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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

2,915 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,915
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 212
Gots: 269 | 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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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-31-2012 22:07:15 | More by gueuzegossage
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-30-2012 19:12:26 | More by OriolesFan1008
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warnerry

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

A - Pours deep mahogony with less than one finger of tan head and no lacing.

S - Nice aroma of cherries and other tart fruit. A bit of acetic acid, some sweet malt and mild funk.

T - Amazingly fruity for a beer with no fruit added. Lots of cherry, a touch of lemon and grape. Some sweet malt in the middle, with a touch of vanilla. Nice tartness, but not bracingly sour. Very tasty and refreshing.

M - Medium mouthfeel that manages to still be crisp and refreshing.

O - Very good Flanders red. Amazingly fruity. This is one I'd like to keep around often.

05-29-2012 03:02:35 | More by warnerry
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Poured a nice deep red color but as it settled it was very much a deep red-borwnish color with a nice white cap

S: Dark fruits, fresh and ripened cherries with vinegar, wood and funk

T: Tart dark and red cherries on the tip of the tongue. It's delicious. Middle of the mouth you get that funkiness. Mid mouth pucker but not as much as a Kriek. And the a crisp refreshing finish. Booze tinge with a vinegar note from start to finsih

M: Light to medium. Tart, tasty and funky
with a nice lingering vinegar and tart funk

O: Very good

05-28-2012 21:52:27 | More by barleywinefiend
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RickS95

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%

Early on in the poor, it's a looker. Darker brown than I expected, like a 7 out of 10 dark brown. The head is a finger thick of contrasting offwhite. Unfortunately, the head dissipates quickly leaving a tiny white ring up top.

Several scents take center stage in the nose. A slight vinegar smell, a slightly tart, funky, fruity yeast smell, and grapey wine smell.

It's not my style, so I may be biased against a sour. It reminds me of a kriek, just not so vinegary. The vinegar is there, it's just balanced by a slightly sweet-tart fruitiness. Some green grape in the background.

Lots of complexity. VERY tart early on, but the sweetness breaks up the tartness before it gets overwhelming. There's a malt character, but no hop presence. Some spiciness near the crisp, dry finish.

It's actually not a bad beer, rather it's pretty good, but it's an acquired taste. While not as sour as a kriek, it's still got a vinegar bite that will chase some away. I couldn't drink a lot of this, but I'm glad I had the bomber I did. Will be a while before I have another, but I'll definitely have one again someday.

05-27-2012 04:38:14 | More by RickS95
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mtlasley

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-27-2012 01:31:12 | More by mtlasley
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-26-2012 20:36:57 | More by aminobutyricacid
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-26-2012 11:50:14 | More by jmathis
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WynnO

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-25-2012 20:15:36 | More by WynnO
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RudyD


5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-25-2012 19:26:26 | More by RudyD
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chrisbokmuller

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

05-23-2012 23:40:58 | More by chrisbokmuller
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-22-2012 01:47:59 | More by SickNukes
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-21-2012 01:26:42 | More by tedho21
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Rickyd


4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-20-2012 14:33:05 | More by Rickyd
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-18-2012 19:10:56 | More by RyanPS
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown with a finger of creamy head with and orange-tan tint that fades pretty quickly to a skim that leaves some decent lacing.

Smell. Ripe cherries, red wine, some balsamic vinegar and cherries.

Taste. Sweet cherries, a dash of red wine vinegar, just a hint of caramel and malt with a light tartness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with smooth, fairly lively and fine medium carbonation.

Overall. Easy drinking, nice medium-light sourness with some great fruit flavours. What's not to like?

05-18-2012 02:52:18 | More by Rutager
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HopsJunkiedotcom

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-17-2012 19:34:08 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-17-2012 19:20:28 | More by TheRuss9585
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dojii54


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-17-2012 19:05:22 | More by dojii54
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-15-2012 13:34:41 | More by ncstateplaya
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DougBrandt513

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-14-2012 23:20:55 | More by DougBrandt513
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -8.4%

A: Pours with 1 - 2 fingers of pale tan head with nearly a thin cap of retention. The colour is a reddish brown - something like tannin rich pond water.

S: Sour scent of red wine barrel, acidic, with wet wood and tannins
Profile of sour cherries and some wet earthy funkiness, but not at all disagreeable.

T: Tastes of sour cherries with a pucker of red wine vinegar and the dry tannins of red wine. I'm getting something that I can only describe as leather.

M: Medium carbonation and medium bodied with acidic complex like a red wine with more sugars. Great mix of sour, sweet, acidic and tannins.

O: Complex mix that presents a multitude of opposing flavour combinations. Interesting brew in how it so closely resembles a red wine. While I'm not a fan of sours generally, I find this brew complex and intriguing.

05-14-2012 03:07:59 | More by FondueVoodoo
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-12-2012 20:31:20 | More by brez8791
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-12-2012 19:49:05 | More by Skye1024
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

This is the first time I have had a beer of this style, so comments are a bit unorthodox.

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: very dark copper red; thin head
S: whew! Sour--vinegar. Is that good or bad for this style?
T: like smoking my first cigar; I'm coughing; incredibly flavorful and complex; very sweet and sour; would be ideal as an appetizer

05-11-2012 20:40:09 | More by Arithmeticus
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.