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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

2,763 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,763
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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TNGabe

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-06-2012 03:31:42 | More by TNGabe
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KimenTshom

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-05-2012 19:30:01 | More by KimenTshom
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tfidler

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-05-2012 19:07:27 | More by tfidler
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Finchum

Michigan

1/5  rDev -76.7%

02-05-2012 11:38:04 | More by Finchum
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McLaughlin5350

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -53.4%

02-04-2012 22:33:30 | More by McLaughlin5350
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Durb777

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

02-04-2012 05:38:28 | More by Durb777
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Holland

Illinois

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

A: reddish brown pour with good head that stays as a large ring and some lacing.

S: malt vinegar, apple, fruity esters of yeast or something. I'm not that familiar with the style but it tastes delicious.

T: delicious, as I said. Sour, apple or pear flavor, good malt taste as well.

M: Highly carbonated does well for the style, medium-light body.

O: great beer, overall it's pretty good for the price of $9. Can't believe I found it where I live.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:59:09 | More by Holland
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Garnet hues through a muddy red body. Antique white head with little lacing. Served in the appropriate stemware.

Balsamic vinegar, sour raspberry, musty funk, tart cherry, pomegranate juice, flooded basement, green apple. Amazing.

Cherry bark, acetic acid, sour apple, mossy earth. Fruitier than the original, with a vinous quality. Less vinegar, too. Nice wet acidity. Rich sour unripe berry. A standard that has been set very high.

Crisp and very palatable. Medium-bodied, or a tad thinner.

One of the all-time greatest beers in the world, hands down. An incredible drink. Highly reputable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 23:01:57 | More by thecheapies
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Bierlerner

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-29-2012 16:44:45 | More by Bierlerner
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-29-2012 10:38:00 | More by Texasfan549
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StoicBeast

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-29-2012 09:52:59 | More by StoicBeast
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Riggsenater

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-28-2012 22:33:13 | More by Riggsenater
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ZDePaolo

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-27-2012 03:25:47 | More by ZDePaolo
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grownfool

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-27-2012 01:33:52 | More by grownfool
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dandmc24

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-26-2012 11:27:45 | More by dandmc24
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VeggieNugget

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-25-2012 20:01:12 | More by VeggieNugget
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hays99

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-25-2012 14:55:29 | More by hays99
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-22-2012 21:50:36 | More by djaeon
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -53.4%

01-22-2012 18:00:56 | More by 11millsown113
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agotz

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-22-2012 03:40:26 | More by agotz
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-22-2012 02:55:25 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-21-2012 21:29:13 | More by samEBC
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rapidsequence

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle bought at Whole Foods in Raleigh. It was less than $10.

Appearance: Beautifully clear dark ruby. Thick off white that leaves excellent sticky lacing.

Smell: Very fruity and vinous. Pretty sharp oaky notes, especially after swirling. Sour with lactic and less acetic smells.

Taste: Intense flavors with lots of sweet and sour. Mixed berries with lots of cherry. Again lactic and acetic with more of the former, but in a great proportion. Oaky right at the beginning and right as it finishes-- a little vanilla from the oak. Dry and pretty clean at the end.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is soft, but lively. Finishes with a clean flavor, but leaves a nice tannic coating inside the mouth that if you poke with your tongue will bring out an almost puckering sourness. I like it a lot.

Overall: I really like this beer. Excellent complexity of flavor and a great value.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:21:20 | More by rapidsequence
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UnknownKoger

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-19-2012 18:35:58 | More by UnknownKoger
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dejrrma

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served into a Rodenbach Tulip at Brick Store. $6.

A vibrant dark red with auburn tones. Half an inch of head that fades out into a ring around the glass, but leaves significant lacing throughout. It has a pleasant vinegary smell. Taste-wise, it has a crisp tartness. It's sharp and acidic at first but incredibly well balanced by a slight sweetness of dark fruits and berries. It's light bodied and has the perfect carbonation topped of with a dry finish. I haven't had many sours, but this is definitely one of my favorite beers regardless of the style. Nearly flawless. I hope to have it again very soon, and it's definitely worth the price.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2012 06:47:12 | More by dejrrma
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,763 ratings.