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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

3,040 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,040
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 219
Gots: 304 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

DCon, Dec 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

aqualung23, Dec 24, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this at a Pub in Toronto.

The color was a deep reddish brown, with a small head.
The smell was a bit sour, reminded me of Juliet. It had a taste of red wine with high carbonation, cherries, raspberries present with an ever present tart finish. Tasted absolutely wonderful, enjoyed it even more then Duchesse. The best Flanders Red Ale I've had. Worth seeking out and picking up. If I come across this one again I will be getting as many as possible, cheers.

MaxOhle, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Rado, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Zonian1, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Houser, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

FUwolfpacker, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of ADZA
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

How on this world have I not reviewed this I'm sure I've tasted this before but after seeing no rating from me my memory is asking the question have I ever tried it and after a 2litre growler purchase ill be sure and on popping it pours a cherry red hue with a creamy off white two finger head and clingy lacing everywhere a beautiful looking red,the smell is musty,funky,slight oak and red grapes and highly approachable,the mouthfeel is borderlining on perfection it's medium bodied with moderate carbonation and like most have said before the taste of this Flanders is one for the non believers of this crazy beautiful style and its red grapes,beautiful funk,cherries and the finish is sour tart and bloody refreshing and overall now I'm confident I've tried this and the 2lt purchase was a great choice by me as its not on your face like most of this style and a great step in Flanders territory for virgins of the style and even veterans like me cheers.

ADZA, Dec 21, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours a reddish hazy brown, with a fizzy head, and no lacing.

Smells include cherry, vinegar, and some funk.

The taste is the same. The sourness is definitely there, but not overpowering at all. Some cherry, with some lactic acid, and mild musty funkiness. Some oaky vanilla type character is also noticeable.

Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, pretty drinkable.

This is one of the beers that showed me I might end up liking some sours. It's quite tasty.

GreesyFizeek, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mrchrisray, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Mgm54, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jordanimal, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Beerlover, Dec 16, 2013
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,040 ratings.