Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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4/5 rDev 0%
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.
07-24-2014 13:47:35 | More by sweemzander
3.74/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
07-13-2014 05:12:10 | More by dar482
4.45/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
07-12-2014 00:04:32 | More by Phocion
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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