Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

4,031 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:
Flanders Red Ale- a blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 aged beer matured for 2 years in oak casts.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Even though this beer is not rare and easy to find, I find it to be one of the tastiest Belgian sours made anywhere. Only dings I can give it are in look (would prefer more head and retention) and aroma (I prefer more funky/barnyard aroma in my sours). The taste is flawless with moderate sourness balanced with earth notes and dark fruit. Just a phenominal sour beer that is wonderful to have so easy to get at when you need it.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a treat to find this wonderful beer at Costco this evening.

The Grand Cru pours a very dark and murky red-brown with a think light tan head that slowly dissipates into a thin frothy top. The smell is sour and tart like sour cherries and rotting pears. There are also elements of yeasty maybe baking bread scents. The taste starts with a punch of tartness and flows into sweet cherry flavors with hints of vanilla and oak in the rich finish. The mouthfeel is on the low end of being medium bodied and very silky and smooth. I love this beer its very nice and as far as on style I think this is the benchmark that I judge all other Flanders Red Ales by.

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.26 out of 5 based on 4,031 ratings.
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