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

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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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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a ruddy brown color, with highlights of garnet and ruby when held up to the light. A thick, one inch off-white head unevenly pillows down, leaving little to no lacing down the sides of the glass.

Plenty of fruit in the aroma, with cherries and raspberries. A smokey oak smell is also present, wafting or lingering above the frut smell. There's also a tart aroma present, beyond the red fruit, mixed with a bit of beeswax.

Light, mildy tart and fruity, cherry, strawberry and green apple tastes all meld for a very pleasant flavor. The Granny Smith/green apple flavor becomes more prominent as you get further into this ale, balancing nicely with a delicate, almost floral sweetness. While slightly tart, this ale has no bitterness to it.

This has a light, soft mouthfeel, with a fair amount of carbonation that gives the impression that this ale evaporates as you sip it. Very pleasant and easy drinking!

This may be my first Flanders Red ale, and it is a beauty. Light, almost airy in feel, with a pleasantly tart flavor, this is supremely drinkable. Despite having such a light feel, the flavor is not lacking in the least. Letting it linger on the tongue amplifies the tartness to a point of over-stimulation; this ale lets you know that despite a delicate appearance, it will pack a punch if you let it. I definitely recommend, especially as a starter beer for the evening, or as a dessert beer after a meal.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 02:00:03 | More by TheHoppiest
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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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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.

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