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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
96
world-class

3,201 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,201
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 223
Gots: 329 | FT: 18
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Leftofthedial, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

bkny27, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of andrewinski1
3.43/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. This is dark brown with amber hues. There is a light tan bubbly head.

The aroma is slightly sweet malt vinegar, lots of acidic character here.

The taste starts out with a nice vinegary tartness and finishes with just a bit of sweetness in the finish. This is one of the better balanced Flanders Red Ales, which for the most part I consider a garbage style. This isn't too bad though. I would probably say it's kind of tangy.

The body is medium, with nice sharp carbonation.

Good, but I'll pass for other sours most of the time.

andrewinski1, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

cld253, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Discordian, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Ajlvt, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

peteramullen, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of pmsawyer
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - dark red with little to no head

Smell - Sour cherry aroma.

Taste - Sour cherry juice fruitiness balanced by a background malt sweetness. No hops taste present Finishes tart.

Texture - Medium smooth

Overall - this inadequate review fails to do justice. More research will be required.

pmsawyer, Dec 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

emaciated, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

morimoto76, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

dreed3333, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

marct, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

amrozga, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

aqsprint, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

tbeq00, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Tom052, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

y2korey, Dec 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

anwo56, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Beerdy, Dec 06, 2011
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2/5  rDev -53.4%

6string, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first ever sour ale, and, dare I say, first beer love. It will forever hold a dear place in my heart.

A: Didn't get much of a head, but there was some gentle lacing. An entrancing, deep-brown.

S: Wonderfully complex on the nose, with the tartness definitely coming through.

T: In a word, inspiring. I'm by no means a well-seasoned beer-head, but holy cow did this floor me. Lovely caramel/brown sugar notes, with some lingering balsamic, though there are a whole host of flavors that I can't articulate. The dryness is so enthralling. I can't stop drinking this.

M: A good amount of body, but by no means heavy. The sour element is certainly pronounced, and does allow for some pucker, but I do love sour things generally so this was right up my alley.

If my breakdown didn't give you a good impression of my feelings on this beer, all I can say is that this is a show-stopper. I'm probably being too effusive in my praise, but I do think this beer warrants it.

chorkpop, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

BrendanDouglas, Dec 02, 2011
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 3,201 ratings.