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

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Ratings:
1,801
Reviews:
680
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
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3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is nice. Brownish red color. I like the smell a lot. Hard to describe. The taste is excellent. This is my first sour beer. Buying it I didn't know it was a sour beer. The initial taste is good. A cider lite oak taste. I like the aftertaste a lot. I would drink this beer again.

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of EveningCordial
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pured into tulip glass.

A- Dark maroon and brown color, somewhat opaque. Short finger sized head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing. Lots of noticeable carbonation.

S- Tart cherries and dark fruits. Currant berries and a little vinegar. Decent amount of sourness in the smell and a little oak. Small amount of alcohol detectable.

T- Not as tart or sour as smell would suggest. The sourness is actually quite subtle and a Belgian ale taste is present along with it. Small hints of a table wine turning to vinegar, but in a good way.

M- Light to medium bodied. Lots of epervescence. I prefer to pour these hard and let the carbonation settle for a bit.

O- Fine example of a balanced Flanders Red. I prefer a little more sourness, but this is certainly a top quality version of the style and one Id definitely recommend to others, especially those just getting into sours.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.29/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Opaque mahogany hued body with a thin tan head that is short-lived.
S: Sweet malt and sour yeasty aromas.
T: Begins sweet at the outset and progresses to a sour finish. Quite flavorful.
M: Well-blended and smooth. A good Flemish Red-Brown ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Photo of osupuck19
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this in a beer of the month club - I will freely admit I am completely new to drinking beer of this style. The beer is a mixed ale - 75% "young" with 25% aged in oak barrels. The smell was very fruity and floral, almost smelling more like wine than beer. I've tried a ton of stuff from american craft breweries and liked many of them, but I can honestly say I've never had anything like this one from Belgium. The flavor of the beer is a bit tart at first but that quickly fades to more complex flavors of the malt and hops. The finish is clean and refreshing. Really blown away and ready for more true Belgian style beers.

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2.88/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

"The Flemish Red Brown Ale, 75% young 25% matured for 2 years".

What could go wrong about that?

Flavor.

It pours nicely although barely any head. Smells a little like dark cherries. Medium carbonation. Fruity but not as much as a lambic. Refreshing. I could have it for brunch, lunch or snack. Not something to taste in detail.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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