Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by t8s8l8:
4.13/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look- a dark brown tree barkish brown, with a red hue to it. one finger head that stay together for a brief period. carbonation seems strong from the many bubbles.
Aroma- definitely sour, strong paint smell probably alcohol, also a vinegar essence, short dark chocolaty notes ,and a damp barnyard stink. not picking up on to much barrel presence.
Taste- sweet, a nice sour tart in the front and finishes dry, more acidic than sour though. I can taste the barnyard more then its aromatic presents, less complex than some other Flanders red, but i think i like it for that reason.
Overall Experience-easy to drink, very enjoyable, seems to sit in my stomach though. probably not advised as a session beer. a great sipping beer even though it is not a high gravity beer. a staple as a Flanders red in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2011 04:30:30 | More by t8s8l8
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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.