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

Rodenbach Classic (Red)Rodenbach Classic (Red)

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1,216 Ratings
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Ratings: 1216
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.97%


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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Reviews by Thur123:
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Thur123

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The only date on the bottle is 28-07-11
This brew pours a deep (well duh) brownish red color with at least two fingers of light khaki colored head. Fades slowly in large bursts. The smell is tart, and like vinegar. Red wine kicks up in the nose as well. Smells very spot on for the style.

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The flavor is crisp and refreshing with the sweetness up front of juicy cherries and berries finishing with a dry brut like acidity. Very mellow as far as the sharpness of the tart side is concerned. There is a chance this is almost four years old now so maybe the age has mellowed the whole thing out a bit. Very juicy tasting up front with the dry tartness rounding out the end, but not in a way that overrides the sweetness. This brew ends more balanced than I remember other examples of the style ending. All and all this is simply amazing as far as texture and drinkability go. The mouthfeel is only slightly chalky and is far from thin or heavy or watery. The drinkability is like Powerade when you're really thirsty. (I can drink Powerade pretty damn fast hungover). Super tasty. Soda like fizziness as well as a bit of brown ale mellow malts too.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 00:52:02 | More by Thur123
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A: Not quite clear, a little bit cloudy. I can't see the color in my hotel room, but it looks like a dark amber ale in this light.

S: Very sour, with vinegar coming right at you.

T: Very light blandness hits the tongue first, followed very quickly by a light sour flavor that is very pleasing. The sourness is not overwhelming and gives way to tart fruitiness. The tartness eliminates the more vinegary sourness and the beer finishes nicely.

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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.