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Rodenbach Brewery

Rodenbach Brewery
Rodenbach Classic

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 5.2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Rodenbach Brewery
Rodenbach Classic

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 5.2%
Dull bronze color. Aromas of white balsamic vinaigrette on lettuces with sourdough croutons and dried apple with a supple, lively, effervescent, sweet-and-sour medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length honeyed mulberries and quince and starfruit finish. A mellow sour ale with a very traditional style and effortless drinkability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: white balsamic vinaigrette on lettuces with sourdough croutons and dried apple
Taste Flavor: honeyed mulberries and quince and starfruit
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Carbonara, Turkey Reuben Sandwich, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mellow sour ale with a very traditional style and effortless drinkability.

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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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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