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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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Ratings: 1,477
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 66
Gots: 102 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website

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%

mendvicdog, Jun 06, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- maroon color with little to write home about.

S- classic sour beer smell.

T- taste is smooth but unremarkable. Modaerate sour and its perfect for beginners to the sour style of beer. Compared to the grand cru, or the vintage it's no where close. But the flavor profile is very similar just slightly dirtier than the previously recommended beers.

M- mouthfeel is also decent but nothing too crazy here. Enjoyable, drinkable, not too thick, not too thin with mild carbonation.

O- wonderful sour at a great price, great everyday sour as its affordable and easy to obtain. No seasonal, or limited run status here. 1/4 oak aged, 3/4 young beer. If you enjoy sour beers, vinegar, pickles, or anything tart give this one a shot.

Doogermeister, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

t420o, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

300 ml

Pours a dark, opaque brown. White lacing.

Smells of tart apples, vinegar, and candi sugar.

Tastes of tart apple, candi sugar and bretty yeast.

Medium body with light carbonation.

A very well balanced sour ale, good flavor but not to overwhelming. A great sour to introduce yourself to the style, but one to come back to for fans of sours as well.

Cylinsier, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

goblue3509, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

gabedivision, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

TheSack, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Japers, Jun 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25%

Aquapolo1, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Hoppy_McMalt, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

dimitrov, Jun 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Lucoli, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

johntfox, May 30, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a nice dark red/amber color with a slightly hazy body and filled with carbonation. The head is thin and dissipates rather quickly, but forms a nice thin ring of lace. There are plenty a fruit aromas coming through, apple, grape, lemon and figs too, but I also pick up a very faint vinegar scent. It’s sour and sweetens up as it hits the corners of your mouth, light bodied and very refreshing. The woody flavors do come out as you swallow, but the very faintly and the sourness does linger. It goes down quit smooth.

vickersspitfire, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

seplo, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

ManMoosePig, May 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25%

Unchi, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

fsck, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Waveoff, May 28, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into tulip, best buy 2010.

A - poured a murky brown, some orange/ruby highlights. Slight off white head that disappeared, leaving now lacing. The head remained as an ever present ring that left short lived lacing as I tipped my glass, helping the appearance greatly as after all these years it's still looks alive.

S - intense fruity aroma, dominated by raisin. Beyond the raisin is a nice sour character and a pleasant mild malt aroma.

T - taste is very mild but sweet. Candi sugar and caramel malt character with notes of fruit, specifically raisin and other dark fruits. Although the taste is mild, it is complex. There is a nice sour bite at the end that balances out the sweet taste. I cannot discern hop character in either the flavoring or bittering aspects.

M - medium with a slight syrupy viscosity. Ample carbonation keeps this balanced. Very drinkable.

O - Very delicious for the age and low abv. It strikes a great balance between very mild taste that is still very complex. I will certainly add more of these to my cellar, it is a great beer to just enjoy and not be overpowered with in your face sour.

MaineBrewing, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

JSouth, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

DerekMorgan, May 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

desint, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

robertmitchum, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JellyJacket, May 24, 2013
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,477 ratings.