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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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3,350 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,350
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 244
Gots: 409 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This pours a very dark black cherry body with a thin white head that quickly fades to nothing.

S: If I ever did a blind taste test with this beer, I would thought somebody put a wine in front of me. It has a deep merlot oak smell to it with some cherry and a little bit of booze.

T:Oh god this is absolutely delicious! It starts off like the smell where i pick up the oak Merlot, but then the beer flavors start to go crazy. There is a bunch of cherry and grape flavor sweetness..

M: The mouthfeel is very nice and crisp as it goes down, but the only problem is that it sort of reminds me of a coke and has a little bit of a burn to it.

O: Just an all around fantastic beer. The flavor is so delicious and unique that it stands out and a totally different style of beer to me. I will for sure get this beer again.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of spoony
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 11.2 oz bottle into a snifter.

A-Pours a murky brown with golden highlights. Not much red to speak of. There was a half finger of khaki head that died down pretty quickly. The thin ring left behind didn't leave much lacing. Not much visible carbonation.

S-It was not super-tart like some other sours, but you know you're drinking a sour brew. There is a sweet, somewhat malty backbone. I got cherries, green apple, and grapes. I didn't pick up much heat or wood initially, but as the beer warmed, the smell got a little more funky and oaky.

T-This tasted like real cherries (sour cherries), not just some beer-like imitation of fruit. Very fresh with just the right amount of sour for me. The flavors are on the sweeter side, but it isn't just sweet juice, there is a long finish of tartness that hangs around the back of you mouth.

M-Really smooth and balanced. Not particularly carbonated, but not slimy or oily feeling. Again, quite drinkable for a sour without being boring.

O-I really enjoyed this. If I were looking for a sour that I could drink easily without overpowering everything else on my palate, but something that is still concentrated/interesting enough to be worth drinking, I would go here.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a dark clear amber red with a rich thick head and exceptional lacing.

Smell – Cherries, intense oak, a nice sweetness combined with sour, with a hint of grapes and red licorice.

Taste – Cherry, with a sweet and sour that balance each other out.

Mouthfeel – A light carbonation; very smooth and slightly creamy, with a slightly sour aftertaste.

Drinkability – A great sour beer because it's not overly sour.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of gatornation
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

corked caged 750ml bottle with BB 070314 on bottom of bottle

A- pours a dark chestnut color with a 1 finger tan head that recedes to a fresh filmed cap thru out

S- was grapes and black cherry with dark fruit it had a sweet and sour smell nothing overpowering but very inviting

T- perfection! tart cherries with currant fruits a sweet grape taste with oak in the background

M- it was tart upfront but was sweetened with wine like taste a subtle amount of wood with with just the right sweet and sour mix

O-outstanding brew for the style and $8 will not be beat,this is in a top tier rung for the style

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Filosoof
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From some beers you will never forget where and when you drank your first. Rodenbach is such beer.

My first impression was (like the colour): Ice-tea-beer. My second impression was Ice-tea-beer (because of the sourness). My third impression is: there's nothing like Rodenbach.

L: the foam won't win be world champion;
S: not too powerful, but elegant, nuts, vanilla, milky sours;
T & M: absolutely great; starting round and fresh, with a nice sour finish, a very tine tartness.
O: classic!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,350 ratings.