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Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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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 foeders. The original sour ale.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Some Flanders red ales come almost comically close to being balsamic vinegar with alcohol, but this one is amazing and balanced. The nose belies a red-fruit sweetness, hinting at figs and cherries with a hint of plum, and when you taste, you get what you came for. Sometimes you want that Balsamic vinegar thing, and I feel this beer has enough tartness and sweetness to at least satisfy that desire without being an overpowering note. Very well-blended beer, a delight to drink, without being scary for the unprepared (my first Flanders red was way heavier than this, and might've scared me away from the style... ) all around enjoyable offering from Rodenbach, and one of my new favorites.

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Appearance: A dark, chocolaty red with a thin, off-white head and good carbonation.

Smell: Fruit Fruit Fruit. A bit of sourness along with a good sweetness in the back.

Taste: This is just tasty. The tartness of the fruit really comes in, but not in an overpowering way at all. The sweetness balances is it our perfectly and keeps it enjoyable from start to finish. Plum, grape, and some others I cant quite put a finger on.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation across the tongue. Extremely drinkable with little to no residue left in the mouth upon the swallow.

Overall: This is my first brew of the Sours category (Flanders Red in this case), and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was very pleased with the outcome, and with this price tag it is a must get.

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 4,076 ratings
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