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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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3,110 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,110
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 224
Gots: 311 | FT: 17
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

303rd Review
33cl bottle poured into Westy 12 chalice

A: Burgundy. ½ (mocha) fingernail head on brisk pour.

S: Candied brown sugar, vanilla, vinegar, and touch of caramel.

T: Sweet red fruit, soft caramel, and rounded tartness. Very enjoyable.

M: Medium body with soft carbonation.

O: I've never enjoyed a capped bottle of the Grand Cru previously (only draft and C&C bottles), but this was quite good. Very young and "fresh" for a Rodenbach, but quite tasty nonetheless.

spdyfire83, Dec 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

brutalist, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

SGToliver, Nov 22, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle split and poured served into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear but very dark ruby red with a 1 finger off white head. Pretty good visible carbonation. Leaves some good lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Just a hint of any sour. A fairly non-desrcript beer, maybe a spice or something in the background.

T: Was surprised at the amount of oak that came through on this brew. A very yeasty and malty blend but a great sour and funky backbone. One of the more well balanced sours I have tried. Fairly sweet, candied sugar?

M: A smooth, velvety character with a crisp finish. Has a great carbonated mouthfeel almost like a soda.

Overall a beer I would love to have again. Impressive sour and sweet combination going on here. Can tell this is blended with care and doesnt spare the oak aged ales.

CloudStrife, Nov 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy deep cooper with orange and ruby highlights. The head is light tan made of creamy bubble with a good retention. Some lacing.

S: A strong fruit aroma of red currents and sweet red cherries with a moderate sour aroma. There is a moderate spicy phenol, a little bit of malt aroma and a light chocolate note. No hops, no diacetyl.A little bit of leather

T: Strong complex, fruit flavors again with red currents but the cherry flavor seems tart with the moderately-strong sour flavor. A moderately-light sweetness provides a counterpoint to the sour but the balance is fairly tart and satisfyingly so at that. A light chocolate note. No hops flavor and a restrained, light hops bitterness. The wine-like character is very evident with some tannic and acidic bitterness. No diacetyl.

M: Smooth and creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation. No warmth.

O: A outstanding Flanders and a world class beer. The fruit and that sourness are strong but in balance with the other element. I'm partial to the Flanders Red style so I'm trying not to let it bias my score but this is almost perfection.

MadScientist, Nov 16, 2012
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,110 ratings.