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

Rodenbach Classic (Red)Rodenbach Classic (Red)
1,826 Ratings
Rodenbach Classic (Red)Rodenbach Classic (Red)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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

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Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of Pillowburn
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of spoony
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of yamar68
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of PeetPP
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of aasher
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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Photo of ZoomieGirlD
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of dmartin118
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BAdams629
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Paige
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of RyanGoodman
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of yossarian14
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of grumpygerman
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of heygeebee
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BB 08/12 hmmm...only just

First of style that I can recall.

Pours a murky brown - light film, no head. Spotty lace.

Aromas of lemons, vinegar.

Taste is at once sour, and acidic. Sour cherries start to appear. Sherbert lemon aftertaste with a vinegar finish.

Lightly carbed, medium weight.

Jury out on this one for me overall

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Partridge
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from the 2012 BC Trailer Tasting Camping Tour with Rutager.

A: 1/2" cream coloured head over mahagony liquid.

S: Yeast, funk, sweet malt and oak.

T: Yeast, sour funk, sweet malt, figs, cherries, pears and oak.

M: Thin viscosity and a medium to low level of carbonation.

O: Very refreshing and sweet, this beer goes down way too easy.

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Photo of JasonSiedman
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,826 ratings
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