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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 of ripe cassis, eucalyptus, beeswax, anise, barnyard, and marinated beets with a round, racy, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, very complex, very long thyme, oregano, dried cranberry, chocolate brittle, and oak finish. A fabulously complex Flanders-style Red Ale that will please the connoisseur’s palate; stylish and deeply satisfying.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe cassis, eucalyptus, beeswax, anise, barnyard, and marinated beets
Taste Flavor: thyme, oregano, dried cranberry, chocolate brittle, and oak
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Confit, Pot Roast, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fabulously complex Flanders-style Red Ale that will please the connoisseur's palate; stylish and deeply satisfying.

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