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

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90
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1,407 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,407
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 64
Gots: 89 | 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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4/5  rDev 0%

AdamR46, Apr 29, 2013
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BrownAleMale, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Martinecu, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Poupae, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beer Bistro.

Beer is ruby red, with a moderately-sized light tan head. Decent retention.

Nose is quite nice. Cherry and other dark fruits/berries. Oak. Tart.

Taste is similar to the nose; contains oak, balsamic vinegar, cherry. Fairly tart and quite dry.

Medium bodied, a bit syrupy. Strongly carbonated. Dries the mouth a bit.

Overall, quite good, but the Grand Cru is much better.

jrenihan, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

TimHitchings, Apr 22, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

wogreen, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

MarioM, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

scmoore81, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

joshmace, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

BrianJohnson, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

kjkinsey, Apr 18, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

macrosmatic, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

alysmith4, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Necronomad, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

TheLevi4000, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

GRG1313, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

shehateme, Apr 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

lic217, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

gillagorilla, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

civicm87, Apr 08, 2013
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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.

tdm168, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

sludgegnome, Apr 04, 2013
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,407 ratings.