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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

3,112 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,112
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 224
Gots: 311 | FT: 17
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Prime 16 awhile back, from notes.

Pours into a chalice glass a deep brown color with rust colored highlights. Tan head of about a finger sticks around and leaves good lacing.

Really potent aroma, very sour with tart fruits and a wood-like dryness. Sometimes vinous.

Taste is similar to the aroma, but with varying levels of potency. The sourness is the main player here, mixed with a surprising flavor of vinegar, but it is not unwelcomed. Tart fruits like apples compose the middle and the finish is reminiscent of red wine being very vinous and tannic.

Finishes dry with a body that nears heavy.

Superb beer, but don't let the vinegar thing cause you to not try it, the flavor works really well in this instance and it is an exceptional beer.

BranfordBound, Nov 16, 2011
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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,112 ratings.