Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by Sensaray:
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle, best before 8.22.12
Pours an audibly fizzly red brown color with a small light tan head.
Has a tartness in the nose backed up my some malty dark fruit sweetness most notably cherry.
Again has a sweet tart complex but the sweet overtakes the tartness in the taste, as opposed to the smell where the tart is prominent. The sweetness is darker fruits.
Great carbonation level and a smooth, drinkable light medium body.
Overall this is really good and surprisingly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2011 03:38:30 | More by Sensaray
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3.55/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The other Rodenbach styles are rated 100. However, this one not much for me.
A: I poured it several times to study the head because it seemed the bottle had flat off despite a 12/17/14 date. On 2nd pour, aggressively into a tulip, a nice dense foamy tan head appeared. But it failed to last and atfer that it leaves some dotty lacing, and again feels thing and flat.
Murky, muddy, red-brown body.
Smell: I get cider, decaying wood, vinegar, and prunes. I dont get enough malt and fruit. I dont get enough complexity or strength, but it betters as it warms.
Taste: Follows the smell dominated by cider and fruit balsamic vinegar. Some oak, and hard underneath. Hint of vanilla? Got to let it warm, but it never rises above prune cider for me.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Low carbonation. Slightly sticky mouth feel, but not cloying.
Drinkability: A half portion might be ideal aperitif. Otherwise, I put this aside to drink a more approachable beer profile and finish it at a warmer temperature. Definitely want to split it with some one, or maybe even save it to cook with tomorrow.
I prefer beers that I want to finish now.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 01:34:02 | More by Act25
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.