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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark ruby color with a hint of clarity and bubble shooting to the top, creating a foamy and sudsy two-finger off-white head that retains long after the pour

S- vineous aroma with some grape and oak notes, tart cherry, balsamic vinegar, doughy malt with some toasted highlights

T- sour and tart cherry flavor up front with some wine-like qualities of oak and vinous flavors. Woodsy and musty notes, nutty, tart vinegar leads to a dry finish

M- light carbonation and medium body with a cream mouthfeel leads to a super smooth finish that is dry and slightly tart, Drinkability is just about perfect

O- great cherry notes with just enough tartness to keep you wanting more, one of the more drinkable I've had of the style as well

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

getting more into Belgian red/brown ales. this ones smooth balanced and flavorful. hints of vinegar and sour fruit on the aromas. cherry, cranberry. flavor is a bit tart and sweet. hints of herbal spice. not a really deeply complex character, but some good tart and fruity notes

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 02/10/14.

Pours murky brown with a thin khaki head that quickly disappears completely and leaves faint spotty lace.

The smell begins with faint vinegar and is followed by dark cherry, plums and grapes. There is some slight funk from Belgian yeast and a hint of burnt sugar on the finish.

The taste is a subtle mixture of plum, cherry and grape up front with dark malt on the finish. Sweet and lightly sour.

The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation.

As stated in previous reviews, this would make for an ideal introduction to sour beers. Sweet and tasty without being overwhelmingly sour. Smooth and sessionable.

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Rodenbach Classic (Red) from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,818 ratings.
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