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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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3,041 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,041
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 219
Gots: 304 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

TNGabe, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

KimenTshom, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

tfidler, Feb 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

Finchum, Feb 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.4%

McLaughlin5350, Feb 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

Durb777, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Holland
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.

Holland, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
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.

thecheapies, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Bierlerner, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Texasfan549, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

StoicBeast, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Riggsenater, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

ZDePaolo, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

grownfool, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

VeggieNugget, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

hays99, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.4%

11millsown113, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

agotz, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

GreenMountainBoy, Jan 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of rapidsequence
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.

rapidsequence, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

UnknownKoger, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
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.

dejrrma, Jan 19, 2012
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,041 ratings.