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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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1,499 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,499
Reviews: 630
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 68
Gots: 107 | 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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Photo of ThomasMetal75
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark maroon/mahogany & cloudy. Good amount of carbination towards the top of the glass.

S- Funky Belgian beer smell, but in a good way! Sour and malty, with deep dark fruits. Kind of like a dark red wine. There is a sweet element as well. That sour yest and dark fruit is the main smell.

T- Sour and sweet, with a dark fruit tartness. Finish is surprisingly dry. The sour lingers in your mouth, but it's not really bitter. I can even detect a woody presence as well towards the finish. Finish is pretty fast. Moderate carbonation. As far as Belgian beers go, this is excellent!

M- It's not the easiest thing to drink in the world, but it's certainly not extremely heavy. I like how the beer coats your mouth for a few seconds after you take a sip with all of it's delicious flavor, and then quickly dries. You do get that sourish, fruity taste that sticks around faintly after the finish.

*Overall, this is a really special beer. It's got everything a great sour Belgian beer should have. And to boot, it's not that alcoholic or hard to drink like some Belgian beers can be. I will diffidently be picking this up again for sure!

Photo of beeragent
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a bottle.

A - Pours a deep ruby brown with a small off-white head. No lacing visible.

S - Dark fruit, light vinegar, and tartness that tickles the nose.

T - Oak and cherry flavor up front with a light vinegary taste throughout. Not as tart as expected but still present. Flavor does not stay on the palate long after the swallow.

M - Light mouthfeel with light body and medium carbonation. Almost has a soda pop mouthfeel to it.

O - Easy drinker overall. Not what I would go for if I was craving a sour ale, but it has a nice tartness and smoothness common to the style. Makes for a great beer for the summer time.

Photo of Gregvg
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GinsuDave
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of augustwest0823
1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

Photo of valkyre65
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Dweedlebug
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Stubbies in Gaineville poured in Rodenbach tulip. Not what I was expecting after having their Vintage 2010. Really more of a quad, dubbel, or Belgian dark. Pours dark brownish res with a thin fluffy head on top. Aroma of plums and cherry, with verry littke sourness. Flavor follows, with some additional strong malt flavor and a bit of molasses, black cherry and a hint of funk. A very good and flavorful beer but not on style here. Medium to heavy slick mouthfeel, soft and smooth on the palate.

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JamesQuaff
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of troy138
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep ruby red color with a small white foam on the top of the brew. The thin foam fades rather rapidly leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is a mix of cherry and plum with a strong sour aroma of a candy like nature as well as some notes of a yeasty like smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a raspberry and cherry sweetness mixed with a rather mellow tartness. As the flavor advances the fruit flavors remain constant and are joined by some light oaky flavors as well as an increase in the tart and sour flavors due to an advent of a tart apple and lactic acid taste. As the taste advances further to the end a yeasty like taste joins the mix producing a slightly funky and sour taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are rather fitting for the style and help keep the brew an easier drinker even in light of its more tart nature.

Overall – A rather enjoyable brew with a nice blend of sweet and tart.

Photo of wer3w01f
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of hopoilcrazy
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of schaffer9252
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of FliryVorru
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AdamR46
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Martinecu
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Poupae
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jrenihan
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beer Bistro.

Beer is ruby red, with a moderately-sized light tan head. Decent retention.

Nose is quite nice. Cherry and other dark fruits/berries. Oak. Tart.

Taste is similar to the nose; contains oak, balsamic vinegar, cherry. Fairly tart and quite dry.

Medium bodied, a bit syrupy. Strongly carbonated. Dries the mouth a bit.

Overall, quite good, but the Grand Cru is much better.

Photo of TimHitchings
4/5  rDev 0%

Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.