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

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90
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1,438 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,438
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 68
Gots: 95 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

random846, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

nzerbe, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before: 10.23.2013

Pours a very dark mahogany color with only a small, fleeting bubbly head. Deep, acidic aromas of vinegar, black cherry, berries, red wine, and wood alongside a nice, rich creaminess and a touch of vanilla. Tart, fruity flavor with some oak, and a balancing malt sweetness. Medium bodied, acidic, and crisp. Very drinkable and refreshing.

wedge, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

HabiMendes, Mar 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

JoninVT, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

deac83, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

bugbear, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

drummermattie02, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Phillyz, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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!

BlurryVisi0n, Feb 12, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

BrewMaven, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

cosmonick, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

MacStinson, Feb 10, 2013
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,438 ratings.