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Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

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3,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,294
Reviews: 1,009
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 237
Gots: 379 | FT: 19
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Finally got to try this classic and it did not disappoint. Poured a reddish brown body with one finger a head on top of an aroma of a lot sour and funky fruits, mainly a tart cherry aroma, a touch of wood and/or wine-like qualities and a a touch of sweetness. Beer is light bodied and smooth and not as sour/funky as it smells. The sour/tart cherry aspect is aplenty but there is a great balance of sweetness (whether it be candi sugar or fruit derived) and the funk aspect is minimal so it's not a overpowering, puckering sourness or tartness but just hits the right spot. Great carbonation so beer is lively and finishes real crisp. Just a great beer to sip with after dinner.

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I have had this beer several times. The first time was on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia. The second time was from a 750 mL bottle from Carriage House Fine Wines & Liquors in Wilmington, De. I am writing this review drinking from a 32 oz growler I had filled at Total Wine on Naamens Road in De.

A: Beer pours a very dark amber color. It is the color of a dark tree resin. It pours light and with low density. It doesn't create a large head; however, it does have a fair amount of carbonation. A small head appears then thins out, and it is created completely by the carbonation of the beer and not the pour.

S: Smell is subtle. Initial sent of white or cider vinegar. Later very subtle notes of oak and smoke emerge. At the end a faint traditional "ale smell" is detected.

T: Similar to the smell the taste begins with a sharp vinegar taste. I really enjoy the acidity in vinegar, so for me this taste is very welcoming. It definitely has an acidic taste on the tongue that lingers. Once the sip has been swallowed the flavor transitions to a traditional Flemish Red Ale taste. The complexity is easily discovered to be the blend of young and aged ales. the blend is flawless.

M: The ale keeps its carbonation. It has an upfront light and carbonated fell. Once falttened, the beer is light on the palate. Very acidic.

O: This is my favorite ale. I started drinking it in January 2014 and I haven't been able to stop. I really love the taste of vinegar, so I really enjoy that aspect of this beer. With that being said, I imagine that for some this taste could be overwhelming or even unpleasant. I really love this beer!

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,294 ratings.