is some cherries, grapes and apples along with a definite sugar presence and a little bit of tart. Almost like a champagne at points towards the end.

Medium and very smooth with some acidity and a huge helps of sourness that follows this. It is quite sweet and goes down a treat with great balance and medium, bordering on strong carbonation.

An exceptional beer and one that I could drink all night, the flavours and aromas had great balance and all seemed to work well together for the better of the beer. At first I thought the sourness would prove to much for me but it settled down a little with great depth.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 20:06:43 | More by flyingpig
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-25-2012 18:30:51 | More by slowdaddy
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,771 ratings.