Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

BA SCORE
95
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4,004 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:
4,004
Reviews:
1,137
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
681
For Trade:
22
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

appearance: rusty red/amber with a big fizzy pour and a light brown head that disappears after a few seconds of settling.

aroma: big nose of blackberries, cherries, oak, pierced by slight hints of molasses, apples and slightly zesty. very complex, very fruit forward, very very good

palate: light, crisp, very drinkable. only a little disappointing as its fairly flat considering how fizzy it was at the pour

taste: huge fruit forward flavors of cherry, blackberry, apples, raspberries, hints of the oak barrels with a nice tarty backbone. if it was more sour forward, this would be amazing, but as is its still very good

overall: for a shelf beer at $12 a bottle, this is a fantastic option for anytime. very fruit forward, so you have to like fruity beers, but this one isnt too sweet or overpowering. if it had a bit more oakiness and more sour/tart to it, it could be a top shelf flanders. but its still a great beer and even greater considering it sits on shelves. if you are in need of a sour power day, and dont want to raid the cellar, look no further

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart cherry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, red grape, balsamic vinegar, oak, red wine, clove, light leather, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of tart fruity ester notes with good barrel presence; and good strength. Taste of tart cherry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, balsamic vinegar, red wine, light leather, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate tart acidity on the finish; with lingering notes of tart dark fruits, oak, hay, balsamic vinegar, red wine, light funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of tart fruity ester flavors with moderate oak presence; with a great malt/acidic balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately slick and acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Flanders Red ale! All around great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic flavors with moderate barrel presence; and very smooth to sip on with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.26 out of 5 based on 4,004 ratings.
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