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Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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1,349 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,349
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 60
Gots: 78 | 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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ErwinGS

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-24-2012 15:06:33 | More by ErwinGS
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-23-2012 07:17:48 | More by anteater
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-18-2012 00:18:39 | More by ShemRahBoo
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-17-2012 17:14:36 | More by sneaks2210
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Grimbergen 0.33l goblet.

Appearance- Very murky/cloudy copper with no head and no lacing around rim.

Smell- Beautiful cherry/raspberry smells. Some oak and a little alcohol. A little yeast and malt as well.

Taste- Same fruit as above. Sourness at the sides of the tongue. Oak. Floral flavors as well.

Mouthfeel- Nicely carbonated. The sourness makes the mouth salivate a little. Flavor lingers around the mouth for 30 seconds or so.

Overall- Very good Flemish Red. Not too sour and not too sweet. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 18:08:32 | More by Seanniek91
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olafphysics

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25%

11-11-2012 17:00:21 | More by olafphysics
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KajII

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a dark cranberry red with an average (1-2 finger) light brown fizzy head that fully diminished in a short time, leaving behind virtually no lacing at all.

The aroma was quite compelling with some sweet malts and a tart Brett yeast, along with notes of dark fruit (black cherry, raspberry and cassis), candi sugar and a slight port wine presence.

The taste was bold and flavorful with a malty sweet tartness and a good fruity note along with some candi sugar to start, then became nice and yeasty with a strong sour port presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a fruity sour wine taste fading ever so slowly.

Mouthfeel was a about medium in body and dry in texture with an almost medium carbonation.

Overall this brew creates a fruity sour explosion on the taste buds, which I personally love. It has tons and tons of flavor, a fantastic drinkability and possesses a low ABV. Damn it's good...

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Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 16:59:11 | More by KajII
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-10-2012 01:17:54 | More by Gatordaddy
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-09-2012 03:29:36 | More by aminobutyricacid
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-05-2012 18:05:50 | More by rm9679
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mjtiernan

New York

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a flute. Best before 10.23.2013

A: Looks great. Reddish-brown body and two-fingers of tan head. Nice lacing on its way down.

S: Very acetic. Strong vinegar aroma. If I hadn’t had this beer already, I’d be in serious doubt at this point. Some dark fruit and woody notes as well.

T: Sweet and sour. The vinegar is there but it is cut by wonderful cherry, raspberry, plum, lemon, biscuit, some tartness a touch of spice...maybe clove and cinnamon? Almost forgot my favorite part...the slight oak flavors.

M: Super easy to drink once you are accustomed to the style. Body is light-to-medium and carb is lively.

O: Complex, yet refreshing. The first time I had this beer a couple of years ago I thought it had turned bad. Now it’s a beer that I return to over and over.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 03:56:37 | More by mjtiernan
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-05-2012 03:49:43 | More by ambruns1979
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rowyn

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

11-05-2012 01:42:29 | More by rowyn
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-03-2012 00:09:27 | More by Supergenious
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roach4230

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-02-2012 23:40:01 | More by roach4230
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frogfan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-02-2012 02:02:49 | More by frogfan
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ejfreed

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

10-31-2012 19:55:41 | More by ejfreed
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MikWalker


5/5  rDev +25%

10-28-2012 16:12:46 | More by MikWalker
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Ozurr

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-24-2012 20:54:50 | More by Ozurr
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shand

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

10-24-2012 03:41:29 | More by shand
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-21-2012 07:49:33 | More by Pinche_Oso
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kobeer

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

10-17-2012 18:26:18 | More by kobeer
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Snifter Glass

Appearance - Clear Dark Crimson with a brownish 1 finger head which loses its volume fairly quickly. The clear crimson color that shines through when put up to light is very nice.

Smell - Apple Cider, Yeasts, Plums, Mild Floral Hops and Malts. Very sweet malty scent to this beer.

Taste - Wow, that's tart! Apple Cider, Oranges, Floral Hops, Oak, and Malts. Very Sweet and Grassy Taste that I would be inclined to call this a desert beer. Flavor really starts to shine after it warms up just a bit. Very good!

Mouthfeel - Body is fairly light and the carbonation is very subdued after the first couple of sips. It also is very crisp when you drink it, which totals helps when trying to drink this.

Overall - The sweetness and tart flavor will for sure surprise those who are not familiar with this style (Like myself) or turn them off completely. All of that aside, this is a good beer that I throughly enjoyed and I look forward to trying out more from Rodenbach in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 00:59:52 | More by NuclearDolphin
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25%

10-14-2012 00:31:58 | More by HumanParaquat
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

10-12-2012 10:16:23 | More by Pillowburn
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,349 ratings.