Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
A - poured much darker than i expected. a deep reddish brown
S - floral, not an overly vinegar smell that you get with many sour ales
T - a calmer albeit still sour version of the flandish red ale
O - very drinkable sour, though not my favorite. however it may be good for those who dont like an overly sour beer
04-21-2013 21:25:49 | More by wogreen
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a CCB snifter.
A: Crimson brown, hazy, with a thin off-white head and medium visible carbonation.
S: Vinegar, acetic, dark cherry, and moderately sour and tart.
T: Follows the nose, but grape and a light cherry are the fruity flavors I get, and it's not as sour as expected. There is a mild oak and vanilla in the background. Has some dry tartness in the finish.
M: Lighter body than expected, good carbonation sensation, and minimal alcohol presence.
O: Tasty, but doesn't rise above the crowd of sours. Still, it's a good one to grab off the shelf.
04-15-2013 23:26:52 | More by macrosmatic
4/5 rDev 0%
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.
04-06-2013 23:24:02 | More by tdm168
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
I am not sure how this is supposed to taste. I have had others of this style and I've had others that had similar characteristics.
As soon as I opened it I knew I had something interesting. The wild yeasty sour taste was in the air. As you start to drink it that sour subsides quickly. Too quickly - it made me long for a good Flemish sour. This is kind of like that only milder.
Based on the way this is made (25% 2 years matured and 75% young) I think it is ready to drink immediately. This is a good example of beer/food as culture.
03-30-2013 19:41:51 | More by schoolboy
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.