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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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90
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1,384 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,384
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 63
Gots: 87 | FT: 3
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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YoungStout

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -25%

02-18-2012 01:02:31 | More by YoungStout
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%

Has a rusty red color. Red almost comes through in head, in a pinkish khaki color. Head holds well and clings to glass. Beer is clearly filtered, (zero sediment) which really negates beneficial cellaring. Smells good and well matured though. Musky maltiness along with sharp yeast notes. Wide range of mouthfeel and flavors from yeast and bacteria varieties. Bitterness is present and suiting to the rest of the beer. Oak isn't too much and really compliments the flavor profile. Aftertaste is pleasant. Solid tart/sour character. I find this to be an approachable beer for anybody, even though it has a true sour beer.

02-17-2012 23:03:24 | More by mlazzaro
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13esd

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-13-2012 23:44:17 | More by 13esd
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2012 14:15:40 | More by beef13
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MrMichael

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25%

02-10-2012 20:57:36 | More by MrMichael
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-10-2012 13:53:15 | More by ADTaber
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TNGabe

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-06-2012 03:31:25 | More by TNGabe
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JizackFH

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

Had this on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY on 1/30/12.

Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a murky brownish red color. There is about a finger of off-white head resting on top. The head has decent retention, and there is some whisky lace left behind on the glass. The nose is of sour fruit up fruit, mostly cherries, raspberries, and some apple. There are some aromas of vinegar and oak. I am also getting just a little bit of funkiness coming through. The taste follows the nose pretty well. It starts off with mostly sour cherries, but the raspberries and apple flavors are their as well. There is some vinegar and acidicness. There is some oak, as well as some earthiness and yeasty esters. The finish leaves some lingering sour cherries behind on the palate. This has a medium body and high carbonation. It goes down nicely and has a good amount of sourness to it. It has some earthy bitterness to it, as well as some acidicness. This has good drinkability. The taste is quite nice, and I enjoyed it a lot. This is my first flanders red, but I definitely look forward to getting my hands on some more. I recommend checking this one out.

02-03-2012 13:11:09 | More by JizackFH
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Philousa

California

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a dark amber, almost brown with 1/4 finger head and visibly active carbonation in the glass. Dark roasty biscuit malt aroma hides behind sour cherries and currants. I also get light fruit like ripe strawberries. Toasted wheat bread taste holds up sour cherries and currants as described above. Watery, but very creamy due to the yeast and carbonation, this beer finishes wet.

This is to sours what Sierra Nevada is to Pale Ales. Very refreshing and drinkable, not too sour but lots of flavor with a full body. This isn't the most complex sour, but it's a great intro and, eventually, stand by. With such a low ABV, I like finishing my night with a Rodenbach. Go home with the one that brung ya.

02-03-2012 05:08:18 | More by Philousa
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TobinMitnick

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

02-02-2012 16:56:35 | More by TobinMitnick
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -24.3%

On the nose I get a nice caramel background with a slight tart cherry hint in the tail end of the aroma.

Pours out a brown color, somewhat murky, with a light tan head that dissipates quickly into the beer.

Big sour fruits in the tasting of this beer. Cherries, apricots, peaches, all summer fruits. There is a slight sweetness in the finish, as the sourness doesn't last too long.

Highly carbonated with a medium body, this beer is quite drinkable as well.

Perhaps I shouldn't have drank it right out of the fridge, I think letting it sit would have opened it up a lot.

02-02-2012 06:12:56 | More by tlazaroff
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

750ml bottle
Served in a flute

A - It pours dark amber/brown in color with amber highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head.

S - I get some sourness on the nose. There is a slight dank aroma. I also get some soap.

T - I get a combination of sweet and sour in the taste. Between the smell and taste it has me thinking of cherries and cranberries. It has a dry finish.

M - It is moderate.

O - This beer definitely has some winelike qualities. The low ABV makes it easy to polish off in a sitting.

02-01-2012 22:42:37 | More by buschbeer
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RedSpecial1

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +18%

A: Pours a clear brown with a small bit of frothy white head with pearlescent quality.

S: I first notice an acetic note with a very vinous quality. Underneath that is a malty sweetness with a raisin-like quality.

T: Starts with a raisin or date-like character with the acetic and vinous tastes coming through in the finish, but much softer than in the aroma.

M: Almost a softness or roundness to the feeling of this beer with a slight sting from the acetic notes.

O: A very rich and flavorful beer with a complex flavor profile. The flavors seem much more integrated than many other examples of this style, probably due to the strong blending experience at the brewery.

01-29-2012 22:57:10 | More by RedSpecial1
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kldobbins

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75%

01-28-2012 01:30:04 | More by kldobbins
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dandmc24

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2012 11:27:34 | More by dandmc24
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hays99

Kansas

4/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2012 14:55:14 | More by hays99
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2012 21:00:56 | More by strongaf
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2012 20:18:38 | More by JRod1969
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-22-2012 21:26:34 | More by hoppymcgee
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev 0%

01-21-2012 21:14:17 | More by samEBC
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2012 16:16:10 | More by roblund
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RBCORCORAN

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-18-2012 18:59:18 | More by RBCORCORAN
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btesta

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2012 22:00:34 | More by btesta
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-13-2012 16:16:45 | More by bonbini26
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-12-2012 22:53:55 | More by zonker17
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,384 ratings.