Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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3,261 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,261
Reviews: 1,002
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 233
Gots: 351 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website

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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Photo of dbrauneis
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown (almost mahogany) in color with garnet red highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of fine visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall thin off-white to light beige head that quickly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall there is a moderate amount of sourness to the nose of this beer with some moderate to strong aromas of vinegar, cherries, oak, and just a hint of vinous/wine notes.

T: There is a light to moderate amount of tartness/sourness that is fairly well balanced with the sweeter notes from the cherries. Moderate notes of oak, vinegar, and wine. Very little bitterness but a lingering acidity that can be appreciated.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with just a touch heavier than light amounts of carbonation. Extremely acidic and prickly on the tongue.

O: Overall this beer is not quite as tart/sour as one might think from an initial sniff, making a little more approachable for people that are new to the style. The beer is fairly easy to drink with a lighter mouthfeel, lower ABV, and not too intense flavors.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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

The Grand Cru displays an elegant dark red body, with a slightly tanned head, and carries a well-balanced aroma with caramelized malts and discrete hops. The taste has a carbonated and refreshing acidity, well-harmonized with the hops. The aftertaste retains a little bit of the acidity, reminding you that you just had an excellent beer.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -65%

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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bottlemixx.

A - dark reddish amber with a large, dense, off white head that has great retention

S - tart, cherries

T - tart cherries, sour, lactic, oaky, winey, mild malt presence

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This was delicious. I was excited to have found it on tap. It has a tremendous flavor that is complex yet drinkable. The tartness isn't overpowering either which helps the drinkability. This is not a style I typically go for, but when I saw the chance to try this one I jumped at it. I would definitely have this again. It was very enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,261 ratings.