Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

4,001 Ratings
Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've enjoyed this many times but put off reviewing it as I've somehow always felt unworthy. This is review 300 and I figured it's probably time.

Pours with a jacuzzi's worth of bubbles covering the inside of the glass, ultimately fading to a permanent and complete cover of fizz on top. Chestnut/mahogany body that shows ruby-red with a light behind it. Smells of tart cherries and oak and the taste follows. It's exactly the right amount of sour: unmistakably tart but not overwhelming or exhausting like some sours that will leave your tongue in knots. Drinks smooth and finishes with a dry pucker like cranberry juice. Funk, tannins, and lemon get more apparent as it warms but stay backseat to cherries and oak.

I had planned to add a disclaimer that a 4.9 or something here should not be construed to mean I like RGC any less than those I've "had" at 5. Turned out not to matter, I can find no nits to pick. This is a perfect beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of those world treasure sorts of beer, it doesn't just exemplify the style, it IS the style. Beautiful layers of oak, berry fruit, wisps of light funk, and a really pleasing level of tartness, not too much, not too little. Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like a fine wine, this beer is a true work of art.

RGC was my first introduction to Belgian Sours. Nice warm, honey reddish brown color with a thin carbonated head. Vinegary, smooth, warm, sweet bitter sour. Absolutely love this beer without a doubt.

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.26 out of 5 based on 4,001 ratings.
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