Rodenbach Grand Cru

Rodenbach Grand Cru

Rated 4.025 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach

Roeselare, Belgium

Style:  Flanders Red

6.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Rodenbach Grand Cru is a unique reddish-brown South-Flemish reqional beer of mixed fermentation. Grand Cru is matured for two years in oak vats according to an entirely natural process just like wine.

ID: 153 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank118
Overall Percentile99.8
Style Rank3 of 98
Style Percentile96.9
Lowest Score1.7
Highest Score4.9
Average Score4.069
Weighted Score4.025
Standard Deviation0.641

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  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours out a extremely dark brown color with out a head. The aroma smells like vinegar. The mouthfeel is very sour like cheap wine. The taste is bitter and like sour fruit. Not something I would want again.. It's like drinking home made wine.its sort of like cheap champaign.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Rich looking reddish/brown pour. Nice head to start but dissipates to a thin cap. Leaves the odd spot of lace. Sour, fruity and metallic aroma. Flavour is sweet and sour. Almost wine like, some cherries, very tart apples and vinegar. Medium and smooth mouthfeel/medium carbonation. Not a style I am very familiar with and at first I had some doubts I'd like it. By the end of the bottle I wished I had more. Lots of good funky stuff in that beer.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Pours dark brown. Very lively flavor profile - sweet and sour. Some tart, some vinegar, some bitter, some sweet. Very nice, I should have opened this up sooner!

  • RICHSBEER 1960 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    pours a dark red with a moderately sized off white head. The aroma is balsamic vinegar, oak, juicy fruits (cranberry, dark cherry, grape, plum). The taste is a bit sour, a fair bit of oak, some nice fruit flavours (cranberry, plum, currents, grape, cherry), balsamic vinegar. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderate to low carbonation, dries the mouth.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 4.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Pours a dark burgundy color with an off white one finger head that seems to stay aloft for a long time, regenerating because of the maelstrom of carbonation in the glass. Aroma is extremely sours and smells kinda like the inside of a wine barrel. The scent dances around in your nose and is quite wonderful taste is very, very sour to start with. Strong presence of cherries, pears, and wine grapes. The taste dances on the tongue for a split second then instantly disappears. Aftertaste is ever slightly metallic. This is one of the best tasting beers I have ever had.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Hazy dark brown with small light foam head. Aroma is fruity, so is taste with some oak tones. These beers we always drink at a end of a beer tasting evening, desert and for that they are perfect to us. (Velp 201206)

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    750 ml caged and corked bottle poured into two wine glasses - dark red with loads of carbonation. Vinegar dominates the nose with tones of cherry and faint notes of oak. Muted flavor profile - I expected a bit more funkiness - but the aforemention vinegar blended with soy/balsamic is predominent. This is easy to drink and refreshing, but it is not as sour as I would have expected.

  • MARKFRAGHERT 65 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle, Draught
    Aroma: vinegar, yeast, cherries
    Appearance: clear copper, this white head
    Mouthfeel: crisp, clean, full bodied
    Flavour: copmplex combination of sweet malt and tart cherries
    Overall: Truly an oustanding sour ale

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    One of the best I've had of the style, really great experience from beginning to end. Nice deep brown with ruby reds in the light. Smelled very lively, tart sours and candi sugar sweets. Wasn't overly fizzy which made it seem more like regular beer, something I like. Really sour up front followed by a grapey juiciness and sweet malts/sugars. I would drink this even if I didn't want a sour.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A deep mahogany colored beer I paired with veal parmesan and pasta. A creamy thick, textred, white head rises robustly above. Decent hang time settling eventually into a rgick creamy ringlet atop the body and gentle waves of film aside the glass. The nose is tart and cherry-fruity. There is a contrasting sweetness as well. Get ready to pucker up. The tasting is gently cherry tart with that same contrast of fruit sweetness. Medium bodied with nice sipping creaminess.

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