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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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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 67
Gots: 96 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website

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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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

troy138, May 07, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep ruby red color with a small white foam on the top of the brew. The thin foam fades rather rapidly leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is a mix of cherry and plum with a strong sour aroma of a candy like nature as well as some notes of a yeasty like smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a raspberry and cherry sweetness mixed with a rather mellow tartness. As the flavor advances the fruit flavors remain constant and are joined by some light oaky flavors as well as an increase in the tart and sour flavors due to an advent of a tart apple and lactic acid taste. As the taste advances further to the end a yeasty like taste joins the mix producing a slightly funky and sour taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are rather fitting for the style and help keep the brew an easier drinker even in light of its more tart nature.

Overall – A rather enjoyable brew with a nice blend of sweet and tart.

Darkmagus82, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

wer3w01f, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

hopoilcrazy, May 06, 2013
Photo of schaffer9252
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

schaffer9252, May 04, 2013
Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dt_gbpackersfan, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

FliryVorru, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

AdamR46, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

BrownAleMale, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Martinecu, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Poupae, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beer Bistro.

Beer is ruby red, with a moderately-sized light tan head. Decent retention.

Nose is quite nice. Cherry and other dark fruits/berries. Oak. Tart.

Taste is similar to the nose; contains oak, balsamic vinegar, cherry. Fairly tart and quite dry.

Medium bodied, a bit syrupy. Strongly carbonated. Dries the mouth a bit.

Overall, quite good, but the Grand Cru is much better.

jrenihan, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

TimHitchings, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of wogreen
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured much darker than i expected. a deep reddish brown
S - floral, not an overly vinegar smell that you get with many sour ales
T - a calmer albeit still sour version of the flandish red ale
O - very drinkable sour, though not my favorite. however it may be good for those who dont like an overly sour beer

wogreen, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

MarioM, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

scmoore81, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

joshmace, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

BrianJohnson, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

kjkinsey, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a CCB snifter.

A: Crimson brown, hazy, with a thin off-white head and medium visible carbonation.

S: Vinegar, acetic, dark cherry, and moderately sour and tart.

T: Follows the nose, but grape and a light cherry are the fruity flavors I get, and it's not as sour as expected. There is a mild oak and vanilla in the background. Has some dry tartness in the finish.

M: Lighter body than expected, good carbonation sensation, and minimal alcohol presence.

O: Tasty, but doesn't rise above the crowd of sours. Still, it's a good one to grab off the shelf.

macrosmatic, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

alysmith4, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Necronomad, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

TheLevi4000, Apr 15, 2013
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,449 ratings.