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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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1,384 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,384
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 63
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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JoninVT

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

02-27-2013 00:43:54 | More by JoninVT
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deac83

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-19-2013 05:57:26 | More by deac83
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2013 19:19:30 | More by OriolesFan1008
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bugbear

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-17-2013 23:21:51 | More by bugbear
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-15-2013 22:24:36 | More by drummermattie02
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-12-2013 21:21:13 | More by Phillyz
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Server in a pint glass.

Appearance: ridiculously dark amber, very light bubbles on the body. Off white head maybe 1/10", I'm not crazy over the way it looks but it's still attractive.

Smell: strong woody taste, you can inhale the malts and cellaring.

Taste: This taste is not for everybody, strong sourness to it that makes the rest of the beer very hard to enjoy. Wood, almost cedar like...but a notch sweet. I don't hate it but keep my words in mind before sipping and judging.

Mouth: an easy medium to full, strong after taste of rye sticks to you like black to the night.

Overall: good beer but the hype it definitely does not live up to. Honestly this is probably my first flander's red ale, and I want to try more before I put them on the "beware" list. Salud!

02-12-2013 03:47:20 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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BrewMaven

New York

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%

Thanks to Sal for this donation!

First time trying a Flanders Red Ale.

Pour a deep , clear red and has an off white head that dropped quickly leaving a ring and partial cover. Lace is abundant but also recedes after each sip.

Smells a lot like wine..cherries without the awful sulfer stink that most wine has.

Taste is of tart cherries. thin mouthfeel and mild yet biting carbonation. Dry finish.

Interesting style..I may have to hunt down a few other examples of this.

02-11-2013 17:23:34 | More by BrewMaven
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

02-11-2013 03:59:58 | More by randylangford
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-10-2013 23:05:35 | More by cosmonick
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-09-2013 03:07:55 | More by vicsju1991
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Cursh14

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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twincano

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

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LaurensDeJong

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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mitlinks

Switzerland

4/5  rDev 0%

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jcoulighan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

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KillaB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +1%

12 oz bottle poured into crooked stave tulip. Best before 7/25/14.
Pour is much darker than anticipated. ..deep ruby brown with slight white lacing. Smell is so complex. Lots of sweet toffee english malts and oak but a huge cherry tartness is dominant. Taste is nicely tart cherry but so balanced with the sweet toffee malt and oak. Its super dry as expected and easy to drink. Its a great is example of the style.

01-27-2013 01:33:46 | More by DrinkSlurm
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-22-2013 21:27:50 | More by Brew33
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,384 ratings.