Rodenbach Grand Cru | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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95
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4,017 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:
4,017
Reviews:
1,142
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
332
Gots:
685
For Trade:
22
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Ratings: 4,017 |  Reviews: 1,142
Photo of ManBearPat
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothmanscott
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly clear garnet brown, when held to the light, with widely distributed effervesce streaming up from the bottom of the goblet. The pour produces slightly more than a finger of tan, very shortlived, champagne foam head that leaves a thin collar ring & no hint of lace on the sides of glass. Aroma is acidic & lightly acetic with hints of wood, vinous grape, berry & cherry. Taste is similar but more robust with sour, vinegar acetic sharp edges backed by hints vinous grape, cherry, wood & spice. Finishes sour, very peppery, dry & acetic producing a similar but mildly astringent aftertaste. The wood notes from the barrel aging are more reserved than I suspected. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, prickly with peppery spice, dry & faintly astringent in the aftertaste.

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Photo of TimmyMijal
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhamilyJewels
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexeiRoquentin
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Urk1127
1.02/5  rDev -76.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlazz222
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metalspice
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of drahodo
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Small beige head turns to a very thin ring. Dull ruby brown color.

Nose of grape and plum, some vinegaresque sour.

Similar taste, with balsamic qualities, cherries, and some faint oak. This was a younger bottle.

Light is only slightly carbed, and the pucker isn't too strong either.

For those who dig on sour, and you know who you are, this one's up there for sure. Worth a try for fans of oud bruin and geuze, in addition to FRA junkies.

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Photo of generallee
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A beer I've had many times before, but am reviewing here with some age on it. Think I bought it in early 2014. Stamped 13-09-16 on the bottom.

Dark garnet-brown with a finger of creamy looking tan head.

Delicious mix of cherry, oak and muted vinegar in the aroma.

The taste is sweeter than usual with strong cherry and even some vanilla. The oak is still in there, and while it definitely has a strongly tart finish, it doesn't have the sharp edge I enjoy in a fresher bottle. Not bad, just different.

With some age on it, it's so much smoother than I remember. Creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation behind. Reminds me a bit of fresh Alexander in the mouthfeel.

Always a favorite.

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Photo of Grackos
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours maroon ruby red with a creamy frothy light khaki colored foam head. Smells like balsamic vinegar, tart funky cherries, oak, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like balsamic vinegar, tart funky cherries, oak, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, thick and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice Flanders red ale.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wanderingpints
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anze
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlakeAM
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emincems
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

amazingly complex taste of strongly sour, slightly bitter and slightly sweet. like a soft vinegar with floral and sour fruity notes. perfectly balanced. dry finish. a masterpiece!

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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.26 out of 5 based on 4,017 ratings.
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