Review: Rodenbach Vintage 2015

A bright and tart red wine.
Rodenbach Vintage 2015
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Reviewed on 12-13-2017
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Rating A
Style Flemish Red
Produced In Belgium
ABV 7%
Availability Limited

The Full Review

There’s beer that goes well with food, then there’s Rodenbach’s vintage ales. The 2015 vintage is an unblended Flemish Red that sits for two years in a single oak foeder before bottling. The result is a beer for marking a momentous occasion, designed to sit on the dinner table with the finest wines. Vintage 2015 tastes like a three way battle of flavors between sour, sweet, and oak characteristics. There’s a dark cherry and apple tartness that’s leveled out by light honey. The oak influence shows with notes of vanilla and caramel. A lengthy finish stays with you like a wine without the tannins. Drink it on its own with friends or alongside some cheese or charcuterie. The main thing is to find it and drink it.