750 mL bottle, $16.99. I’ve passed on this several years in the past but today it seemed to speak to me a little. Bottled 07/25/13. Flemish Style Red Ale Aged in Oak.
Authentic pour. Drab, brown pour and with little or no head. Some thin collar and a some exaggerated bubbles from the pour. More authenticity in the nose. Some light vinegar that is quite clean. Sufficient lingering in the mouth without being overwhelming.
The tastes reflect the same, but he barrels cut in a little too much for me. It gets dry quickly, and although I don’t have a huge issue with that, it drys my plate too much. There’s a bit of rounding and a buttery finish the is a barrel element. I don’t really care for it.
Compared to Rodenbach/Goudenband (and yes I know it’s not all the same), it just represents really poor value. Bad a bad beer at all, but a pretty poor value one.