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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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90
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1,385 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,385
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 64
Gots: 87 | 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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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-24-2013 19:15:46 | More by Lare453
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mactrail

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%

The color is that distinctive red-amber in the narrow Saxo tulip. A pile of foam, coarse bubbles, and lots of lacing. Aroma is woody, nutty, fruity. A touch of sweetness on the lips and a pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. And at 5.2%, a great quaff! The slight acidity is more like ripe cherries. It's actually less sharp than most IPAs. No hint of hops, apparently. Warm malt and that unique fruity mix.

Why are so many sours so vinegary? What's so wrong about the modest malty sweetness in this stuff? The Rodenbach mix of older and younger beers is so much more drinkable. Anyone curious about the sour styles of the Belgian tradition should try a couple of these.

From the 12 oz bottle in a six-pack bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in San Diego for a quite reasonable price. Interesting to discover this brewery is now owned by Palm of Belgium, which makes some hack beers of no distinction at all.

03-24-2013 05:15:48 | More by mactrail
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-22-2013 22:59:12 | More by Cazlo
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -43.8%

03-22-2013 04:10:19 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25%

03-22-2013 01:18:30 | More by Lanstrum
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

03-21-2013 17:25:10 | More by Archemedies
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

03-21-2013 00:57:16 | More by enelson
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avschmitt

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

03-18-2013 14:08:36 | More by avschmitt
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mustelid

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

03-17-2013 05:06:16 | More by mustelid
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2013 01:58:17 | More by szmnnl99
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -25%

03-13-2013 23:27:29 | More by chippo33
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

03-13-2013 02:59:26 | More by AJ01923
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improvmasta

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25%

03-11-2013 19:50:52 | More by improvmasta
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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2013 03:24:45 | More by gshackles
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-09-2013 15:28:21 | More by djrn2
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

03-09-2013 15:25:33 | More by Duvel
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Shatter

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

03-09-2013 02:51:36 | More by Shatter
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-07-2013 01:38:05 | More by random846
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2013 18:55:59 | More by tenacioustomato
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-05-2013 23:23:40 | More by Keith_R
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2013 00:38:22 | More by nzerbe
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wedge

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Best Before: 10.23.2013

Pours a very dark mahogany color with only a small, fleeting bubbly head. Deep, acidic aromas of vinegar, black cherry, berries, red wine, and wood alongside a nice, rich creaminess and a touch of vanilla. Tart, fruity flavor with some oak, and a balancing malt sweetness. Medium bodied, acidic, and crisp. Very drinkable and refreshing.

03-03-2013 23:37:55 | More by wedge
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HabiMendes

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-03-2013 18:25:24 | More by HabiMendes
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2013 15:23:06 | More by DeutschesBier
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,385 ratings.