Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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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
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
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
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,384 ratings.