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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

2,842 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,842
Reviews: 982
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 211
Gots: 250 | FT: 16
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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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-12-2013 22:59:18 | More by whatname
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neorunner

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

09-12-2013 16:52:24 | More by neorunner
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

09-12-2013 02:04:11 | More by CityofBals
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vcoggins

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-12-2013 01:53:52 | More by vcoggins
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BierBattered

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-11-2013 20:44:48 | More by BierBattered
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a red, barely able to see through, minimal head, no lacing. The smell is tart, sour, hints of breadiness.

The taste is less tart than the smell. It's actually a quite mellow sour (note: I had just tried a Westbrook Gose, which was more sour than this beer). I would think someone looking into sours could start with this, and if they enjoyed it, could take the next step.

So overall, as a beer, this is very solid as its a bridge, I feel, between an acquired style (not one that I necessarily have) and a standard beer. As I said above, a mildly adventurous beer drinker should try this to see where they might want to experiment next.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2013 20:42:53 | More by cjgiant
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detrockcitey

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

09-11-2013 14:51:04 | More by detrockcitey
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-11-2013 07:49:30 | More by schnarr84
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wolf_switzer

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-11-2013 06:03:41 | More by wolf_switzer
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army01

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-11-2013 04:14:49 | More by army01
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-11-2013 01:56:24 | More by uncccegr
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almightyme3

New York

4.76/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing representation of the style. Flemish red at its best. It's sour just enough but not overpowering. Smells and tastes like fresh juicy cherries. Ruby-red color and a perfect head. Some oak is present and woodiness is mixed with the fruit taste for sure. Grand cru is more refined than the regular rodenbach and for some reason I keep finding it cheaper. Cheers to that.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 04:09:24 | More by almightyme3
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Scarflower

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-09-2013 15:58:19 | More by Scarflower
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ShrpEdgeMandyG

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-09-2013 13:48:27 | More by ShrpEdgeMandyG
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

09-09-2013 12:59:37 | More by Brewer1980
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JasonMinck

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-09-2013 03:07:05 | More by JasonMinck
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nineworldseries

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-09-2013 00:12:56 | More by nineworldseries
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-08-2013 20:34:35 | More by gr8zehaman
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mlhyatt

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-07-2013 04:47:52 | More by mlhyatt
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NeilFlaiz

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-06-2013 22:36:29 | More by NeilFlaiz
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desint

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-06-2013 09:55:15 | More by desint
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bkrbdan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-05-2013 04:22:00 | More by bkrbdan
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-05-2013 03:45:13 | More by Kmat10
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DLucky

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-05-2013 01:12:15 | More by DLucky
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abex44

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-04-2013 23:31:31 | More by abex44
Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,842 ratings.