This is a pure, fully sour beer, a classic example of the traditional Belgian style. Fermented 18 months in foudres with wild yeasts and bacteria, it is a powerhouse of beautiful, funky complexity. The nose is a bounty of earthy, mouth-puckering notes of cherry, green apple, lemon pith and hay, with a distinct and pleasant red-wine vinegar edge. The palate is tart and lifted, with assertive notes of lemon and sour cherry juice framed by hints of dried herbs, wood spice and apple skin. It's well balanced and immensely refreshing, and will pair masterfully with a rib-eye or beef stew. Artisanal Imports, Inc.
Flanders Red Ale
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).