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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,546 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,546
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 68
Gots: 132 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2002

ABV varies 5.0-5.2% ABV
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark brownish amber with ruby edges; big cap of thick, soft, off white, brownish head that fades to a thin lacing

S - tart cherries, a bit sour, some lactic aromas

T - tart, fruity, a lactic creaminess, some caramel malt

M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated, a bit dry

This is a decent beer. It has all of the hallmarks of what I expect a Flanders Red Ale to be. It's highly drinkable and refreshing while being a bit tart. I prefer the Grand Cru to this, but this is definitely worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper body with a thin off-white head and very nominal lacing. Aroma is some nominal tartness with big earthy qualities and faint berry notes. Wood comes through faintly on the finish, earth on the forefront with a pleasant immediate vinegar and lingering tartness on the finish. Very drinkable thin mouthfeel with very clean finish.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle that my brother brought as a Christmas present.

A: The ale pours with an amber color that shows off brilliant copper colors when light shines through the base of the glass. A fluffy head near 2 fingers looks like it will retain and lace.

S: The nose is, without a doubt, unique. Tartness with a barnyard undertone, lots of fruit with a kriek-like aroma.

T: The kriek-like flavor evident in the nose returns en force in the taste. The cherry flavors are dry and slightly sour, not syrupy and sweet. Underlying the fruit flavors is a subtle funky tartness. That tartness is not quite pucker-up level but it is noticeable. Cherry and berry sweetness see the ale away.

M: The mouthfeel is slightly funky, sweet with lots of fruitiness. This is not as sour and offputting as, say, the Duchesse de Bourgogne (my mortal enemy in the world of beer).

D: The alcohol is nice and low, eluding detection throughout the glass. The slight tartness is welcome and the fruitiness from the spontaneous fermentation and aging is quite enjoyable.

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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 1,546 ratings.