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

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90
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1,326 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 58
Gots: 76 | FT: 2
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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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-09-2012 03:29:36 | More by aminobutyricacid
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-05-2012 18:05:50 | More by rm9679
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mjtiernan

New York

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a flute. Best before 10.23.2013

A: Looks great. Reddish-brown body and two-fingers of tan head. Nice lacing on its way down.

S: Very acetic. Strong vinegar aroma. If I hadn’t had this beer already, I’d be in serious doubt at this point. Some dark fruit and woody notes as well.

T: Sweet and sour. The vinegar is there but it is cut by wonderful cherry, raspberry, plum, lemon, biscuit, some tartness a touch of spice...maybe clove and cinnamon? Almost forgot my favorite part...the slight oak flavors.

M: Super easy to drink once you are accustomed to the style. Body is light-to-medium and carb is lively.

O: Complex, yet refreshing. The first time I had this beer a couple of years ago I thought it had turned bad. Now it’s a beer that I return to over and over.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 03:56:37 | More by mjtiernan
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-05-2012 03:49:43 | More by ambruns1979
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rowyn

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

11-05-2012 01:42:29 | More by rowyn
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-03-2012 00:09:27 | More by Supergenious
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roach4230

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-02-2012 23:40:01 | More by roach4230
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frogfan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-02-2012 02:02:49 | More by frogfan
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ejfreed

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

10-31-2012 19:55:41 | More by ejfreed
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MikWalker


5/5  rDev +25%

10-28-2012 16:12:46 | More by MikWalker
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Ozurr

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-24-2012 20:54:50 | More by Ozurr
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shand

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

10-24-2012 03:41:29 | More by shand
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-21-2012 07:49:33 | More by Pinche_Oso
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kobeer

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

10-17-2012 18:26:18 | More by kobeer
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Snifter Glass

Appearance - Clear Dark Crimson with a brownish 1 finger head which loses its volume fairly quickly. The clear crimson color that shines through when put up to light is very nice.

Smell - Apple Cider, Yeasts, Plums, Mild Floral Hops and Malts. Very sweet malty scent to this beer.

Taste - Wow, that's tart! Apple Cider, Oranges, Floral Hops, Oak, and Malts. Very Sweet and Grassy Taste that I would be inclined to call this a desert beer. Flavor really starts to shine after it warms up just a bit. Very good!

Mouthfeel - Body is fairly light and the carbonation is very subdued after the first couple of sips. It also is very crisp when you drink it, which totals helps when trying to drink this.

Overall - The sweetness and tart flavor will for sure surprise those who are not familiar with this style (Like myself) or turn them off completely. All of that aside, this is a good beer that I throughly enjoyed and I look forward to trying out more from Rodenbach in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 00:59:52 | More by NuclearDolphin
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25%

10-14-2012 00:31:58 | More by HumanParaquat
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

10-12-2012 10:16:23 | More by Pillowburn
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spoony

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-10-2012 02:10:41 | More by spoony
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Murky ruby brown, slight clarity, a light khaki head that laces nicely.

Earthy woods, faint vinegar, fainter tart qualities, not as pungent as I expected.

Acidic vinegar bits, subtle barnyard twang, apple cider, subtle paper notes.

Very drinkable. I wish this had a bit more funk as it's a tad papery for me. Still good stuff though.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 22:47:37 | More by yamar68
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

09-30-2012 15:28:52 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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PeetPP

Belgium

5/5  rDev +25%

09-29-2012 07:58:47 | More by PeetPP
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aasher

Indiana

3.05/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a light bodied, chestnut brown with ruby highlights and a one finger, creamy off white head. The nose features light sweet cherry with light vinegar. The flavors are both sweet and tart. It features a touch of sweet cherry with an acetic tartness but also has this odd, lager yeast and pale malt characteristic that is both stale and really strange. It's too light and that lager aspect is really distracting. It drinks light with a decent amount of residual sugar but the flavors don't all come together very well. I wouldn't buy this one. It is well below Duchesse let alone their Grand Cru.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 02:30:39 | More by aasher
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ZoomieGirlD


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-19-2012 00:39:26 | More by ZoomieGirlD
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

09-18-2012 15:08:20 | More by PaBeerLover
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-18-2012 00:05:38 | More by Chugs13
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.