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

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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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A: Pours a brownish red color. Cloudiness is lightly preveilant. Head that lingers with nice lacing.

S: Slight Vineger and sour berries. Farmhouse funkiness.

T: Sour Cherries and grapefrui, slight brett notes. Sweet and Sour. Very Nice.

M: Crisp with a medium carbonation. Goes down very smoothly.

O:Great beer. One of my favorite styles.

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A-Pours a murky ruddy brown color with a few fingers of off white head.

S-Smells of heavy balsamic notes with some sour cherry notes.

T-Tart, acidic cherry and slight vinegar notes with a bit of leather.

M-Medium bodied with low but prickly carbonation and crisp, light feel.

D-Highly drinkable; drinks more like a mildly carbonated, yet complex, juice cocktail.

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Poured from the 750 mL bottle into a chalice glass.

Pours a reddish rusty color that's nearly opaque, tan head of about two fingers leaves decent lacing.

Smell is really peculiar, it's very inviting for me. There's a lot of sourness juxtaposed by a delicate sweetness. Some notes of wood or something I can't define float around.

This beer is certainly a sour one, but not overly so. Actually the sourness is pretty restrained by a nice cherry sweetness that takes over the middle. Finishes with a touch of that wood I noted before with some nice malt and some residual sour.

Mouthfeel is slightly dry, medium bodied.

Wow, I can't believe how fast I am imbibing this. As one of my first sour beers (not THE first) I can tell I am falling in love with these styles. Awesome beer.

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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,801 ratings.
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