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

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Rodenbach Classic (Red)Rodenbach Classic (Red)
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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:
#3,701
Reviews:
688
Ratings:
1,834
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Axnjxn
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle.

dark reddish brown with a mild head. big sour cherry smell on the nose. taste is extremely tart, with a big kick of very sour cherries at the end. quite good...medium bodied with low carbonation.

overall a good flemish red that is very cheap and available. like this one a lot.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of EternalCask
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Was making a stop for the lady at a package store in somers,ct. I happened upon a shelf of craft offerings and picked this on no authourity, other than my love for most Belgians and a desire to experiment with Flanders Red.

A- a rusty, coppery red. It glows a bit. Half an inch of mother of pearl colored froth. Looks like a lit cigar.

S-green and gala apples.. A hint of sherry wood. There is a wiff of youthful frivolity, followed by a nose of a wise old sage.

T- more apples, grape must, sherry, sweet and tart play a game of one on one. Right now sweet is up by two. Figs, quince, dark stuff.

M- dissipates quickly, but leaves a great woodsy finish flavor-wise. Not heavy.

O-fun! Glad I tried this. It could be too sweet for some, but I find a nice balance with sour notes throughout. The sherry notes make me happy. Give me portobello mushrooms, chicken marsala with egg noodles, a Danish blue cheese burger. BBQ??
Go Belgium, go Belgium....

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4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- poured from a bottle with minimum head. Very thin cap and nothing more. Ruby red, slightly maroon in color.

S- smells of cherry pie, malts, and a hint of tartness

T- Taste is solid. The sweetness a d tartness play well with each other. Cherry pie, lacto, pie crust, a hint of prune, and some hop bitterness.

M- solid body with nice carbonation that carries the sweetness and tartness across the palate.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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

A - muddy brown, with tints of red. 2 finger off white head.

S - Crisp apple. light tartness.

T - Very tart & crisp with a touch of sourness. apple, light cherries. Stronger sour flavor comes after. Mild Puckering aftertaste.

M - one of the lightest bodied beers I've ever had. Complex flavor yet with a refreshingly light body, that's rare. medium high carb.

My first Sour beer. I am definitely open to further exploration!

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4/5  rDev 0%

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