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

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Rodenbach Classic (Red)Rodenbach Classic (Red)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Belgium
rodenbach.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies 5.0-5.2% ABV

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,697
Reviews:
688
Ratings:
1,834
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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86
Gots:
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Photo of animal69
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WadeBridgman
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 330ml bottle. Best by date of '08.28.2018'.
Reddish brown body. Thin ring cap. Some small spots of lacing that slide down the glass.
Light aroma of cherries and darker berry. Also vinous.
Taste of cherry, vinous grape, oak barrel, and funky yeast.
Refreshing mouth feel, fizzy on the tongue.
Described as having "sweet-sour taste and complex bouquet". Completely agree, also the description of "very drinkable ale".

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Photo of brutalist
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisG523
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mscudder
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky combination of dark amber/red and brown. The carbonation is visible through the darkness as is a fingernail length foam head. The head dissipates and leaves a silky swirl of film and frothy lacing that retains throughout.
The nose is dominated by fruit, mainly cherries and sour plum. There is also a caramel sweetness that contrasts nicely with a light lemon acidity.
Light in the mouth, silky and with a dry finish. A nice balance of tartness that is not overly acidic and fruit-cherry and plum-that is not overly sweet and syrupy. The carbonation is relatively gentle but provides enough of a tingle. Simple and complex, there is even the lightest hint of peppery spice and hops bitterness.. It has enough complexity to remain interesting and not a one dimensional sour. I would have again.
Refreshing and easy to drink

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bird_soul
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Borzov1982
4.86/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

It's not beer,it's perfect young wine. I like it!

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of flek
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mnine
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgarciam
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of car2052
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle to tulip glass.

A: Pours a murky bloody brown. Head dies away fast. Very effervescent.
S: Apple cider vinegar, grape must, raisin. Very winey.
T: Tartness and a bit of sweetness up front. Fruity flavors like grape, strawberry, and hint of citrus in the middle. Finishes with a yeasty sourness.
M: Light-medium.
O: I think I like this a little more than Duchesse de Bourgogne. A little more well-rounded.

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Photo of Derek
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cork says 10-15, and it seems a bit oxidized.

Pours a small head, only a thin ring of retention.

Surprisingly light on the tart/funk. Okay, but I expected more.

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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,834 ratings
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