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

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Rodenbach Classic (Red)Rodenbach Classic (Red)
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3.99/5
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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:
#8,047
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
1,855
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
240
Trade:
1
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Photo of Harrison8
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a muddy burgundy with a finger of khaki head. Head is more fizzy than foamy and doesn't retain long. Aroma is plum, burnt sugar, grapes, dough, toffee and biscuit malts. Flavor profile is plum, grape, toffee, caramel and biscuit, bread, and caramel malts. It has a lightly yeasty, sour finish leaving a lingering sourness on the tongue for a while. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a smooth, velvety texture. Overall, flavorful, but youthful. A lot of flavor for a standard 5% ABV, landing a similar experience as its heavier relatives.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bierfonteintje
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vol4life88
4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- it pours a deep, dirty, ruby red. With a very thin white head. No carbonation.
S- smells of wonderful cherries and carmel malt. Oak as well.
T- sweet cherries aged in oak barrells. Cherries have very little tartness. Slight malt and dry sherry finish.
F- medium body with dry finish.
O- not very tart which is right in my wheelhouse!

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Photo of Latarnik
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaron73
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bmaggot
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robertas
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice lunch or dinner red light sour that goes well with most anything .. Not on the level of the more premium Rodenbach offerings, but the price reflects that . This one is more of a daily drinker that I would recommend to most anyone that likes this style .

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tony210
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber - red with nice micro bubble foam head. Nose is sour cherry, reminds me of a framboise Flavor is mostly cherry, some raspberry, reminds me of a light wine. Sweet and sour, has a nice tart finish. Carbonation had a fizzy quality. Overall this is a flavorful and light bodied beer, very enjoyable.

4/28/18
750ml bottle
4 rating

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefz1
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aged for four years.

Another fine offering from Rodenbach -- and unlike Alexander and Caractere Rouge, this one is impressively reasonable in price! More malty than their other offerings, with that same lightly smacky tartness that doesn't overwhelm the nuances in the yeast that is used.

80/100

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Photo of Pohr10
2.58/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of epyon396
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
1/5  rDev -74.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WormGod
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,855 ratings