Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by Thur123:
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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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 1,157 ratings.