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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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3,248 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,248
Reviews: 1,001
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 232
Gots: 346 | FT: 18
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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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 2 finger head, Off white. dark red/mahagony hue. Nice Lacing

S: strong fruity, boozy character, cherries, currants, maybe even beets. has that true belgian type aroma

T: Instant fruity/sour/sweet . true to its blend description, little funky, acidic

M: thick full bodied. dry. wine like

O: great beer, not at all what i expected when i purchased this brew. amazed

Im a new fan of sour beers and im sure this was a major contributor

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2.28/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cracked this one open after Thanksgiving dinner. Looks nice in the glass, but that's where the compliments end. Smell isn't bad necessarily, just lopsidedly sour with nothing else to balance. Taste is like drinking balsamic vinegar straight up. Bottle said it's supposed to have a "sweet-sour" taste and it absolutely did not. It's also so dry in the mouth that a couple sips totally ruin the palate. Very disappointing.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 bottle found on the shelf at my local bottle shop.

A: Reddish/brown. Foamy white 3 finger head that is slow to dissipate. Ring of head lingers around the edges while drinking.

S: Strong tart and sour smell.

T: Crisp, tart nose that gives way to a very fruity and refreshing cherry finish.

M: Heacy carbonation and light bodied.

O: Great Flanders. Glad I decided to give this a try. As good as many of the "rare" sours.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by Steve at my 22nd birthday, 750ml bottle corked/caged into a tulip. No vintage date.

Poured a dark reddish brown, mocha head with great head retention and some splotchy lace. Nose has sour berries, oak/vanilla/general barrel character. Lots of dried fruits. More tart berry flavours, sweet and sour fruit notes throughout. Oak, vanilla and a touch of brown sugar. More barrel character. Exceptional balance. A phenomenal sour, fantastic feel and flavour.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Steves bottle

Brownish red colour, ring of white head with some lace. Smell is tart with lots of funky yeast, fruity, cherry/berry scents, acidic and wine like. Taste is quite tart initially that lasts the entire time, funky, lots of fruit, cherry/berry flavours, yeasty with a tart finish. Medium carbonation, medium body, solid feel. Very drinkable and quite a treat, could have this every couple of weeks without getting tired of it, really good stuff.

Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 3,248 ratings.