Rodenbach Classic

Rodenbach Classic by Brouwerij Rodenbach
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

RODENBACH is the unique “Flanders Red-Brown Beer”, recognised as a traditional local product. Mixed main fermentation and maturation in oak casks (“foeders”) give it the same sweet-sour flavour and complex fruitiness as wine. 

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
Judges Review 
Garrick van Buren's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The aroma from this clear, brown beer with a dense tan head is a complex mix of black cherries, oranges, malt vinegar, and hints of wood. The flavor is an evenly balanced delicate blend of sweet malt, black cherries, orange, and a light acetic sourness. The 5% ABV, medium body, light carbonation, and sweet finish make this a very easy-drinking and versatile sour beer. It can easily replace a glass of red wine at dinner, especially a red wine blend. It's also quite comfortable next to a burger and fries where the acidity would accentuate the tomatoes and ketchup.