Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#599
Reviews:
1,169
Ratings:
4,109
pDev:
11.19%
Bros Score:
4.61
 
 
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339
Gots:
727
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,109 |  Reviews: 1,169
Photo of andrenaline
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vader444
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a hazy red-brown to form a body of the same in the glass. Good one-finger, off-white head which dissipates to lacing around the rim.

Smell: Muted fermented sourness, raspberry, and yeast.

Taste: Follows the nose, fermented sour and tannin followed by raspberry, cherry, and plum notes. Mild banana note near the back.

Feel: Full for a sour but not chewy, leaves a substantial coating on the tongue.

Overall: Glad I finally gave this a try, as I certainly enjoyed it more than a typical sour ale. Might need to explore Flemish Reds further.

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Photo of bmaslakov
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Glorithm
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sour beer is not my thing. It is still nice.

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Photo of vol4life88
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CacklingGoose
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Duncian
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chubenzino
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pil
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMH73
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy ruby brown color with no head or lacing. Smells and tastes of tart cherries, green apples, oak and a hint of funk. Light bodied, light carbonation, puckering mouth feel.

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Photo of lebriarjr
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngEo
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tilley4
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Funky...earthy...sour... Gorgeous....Not bracingly sour but there's a bit of a pucker to this in the very best possible way...doesn't try to do too much and get in its own way... Superbly crafted sour... Toes the line without crossing it... Lots of vinous aspects to this... Delicious...highly recommended sour...

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Photo of BCborn
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

botled and poured ino a meteor biere noel snifter glass
pours a darl cherry red boot polish colour body with bare minimum white bubbles
smells like red wine vinegar
cherry sourness with acid drop but wihout the sweetness

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Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.
A-A dark brown color full of haziness, with a minimal head and no lacing.
A-Hints of fruitiness, sourness and oak.
T-Nice sweet and sour balance with lots of fruit hints.
M-Light bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.
O-A well made beer with a nice complex character.

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4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrunkenSuperman
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ZachT
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 4,109 ratings