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Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Classic (Red)Rodenbach Classic (Red)

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90
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1,351 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,351
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 60
Gots: 77 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies 5.0-5.2% ABV

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2002)
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Phelps

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had from the glass at Papago the other night. I told one of the girls there that I was in the mood for a sour, and this is what she poured me, saying the bartenders "were looking for a reason to open this one anyway" as she poured the deep dark-chocolate brown liquid into a tulip glass.

Hues of light amber and cranberry highlights become visible when held to light. A buttercream head flitters away without much notice, leaving a ring.

In the nose, I get some dry red wine along with some sweeter grape juice. The sourness of green apples is there as well, along with some light caramel malt and cola.

The taste is less red winey and more grape juicy. It's sweet, almost like a dessert wine. Some nutty maltiness. I actually would've like just a tad more sourness, but the mild funk that's there is nice, and balanced nicely by some caramel sweetness. This has the complexity of Dr Pepper.

Medium-light body, high carbonation. Slippery.

As far as Flanders reds go, this one is passable. It certainly sated my sour cravings -- at least for one night.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 19:36:27 | More by Phelps
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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a small pilsner glass.

A: Dark brown with reds. Very pretty and deep color.

S: Smells of malty notes with hops and some yeast. A nice grape aroma.

T: Primarily a light malt body with a huge citrus and floral top. Prunes, grapes and raisin here. Spicy finish.

M: Smooth and crisp, not bitter and not boozy.

O: A fairly unique beer that is full of unique flavor. A bit too sour and sweet for me, but very different and I'm glad I tried it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a murky reddish mahogany color. Some off-white froth and lacing.

(S)- Bright aromas of cherry and raspberry and strawberry with the slightest dry oaky funk to it.

(T)- Slight oaky funk combined with a great dryness throughout. Great slightly tart vinegar and fruit kick and the end.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. A very easy drinking/milder flanders.

(O)- This is a drinking Flanders. One of those you would always have a bottle on hand when you are in the mood for one. Milder, but shows more fruit than sour acidity. While I will say I prefer the grand cru, this is still quite good.

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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,351 ratings.