Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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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:
4,017
Reviews:
1,142
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
333
Gots:
685
For Trade:
22
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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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

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

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

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3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
2.92/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a two finger light tan head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Murky brown/amber color some yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Sour vinegar nose and flavor is oak and sour apple with hints of sweetness $4.50 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcpat1993
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious flavor and pretty sour. Carbonation holds really well. Has a full flavor. Tinge of sweetness.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured to an oversized wine glass.

A: The body is coppery to black having no head, existing only to the sides of the glass. Minor to non existent lacing.
S: The aroma is very sweet of Belgian Candi, much like a Faro aroma. There's already some acidity, vinegar-like, in the aroma. And it appears to have some spices like cinnamon.
T: The taste has a very sweet touch of Belgian candi just like a Faro styled beer, but with a less rounded sugary tone, as this Grand Cru from Rodenbach turns then to a mild acidity and a also prominent bitterness, blending in in a very well balanced manner.
M: The body is medium. Carbonation is high and a bit harsh. Acidity is medium. Bitterness is mild. Alcohol unnoticed.
O: It's my first Red Flanders beer. Liked it!

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4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into wine glasses from a 750ml bottle with expiration date 28/11/2017.

Appearance: Thick, rich, reddish brown. Aggressive pour yielded a nice head that dissipated too quickly. Large bubbles linger on the sides.

Smell: Dark pinot noir and muscat grape, plus rich fermented fig. Raisin and a slight hint of tangerine. Chocolate covered raspberry and cherry. Sour muscat vinegar with sweet malt. Absolutely delicious.

Taste: Sour, like verjus, champagne vinegar and old opened red wine. Fruity with apricot, sour cherry, woodchips.

Mouthfeel: Semi-dry finish, with a thick and syrupy body, yet still stubbornly effervescent. Alcohol is not noticeable. Stays quite sharp in the throat afterwards.

Overall: Sour, thick bodied, effervescent, with an incredible nose, powerful concentrated fruit and a complexity that can stand up to most Belgian strong ales, yet somehow done on a stingy ABV budget of 6%.

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.26 out of 5 based on 4,017 ratings.
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