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Rodenbach "Classic" (Red)
Brouwerij Rodenbach - Roeselare, Belgium
Flanders Red Ale (ABV 5.2%)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]


Rating: 4.1/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 17/20

The pour was a dark cranberry red with an average (1-2 finger) light brown fizzy head that fully diminished in a short time, leaving behind virtually no lacing at all.

The aroma was quite compelling with some sweet malts and a tart Brett yeast, along with notes of dark fruit (black cherry, raspberry and cassis), candi sugar and a slight port wine presence.

The taste was bold and flavorful with a malty sweet tartness and a good fruity note along with some candi sugar to start, then became nice and yeasty with a strong sour port presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a fruity sour wine taste fading ever so slowly.

Mouthfeel was a about medium in body and dry in texture with an almost medium carbonation.

Overall this brew creates a fruity sour explosion on the taste buds, which I personally love. It has tons and tons of flavor, a fantastic drinkability and possesses a low ABV. Damn it's good...

Sampled: 10/27/2012
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