Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by Hhawk06:
4.22/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I was very much looking forward to popping the top on this world renowned brew, especially since I've had very few in the style. It poured with a largely beaded, off-white, and bit inconsistent head. It has a gorgeous pure mahogany color that is incredibly inviting. Wow, the smell is very vinous, almost like a merlot. Among the odors include; sweet malt, cherry, oak, and sour grape. Its surprisingly medium-bodied and very liquid in mouthfeel. I immediately notice that this is a very different and complex beer. The sour character is evident from the first sip. I'm sensing sour cherries/grapes, prickly fruit notes that engage in a serious tug of war with the sharp sour notes that result in a highly acidic character. It finishes more tartly as the sour notes fade, also somewhat dry with a touch of grit. Wonderful oaken fruit notes remain. The complexity is amazing. Even if you're not into the style, its something you have to try once.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2006 00:39:19 | More by Hhawk06
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4.59/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
To be fair, I think this was my 6th beer of the evening so not sure how that will factor into my opinion. Picked up this beer as part of a mixed 6 because I love the Grand Cru. Good looking beer with an excellent smell. Smells clean, sweet, and tasty. Taste is great, not as sweet as grand cru but very good and clean, nothing to complain about. This beer surprised me, not sure what I was expecting but somehow did not expect it to be this good. Not a great value but I would revisit if I could find it as a decent price. Definitely worth trying, excellent beer, and one I plan to revisit.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 03:10:59 | More by JamieDuncan
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.