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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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1,346 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,346
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 59
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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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Chimay Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Deep red with brown highlights. Light brown one-finger head which dissipates very quickly. Minimal lacing, almost not present.

Not a huge nose on this one. Slight vinegar presence. Sour fruits. Cherries and tart green apples mix with unripened peaches. Slight hints of sherry and oak. Traces of leather and vanilla.

Sherry and oak notes mix with a slight hint of vinegar. Big taste of tart apples combined with the sweetness of black cherries. Nice earthy/woody presence. Hints of grass. Finishes with a taste remeniscent of sawdust.

Good and crisp. Not as creamy as I'd like it to be. A bit on the thin side. The feeling of the carbonation is not quite right. Reminds me of Sprite, after being opened for a day.

Perhaps I'm spoiled by the availability of it, but for the price, I'd much rather reach for a Duchesse.
This is drinkable, sure, but I'd prefer something else, I think.
This is not available in my area, so if I were in another part of the country and saw it in a store, I'd buy a couple, sure. I just wouldn't go out of my way to search it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 20:05:28 | More by coldmeat23
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 13:47:35 | More by sweemzander
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-23-2014 04:00:20 | More by ThaJokerWild
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2014 13:19:56 | More by HRamz3
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biernack

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-21-2014 12:27:36 | More by biernack
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -43.8%

07-21-2014 06:21:24 | More by zeledonia
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-21-2014 03:32:11 | More by AudioGilz
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confer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-20-2014 03:17:17 | More by confer
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adam5454

Alabama

4/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2014 19:02:46 | More by adam5454
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skriv

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

07-18-2014 00:22:07 | More by skriv
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Liverocks

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-16-2014 21:37:46 | More by Liverocks
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-16-2014 05:18:51 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Ted

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-16-2014 01:27:17 | More by Ted
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2014 21:07:11 | More by mikeburd1128
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core42

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-15-2014 15:22:32 | More by core42
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev 0%

07-14-2014 19:00:46 | More by atlbravsrno1
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whatsleftofyou

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-14-2014 16:39:35 | More by whatsleftofyou
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-13-2014 20:39:23 | More by CDCNAM
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wdf210

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2014 19:44:18 | More by wdf210
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dar482

New York

3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a murky copper brown.

The aroma is quite tart of unripen apples, cherries, cranberries, fig, red grape, a hint of oak, and sweet bready malt.

In the front, there’s a combination of apple and cranberry juice with hints of tartness, but that quickly subsides onto musty and funky red grapes. A gentle caramel and malt sweetness in the middle, then it dries off leaving that lingering funk and wood.

The front of the palate impresses, but that quickly goes away. A decent step behind the Grand Cru.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 05:12:10 | More by dar482
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-12-2014 21:12:53 | More by jim_carignan
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle dated best before 10/14/2015. Pours into a Lindemans flute a dark ruby color, reminiscent of cranberry juice. Barely off-white head with just the slightest tan hue. Head quickly drops into a thin crown, but that sticks around. Moderate but consistent lacing.

Aroma is very fruity and tart. Sour cherry and plum mostly, but a nice touch of candied sweet cherry as well. Passion fruit. Oak. A ton of fruit flavors going on, but little malt or hops. Slight spicy phenols.

Flavor is similar to the aroma in that it is a complex assortment of fruit. A tart red wine/cherry fruitiness blends well with caramelized sugar flavors, sweet cherries, and a touch of vanilla from the oak. Sweet up front with a tart finish, with just a little bit of spice thrown in at the very end.

Tart, refreshing, crisp mouthfeel. Light-medium body with moderate carbonation. No astringency and moderately sour, but acidic.

Rodenbach is a wonderful beer. I really love Flanders Reds, but I've only had a few in the past, so it's hard for me to evaluate this to style. Nonetheless, it is absolutely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 00:04:32 | More by Phocion
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 19:41:00 | More by plumcrazyfx
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-11-2014 15:32:26 | More by twowheelssoar
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mrjmann

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 03:20:10 | More by mrjmann
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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,346 ratings.