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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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3,382 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,382
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 253
Gots: 428 | FT: 24
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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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Ratings: 3,382 | Reviews: 1,026
Photo of Holland
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: reddish brown pour with good head that stays as a large ring and some lacing.

S: malt vinegar, apple, fruity esters of yeast or something. I'm not that familiar with the style but it tastes delicious.

T: delicious, as I said. Sour, apple or pear flavor, good malt taste as well.

M: Highly carbonated does well for the style, medium-light body.

O: great beer, overall it's pretty good for the price of $9. Can't believe I found it where I live.

Photo of thecheapies
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Garnet hues through a muddy red body. Antique white head with little lacing. Served in the appropriate stemware.

Balsamic vinegar, sour raspberry, musty funk, tart cherry, pomegranate juice, flooded basement, green apple. Amazing.

Cherry bark, acetic acid, sour apple, mossy earth. Fruitier than the original, with a vinous quality. Less vinegar, too. Nice wet acidity. Rich sour unripe berry. A standard that has been set very high.

Crisp and very palatable. Medium-bodied, or a tad thinner.

One of the all-time greatest beers in the world, hands down. An incredible drink. Highly reputable.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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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  rDev -6.8%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of rapidsequence
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle bought at Whole Foods in Raleigh. It was less than $10.

Appearance: Beautifully clear dark ruby. Thick off white that leaves excellent sticky lacing.

Smell: Very fruity and vinous. Pretty sharp oaky notes, especially after swirling. Sour with lactic and less acetic smells.

Taste: Intense flavors with lots of sweet and sour. Mixed berries with lots of cherry. Again lactic and acetic with more of the former, but in a great proportion. Oaky right at the beginning and right as it finishes-- a little vanilla from the oak. Dry and pretty clean at the end.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is soft, but lively. Finishes with a clean flavor, but leaves a nice tannic coating inside the mouth that if you poke with your tongue will bring out an almost puckering sourness. I like it a lot.

Overall: I really like this beer. Excellent complexity of flavor and a great value.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of dejrrma
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served into a Rodenbach Tulip at Brick Store. $6.

A vibrant dark red with auburn tones. Half an inch of head that fades out into a ring around the glass, but leaves significant lacing throughout. It has a pleasant vinegary smell. Taste-wise, it has a crisp tartness. It's sharp and acidic at first but incredibly well balanced by a slight sweetness of dark fruits and berries. It's light bodied and has the perfect carbonation topped of with a dry finish. I haven't had many sours, but this is definitely one of my favorite beers regardless of the style. Nearly flawless. I hope to have it again very soon, and it's definitely worth the price.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of senbrewing
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Poured from a 750ml. Deep vibrant red. Got me excited as soon as it was poured. Head was beautiful lacy white, that stayed up quite awhile. Resembled a champagne to me.

S- Sour right from the start, with a hint of sweetness. Quite surprising at first. Full with notes of cherries and balsamic vinegar, really just any vinegar. full of just tart citric notes. Really interesting.

T- Threw me off at first and wasn't sure I liked it. Straight tart and sweet cherries. Took another sip, and another, only to find my self now enjoying this beer. The sour, tart, taste of aged cherries had a great blend of tart and sweet. Not to much of either. Very refreshing.

M- This might be my favorite part of the beer. Hitting the mouth you can feel tart effervescent bubbles rush in your mouth leaving a very pleasant finish. Very crisp and refreshing. Had many similarities to a good champagne not in terms of taste so much but mouthful

O- Im proud to say that after one bottle I was hooked. The semi sweet tartness, with a crisp mouthful and finish left me wanting more. This is now at the top of one of my favorite beers if not leading the list. Its hard it like picking your favorite movie, but know one has seen them all.

Anyways all around i give this beer 5 stars. Very good beer and everyone should try it once, if not twice.

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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  rDev -6.8%

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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