Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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4,008 Ratings
Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Belgium
rodenbach.be

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,008
Reviews:
1,138
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
331
Gots:
681
For Trade:
22
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Photo of MoohMooh
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown/deep red, actually pretty clear when held up to the light. Tiny head, quickly disappears. No lacing at all.

Vinegar, bread. Honey. Pretty tart. A kind of woody/nutty smell as well. Plum.

Tastes of apples and grapes. Some biscuit, and alcohol in the aftertaste. Tartness is still there, but quickly dissipates and a winey sweetness takes its place. Something like cherries too.

Medium body and pretty lively carbonation.

The smell might be off-putting as tartness is very apparent at first, but everything blends together nicely and makes for a pleasant drink.

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Photo of Gregaustin24
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of AB021816
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MaximalC
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, mahogany-plum color with a minuscule cap of khaki froth that's gone in short order. Aroma smells of palate-quivering tart cherries and french toast topped with boysenberry preserves and a drizzle of toffee--quite nice.

The taste features an engaging burst of apple cider vinegar up front, accompanied by black cherries, plums, and blackberries--a really fantastic blend of tartness and dark fruit. Warming reveals red wine and raisins in the finish. Perky carbonation dances on the tongue and yields a splendidly dry mouthfeel that keeps you coming back for more.

Overall, this is a great sour that offers just the right amount of pucker while incorporating a delightfully rich and fruity flavor profile. Not sure that I've had a better Flanders red.

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Photo of jaybirde63
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Approx. 12oz pour ,cloudy dark tan color, no head to speak of and very light lacing .Pleasent sweet/sour wine like smell and taste notes throughout .Wonderful after taste ( if you like Sours).. Highly recommended.

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Photo of FreshZ
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ladle69
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshautry
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdlb44
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BNarc
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kash2112
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roybert
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zkoehn
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VashonGuy
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Estria
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yuno
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.26 out of 5 based on 4,008 ratings.
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