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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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Ratings: 3,000
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 213
Gots: 290 | FT: 16
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 eric5bellies
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Nice clear deep dark Ruby Red colour with an off White large bubbled head that redeuces to a thin film.

S - Very bold Oak aromas, some faint boiled cherries lollies, vineous.

T - Oh yeah.The oak hits you straight away, and the sour tartness on the end so very well balanced with cheery sweetness. The vineus flavours are balsamic like, also some dry white wine flavours to enjoy

M - Light to medium body with full carbonation.

O - Superb.

eric5bellies, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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wood808, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

brystmar, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

bruffco, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of djbreezy
4.97/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Saraveza in Portland. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - dark ruby, excellent retention, medium lacing

Smell - sour and sweet fruits, oak

Taste - amazing sour notes coupled with an oak balance p, great complexity, some tart notes, berry flavors, sugars

Mouthfeel - medium body, excellent carbonation layer, medium dry finish

Overall - really enjoyed this, not a lot of room for criticism, just a great sour/Flanders, exemplary red ale

djbreezy, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of whahoppened
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've heard of trattorias in Modena where every drink order is ignored and regulars know not to bother. Your Cotechino, your Ciccoli, your bocce ball-sized chunks of Parmigiano all come with a 200ml glass of the most ethereal balsamic vinegar--not as a condiment, as a beverage. It is viscous, oxidized, fruity, complex, somehow refreshing, a perfect, ancient, match with the food, and not for sale in bottles.

I'm not entirely sure what this has to do with Rodenbach Grand Cru, but Rodenbach Grand Cru is the kind of beer that uncouples you from reality for a little while--kind of like those lies we've heard about Absinthe--and sends your brain on joyful wild goose chases after visions that don't care if they make sense to you or not.

Alcohol has nothing to do with it (it's 6%), and I'm not claiming that I *actually* tripped from drinking this, but there is a layer of world-melts-away experience in a beer this good that the other 99% of craft aspirants couldn't achieve with all the Cascade hops in Chico.

Tasting notes? While you're at it, smash the Venus de Milo so you can describe the calcite particles in the marble. This beer is oxidized like a great sherry, tart like a great cherry, bound together by wispy acetic vinegar vapors that, once they're in your sinuses, have something very important to tell you. But you should hear it for yourself, not from me.

whahoppened, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

danielp215, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,000 ratings.