5 Stars, Brouwerij Rodenbach, Flanders Red

Rodenbach – Barrel No 145 – 2009 Vintage by Brouwerij Rodenbach

Deep mahogany with a small amount of rapidly dissipating nutmeg head. Rich cherry, plum, subtle vanilla balancing with the strong sour aroma. The intense aroma belies the mellow, well balanced beer hiding behind. I was expecting something on the more sour end of the Flemish Red spectrum and am pleasantly surprised by the beers approachability. Juicy sour cherry followed by a rich vanilla oakiness, tingly acidiccness and a nice dry finish

5 Stars