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

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Rodenbach Classic (Red)Rodenbach Classic (Red)

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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 68
Gots: 108 | FT: 3
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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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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured vigorously into a goblet a few thing clouds of off white foam. The beer is hazy brown in color with red hues. Leaves no lacing.

S: Cherry, Raspberry, Currants Red Wine Vinegar. A little tart with some funky bretty notes in there.

T: Subdued sour cherries and vinegar with some bretty funk and a slight bit of oak

M: Dry, medium bodied with sharp carbonation that kind of bites on the tongue

O: Overall this is a decent affordable sour for someone looking to get into them. I remember this being one of my first and me raving about it to everyone. Now that I'm a bit more experienced in the sour field I decided to try it again and it tastes completely different.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Best by some time next year.

Cloudy ruby-brown, big head forms and goes quick.

Smell is all tart black cherry. Sharp, but not really sour.

Flavor is black cherries, other berry-type fruits I can't really define, some oak. Less sharply tart than the nose, but a lack of much sweetness saves this one.

Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Leaves sticky cherry flavors on the tongue.

Overall this is a great take on the not-so-sour kind of Flanders beers out there. Some of them end up tasting like juice; this one does not at all. I also like that it comes in six-packs.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best before date 8/22/12

Appearance- Dirty red color with a dirty white head. Not very much lacing. 3/5

Smell- Tart and funky. Vinegar like. 3.5/5

Taste- Tart cherry, blackberry and maybe raspberry flavors. Not too tart though. 4/5

Mouthfeel- Thicker than I anticipated but more on the med side. Good carbonation. 4/5

Overall- I am surprised that I am saying this, but I would like this to be a little more tart. This a great beer if you want to get into the style. 4/5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/05/11 notes. Had this on tap at St. Arnolds on Jefferson Place in Washington, DC last night. Poured into a Rodenbach tulip.

a - Pours a reddish brown color with one to two inches of ruby reddish white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour fruits, cherries, balsamic vinegar, and bready malts. Not insanely sour but it's there, and pretty nice.

t - Tastes a bit tannic, of bready malts, light sour cherries, vanilla, toasted malts. Not as sour as the nose as all (which wasn't overly sour to begin with), and not a fruity. A bit of a step down for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Easy to drink but a little more carbonation would have been nice.

o - Overall a pretty good, readily available flanders. Not too sour so could be good for someone looking to just get into sours. Would have it again.

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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.