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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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BA SCORE
90
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1,375 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,375
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 62
Gots: 85 | 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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wogreen

Texas

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
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MarioM

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-21-2013 16:39:06 | More by MarioM
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scmoore81

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-19-2013 14:41:14 | More by scmoore81
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joshmace

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-18-2013 13:47:42 | More by joshmace
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BrianJohnson

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-18-2013 12:27:23 | More by BrianJohnson
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2013 23:42:10 | More by kjkinsey
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macrosmatic

Florida

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
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-15-2013 23:19:54 | More by alysmith4
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-15-2013 20:46:09 | More by Necronomad
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2013 00:00:52 | More by TheLevi4000
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-14-2013 17:52:46 | More by GRG1313
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-13-2013 00:05:34 | More by shehateme
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lic217

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-11-2013 22:09:00 | More by lic217
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-11-2013 01:38:04 | More by Atomicskis5
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-09-2013 01:52:11 | More by gillagorilla
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

04-08-2013 01:20:09 | More by civicm87
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tdm168

North Carolina

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
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-04-2013 00:34:12 | More by sludgegnome
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25%

04-02-2013 00:56:58 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-01-2013 20:46:18 | More by Krakpoff
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schoolboy

Ohio

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
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev 0%

03-30-2013 04:25:10 | More by BAsbill
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-28-2013 21:16:27 | More by JMS1512
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sharkdigital

California

4/5  rDev 0%

03-27-2013 20:22:44 | More by sharkdigital
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

03-25-2013 23:35:04 | More by jkermitj
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.