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Redbach - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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BA SCORE
82
good

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 19
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-29-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

DLucky, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Slatetank, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

t0rin0, Apr 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Rodenbach goblet. Pours a reddish-brown color without too much of a head. Nose is very heavy cherry Jolly Rancher character. Flavor is similar. Fairly tart. Not too complex. Interesting move with the twist off cap. Overall, an interesting experience, but this isn't worth seeking out for anything other than the tick value.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer shared by Thorpe at a recent tasting, beer is red, pink head, looks like soda.

Aroma is sweetness and cherries, bordering on cough syrup cherry.

Beer is way way too sweet, too many cherries, too much like cough syrup. I get the beer, I do but I just can't drink too much of it. Not a repeat for me.

drabmuh, Nov 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer appears a dark crimson color with minimal head and sparse lacing. The aroma is sweet, offering cherries, hints of nail polish. Just OK. The flavor is sweet, almost like a Shirley Temple, with a pronounced maraschino cherry taste. Light in body, and easy to swill. The sweetness renders this best in small quantities. Still, always fun to try a new beer, let alone one brewed by Rodenbach.

Huhzubendah, Aug 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

DefenCorps, Mar 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

nickfl, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

bonbini26, Jan 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

SummitVA, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

ajfrantz, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a deep cherry red color. The head what a light pink and didn't last very long. The smell of the beer was a little on the sour side. The taste of the beer reminded me of a cherry jolly rancher. It was tart and sweet at the same time. The mouthfeel wasn't too bad, it had a decent carbonation to it. Overall this beer was sweeter than most of the Flemish Reds out there. This is more of a dessert beer.

Knapp85, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very deep red in color with no head or visible carbonation.
S: There is a mild sour aroma with notes of cherries.
T: The overall taste has a good amount of sourness, but it is not too strong, and is nicely balanced by the sweetness of the cherries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather tart on the palate.
D: The beer is very interesting to drink and provides an interesting mix of sourness and sweetness--enough to make me want to have another one.

metter98, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of Gobzilla
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of a74gent thanx bro

A: poured brown with red highlights with a thin head and left a little sticky lacing.

S: vinegar and lovely cherry aromas with some acidity that carried some oaky barrel notes with hints of sugar and slight faint malts.

T: great cherry tart flavors that hit the palate first with a vinegar base slight funk but very pleasent oaky notes that bring out the overall flavor of the beer.

M: medium silky body with a good amount of carbonation that accents the beer and a sweet a mild tart finish.

D: very good flanders red that drank great and wasn't too sweet but it definitely isn't a alexander. To me the alexander still takes the cake on the cherry flanders sour. Very good beer though.

Gobzilla, Jun 12, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky red/brown with a finger of head.

The aroma is mostly cherry and chocolate, and there is a bit of a metallic nature to it.

The flavor is very cherry forward....basically that is all it is is cherry. Somewhat artificial and fruit-juice like, but not horribly so. I'm just severely disappointed by the lack of any sort of depth.

The body is medium and carbonation is proper for a fruit beer.

Overall this one would be better if it was just labeled as a cherry beer, but the fact that it is supposed to be Rodenbach with a hint of cherry is just wrong....there is no base to this, it is straight Juicy Juice. Not bad though I guess.

alcstradamus, May 06, 2010
Photo of CampusCrew
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: beutiful red copperish color, looked liek a glass of red wine

smell: sour fruity, grapes and cherries

taste: not extemelely sour enough and slightly swetter than other I have tried. The chery is not dominate and brings a very compelentary flavor

mouthfeel: high carbonation and light

drinkability: very easy... but too much of a fruit beer for me. It;s my wifes favorite beer ever though.

CampusCrew, Jul 31, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a straight-sided Harpoon glass from a bottle at my house

Pours a dark amber with rose highlights, minimal to no head.

Cherry comes out right away in the nose, no malt whatsoever

The sour cherry rolls off with a sweet ending note that separates this from "traditional" kriek beers. Pleasant, good, sort of a cherries jubilee taste rather than a tart cherry flavor.

Thin, easy to drink, I have had many of these at one time and they do not drop of at all. Quite good, nothing spectacular, but worth seeking out.

mhatters, May 26, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

A: light red with small pinkish head with slight retention

S: sweet malt, cherry

T: sour cherry flavor backed with sweet malt. Interesting flavor combo

Md: very drinkable somewhat buttery mouthfeel

Good choice for a summer session beer.

Cheers!!!

UDbeernut, Jan 13, 2009
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4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 9/19/08. Bottle courtesy of sloth (thanks Bert!). This was my favorite beer when I just started getting into beer. Pours a deep red with a pretty, foamy pink head. Aroma of cherries, sweettart candies. Flavor of tart cherries and more candy. Nice tartness with just the right amount of cherry and sweetness. Ah, heaven...I'm so glad I got to try this again. A pity this beer is retired.
8/5/9/5/19 (4.6/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 26, 2008
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3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a dark cranberry-mahogany with a light beige head.

S: some sweet cherries and a tart fruity sourness.nice and simple.

T: The initial flavor was strong cherries and a big sugary fruit sweetness. Once again a very smooth, silky body with an even tartness that was easy to consume. Not a lot of complexity, just cherries and a lot of them.

M: very light, silky, smooth and moderately carbonated.

D: A recognizable sour finish with a good deal of carbonation makes this at times consume like a cherry mountain due. Good desert beer.

beerthulhu, Dec 11, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a murky raspberry color with a luscious pink head that caps the liquid decoratively; curtains of lace

Smell: Primarily sweet cherry jam, but there is a vuague hint of something funky lurking underneath

Taste: Tart and sweet up front, with a growing cherry jolly rancher flavor developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavor becomes more jammy and lacks any of the funky hint I detected in the aroma

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly full-bodied, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Aimed at a specific market in the US, but it never took off and is now hard to find (and, I believe, discontinued); a decent stab at the alcopop beer style but not something I would likely re-visit

brentk56, Nov 21, 2008
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4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on the terrace of my condo overlooking the Atlantic while vacationing in Florida, so perhaps my scores reflect how perfect this beer was for the occasion. Poured brown with an orangish/red tinge and with little head. Smells sweet and sour with aromas of sweet cherry, balsamic, and molasses. Taste is similar- sweet and sour with dark brown sugar and spicebox flavors. The mouthfeel was smooth, tart and creamy. This beer is a bit sweet, but delicious and the tartness definitely helps keep it in balance. You don't get huge cherry flavors, rather you taste them as a component of the beer as a whole. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Georgiabeer, Aug 26, 2008
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Redbach from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.