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Rodenbach Brewery

Rodenbach Brewery
2015 Rodenbach Belgian Red Ale

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 7.0%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Rodenbach Brewery
2015 Rodenbach Belgian Red Ale

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 7.0%
Mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of apple cider vinaigrette on endive salad, silly putty, and craisins and nuts with a round, tangy, effervescent, sourish medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long spicy cherry compote, arugula with candied lemon and balsamic, and pickled tropical citrus finish. A wonderfully vivacious and mouthwatering Flanders red ale with a beautiful balance of sweet and sour fruit notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style:
Aroma Aroma: apple cider vinaigrette on endive salad, silly putty, and craisins and nuts
Taste Flavor: spicy cherry compote, arugula with candied lemon and balsamic, and pickled tropical citrus
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully vivacious and mouthwatering Flanders red ale with a beautiful balance of sweet and sour fruit notes.

The Importer

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Flanders Style Red Ale

Flanders style red ales are deep red to reddish-brown in color and range in alcohol from 5-6.5%. These beers are defined by a complex fruitiness ranging from cherries to apples to oranges and a bracing acidic sourness. This defining sourness is a result of having been aged for years in well-used large wooden tuns allowing bacterial interaction with the beer and imparting a sharp ’sour’ character. Hops do not play much of a role in the overall flavor profile of these beers. Similar to Flanders style brown ales, these beers are a result of careful blending of aged beers to achieve the desired flavor profile. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Duchesse de Bourgogne, Rodenbach and Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge.

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Flanders Style Red Ale