Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

Rodenbach Grand CruRodenbach Grand Cru
BA SCORE
92.9%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 4,056 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:
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:
#563
Reviews:
1,156
Ratings:
4,056
Liked:
3,769
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
11.19%
Alströms:
4.61
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
703
Trade:
21
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330ml bottle poured into a Troubadour tulip glass - BBE September 2016

Look: Deep, ruby red - couple of fingers of head, small amount of lacing.

Smell: Sour, almost vinegary. Smells a bit like a gueuze with hints of apples, citrus and a barnyard floor. Agitate it enough and you might get hints of cherries and red fruit. Very much in-yer-face tartness.

Taste: The taste follows the smell, almost - incredibly sour up front, although without the acetic aspects, with a lingering sweetness towards the end. The tartness would cut diamonds - utterly wonderful.

Feel: Again, tart but without being sweet or heavy - some mild carbonation but hardly what you'd call excessively fizzy. Surprisingly smooth for something that's teeth-dissolvingly sour.

Overall: I love sour beers and it's really difficult to find fault with this one- perfect in pretty much every respect, although some might find the slightly vinegary smell a bit offputting. Probably not the ideal starting point for sour ales, but if you don't try it you'll never know.

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 92.9% out of 100 with 4,056 ratings
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