Rodenbach Vintage 2015 Flanders Red Ale

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This vintage foederbier from Rodenbach shares a lot in common with the brewery's 2013 release, though perhaps with a bit more intensity and acidic twang right off the bat. A slightly hazy red-mahogany color, the funky, sour wild-yeast aromas are front and center on the nose, coupled with notes of balsamic, toasted oak and cocoa that are all supported by fruity tones of tart grape, plum and cherry. The medium-weight mouth offers more of those tart-fruit flavors, starting crisp and acidic but then transitioning to richer, cocoa-dusted versions on the long close. Medium carbonation coupled with the lifted fruit and acidity result in a clean and vibrant palate, though a pleasant astringency lends texture and length to the finish. Latis LLC. Lauren Buzzeo

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