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

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1,326 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 58
Gots: 76 | 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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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: deep, deep ruby red with a small white head.

Nose: Really can't get much off the nose. A bit of sour cherries and some bready malts.

Taste: Bright, fresh sour black cherry tartness up front followed by nice sweet caramel-y malts. It's very simple and very easy-drinking. This would make a great easy-drinker on a colder night.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation, just enough body to give it some substance without being overbearing.

Overall: A nicely tart very cherry forward easier drinking Flemish red. Nothing like the super complex and sour ones with more old beer in the blend. The young beer gives it a nice a malty base while the small percentage of old beer in there provides just enough funk and sourness.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 20:54:52 | More by fdig23
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

04-26-2014 11:07:51 | More by DanGeo
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dimitrov

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

06-01-2013 03:13:06 | More by dimitrov
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

09-06-2012 21:51:47 | More by heddar33
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Shagator

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

01-02-2014 03:13:39 | More by Shagator
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev 0%

05-10-2014 18:12:07 | More by Doomcifer
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RPMazzi

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2012 04:11:00 | More by RPMazzi
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: cloudy, minimal head, reddish brown in color, high carbonation

Smell: vinegar, oak, and dark fruit

Taste: sweet and tart cherries with vinegar

Mouthfeel: slightly sweet but very tart, light bodied, high carbonation, dry

Drinkability: Another nice intro sour from Rodenbach. I could certainly put down a couple glasses of this. I would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 12:55:52 | More by tigg924
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy brown-red color with a white head. The aroma is vinegar with some sweetness and some oaked notes. The flavor is a great mix of sweet and sour with some oak and vanilla notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice Flanders Red.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 02:05:41 | More by Mora2000
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Prospero

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2014 04:20:34 | More by Prospero
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2014 00:40:22 | More by williamjbauer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

03-05-2014 18:44:02 | More by WVbeergeek
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2013 18:18:22 | More by Bizoneill
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours a clear brownish-amber color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of mild vinegar and good amounts of tart cherry flavors. Very light hints of oak aromas waft out every now and then.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mild dark malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by tart cherry flavors. Midway through the sip very light hints of oak work their way into things, carrying through to a mildly tart ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall I remember this one being more tart than it was here, it's a bit too subdued for the style. Still, it's a well made beer that's worth a shot, especially for those just getting into sours.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2010 21:16:56 | More by glid02
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2013 00:00:52 | More by TheLevi4000
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sloejams

California

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

sampler at the Lucky Baldwins Belgian Beer Festival, listed on the menu as Rodenbach Flemish Red

This had a darkish, red murky color with a slight pink head. The aroma is wonderful - very tart with cherry and oak. The taste is crisp - green apple, cherry and malt, subtle with a sour kick. It has a medium body with a fizzy pop of carbonation. Finishes smooth and clean.

I think a few of these would be welcome, but certainly not a session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2006 22:19:56 | More by sloejams
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

05-30-2013 02:23:52 | More by ManMoosePig
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seavercm

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

05-12-2014 19:54:19 | More by seavercm
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Dan114

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2014 00:40:21 | More by Dan114
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

10-02-2013 01:41:52 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark brownish amber with ruby edges; big cap of thick, soft, off white, brownish head that fades to a thin lacing

S - tart cherries, a bit sour, some lactic aromas

T - tart, fruity, a lactic creaminess, some caramel malt

M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated, a bit dry

This is a decent beer. It has all of the hallmarks of what I expect a Flanders Red Ale to be. It's highly drinkable and refreshing while being a bit tart. I prefer the Grand Cru to this, but this is definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 23:24:02 | More by tdm168
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somnus

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-19-2012 01:03:43 | More by somnus
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

05-02-2014 17:29:57 | More by tclipse
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

05-08-2014 14:53:39 | More by HuntDaddy540
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2013 18:55:59 | More by tenacioustomato
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.