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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: 1,406
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 64
Gots: 89 | 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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4/5  rDev 0%

beef13, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

MrMichael, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ADTaber, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

TNGabe, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

JizackFH, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Philousa
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Philousa, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

TobinMitnick, Feb 02, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

tlazaroff, Feb 02, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

buschbeer, Feb 01, 2012
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4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RedSpecial1, Jan 29, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75%

kldobbins, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
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strongaf, Jan 23, 2012
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JRod1969, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

hoppymcgee, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

roblund, Jan 20, 2012
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

RBCORCORAN, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

btesta, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

zonker17, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Brianito, Jan 11, 2012
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.