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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:
#3,566
Reviews:
687
Ratings:
1,828
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Photo of Tone
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy ruddy brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, yeast, fruit, alcohol, hint of hops, slight earthiness, and cherry. Fits the style of a Flanders Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, yeast, fruit, alcohol, hint of hops, slight earthiness, and cherry. Overall, average appearance, good aroma, body, but too sweet.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an old, brown color, not unlike filthy pond water, with a negligible cap of khaki froth the soon retreats into tasteful ring around the periphery. Mild aroma smells of apple cider vinegar and tart cherries with some brown sugar and a vague, muted spice akin to stale allspice.

The taste is mellower than the nose would suggest, and extremely cohesive. Everything blends together so nicely that it is an entity unto itself, with little in the way of untoward prominences or evolution. Close scrutiny reveals apples, oak, bready malt, spicy yeast, and a tasteful dash of apple cider vinegar. Grain husk peaks out on the back end. Moderate carbonation and medium body afford a smooth, lively mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a subtle, classy brew with no serious flaws. The taste, while not bold or complex, is simply well-executed and delivers on the style in a way that would ingratiate itself even to novices.

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Photo of sjrider
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acmurphy696
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You can smell the cherry as you place the glass up under your nose and the subtle sweetness balances well with a tartness. I can't grasp it as well going down, but the cherry definitely lingers slightly.

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Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MaxOhle
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uniobrew31
2.22/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Please note my review is based on a bottle that I just purchased that unfortunately was "sell by" 6 months ago. Smelled and tasted pretty much like viniger. Don't age this beer. Drink fresh.

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Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biggoon16
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear ruby color with a light pink head of fizzy foam. It smelled of sweet cherries and a little bready notes. Nice sour bite up front with a strong cherry flavor. Crisp and puckering mouthfeel.

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

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.66/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A sour that's not too sour.

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Photo of DavidST
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacob17
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,828 ratings
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