Brewery: Brouwerij Rodenbach
Style: Flanders Red
Rodenbach Vintage 2016 is a unique, unblended Flemish red ale that is matured for two years in standing oak casks (foeders). Brewmaster Rudi Ghequire then hand-selects the finest beer among the 294 foeders at the brewery in Roeslare, Belgium. This beer has an acidic, apple-like fruitiness combined with caramel, wild honey, and oak, with a touch of vanilla, cherry, and licorice. The aroma consists of touches of caramel and oak, as well as green apples mixed with honey and chocolate. The slightly sour, fruity aftertaste is long and nicely balanced, just like a Grand Cru wine.