Rodenbach Classic (Red) - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
A-Pours a clear, dark, crimson hue. Head is a thin, unfinished, off white clump of froth. Not much lacing but it almost seems to leave legs along the glass.
S-Tart cherry with an underlying fruity sweetness. Oaky as well. Some caramel sweetness, too. Some vinegar. A bit of apple juice.
T-Flavor starts off with a moderately intense tartness that fades into a sweeter cherry flavor. Oak comes in after the tartness, too. Some brown sugar and a mushy, overripe fruit medley.
M-Medium bodied. Finishes surprisingly a bit dry. Fairly refreshing. Moderate carbonation.
O-I found this to be pretty tasty. Nice balance of sweet and sour. Nothing too overwhelming, which makes his beer a good go-to when your having a sour craving.
07-04-2014 15:37:16 | More by VelvetExtract
3.78/5 rDev -5.5%
Appearance is nice. Brownish red color. I like the smell a lot. Hard to describe. The taste is excellent. This is my first sour beer. Buying it I didn't know it was a sour beer. The initial taste is good. A cider lite oak taste. I like the aftertaste a lot. I would drink this beer again.
06-28-2014 02:49:20 | More by IPAlpha
3.8/5 rDev -5%
Bottle pured into tulip glass.
A- Dark maroon and brown color, somewhat opaque. Short finger sized head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing. Lots of noticeable carbonation.
S- Tart cherries and dark fruits. Currant berries and a little vinegar. Decent amount of sourness in the smell and a little oak. Small amount of alcohol detectable.
T- Not as tart or sour as smell would suggest. The sourness is actually quite subtle and a Belgian ale taste is present along with it. Small hints of a table wine turning to vinegar, but in a good way.
M- Light to medium bodied. Lots of epervescence. I prefer to pour these hard and let the carbonation settle for a bit.
O- Fine example of a balanced Flanders Red. I prefer a little more sourness, but this is certainly a top quality version of the style and one Id definitely recommend to others, especially those just getting into sours.
06-27-2014 15:22:11 | More by EveningCordial
3.29/5 rDev -17.8%
A: Opaque mahogany hued body with a thin tan head that is short-lived.
S: Sweet malt and sour yeasty aromas.
T: Begins sweet at the outset and progresses to a sour finish. Quite flavorful.
M: Well-blended and smooth. A good Flemish Red-Brown ale.
06-26-2014 23:40:57 | More by Paincane
Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 1,388 ratings.