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Fruitage - Brouwerij Rodenbach - 96 Rating

Responses from Rodenbach master brewer Rudi Ghequire.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
I came up with the recipe for RODENBACH Fruitage, after visiting the US and talking to consumers about wanting an approachable, easy drinking offering - yet still being distinctively Rodenbach in balance, flavor and taste.
BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
To start, it's delicious. The fruit flavors in the beer make it extremely refreshing, but it's also perfectly balanced and distinctively sour, the way all our Rodenbach beers are produced.
BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
Because all RODENBACH beers are aged in oak foeders (some for as many as two years), we took the concept of our aged beers, combined with fruit to arrive at the name "Fruitage."
BC: Is this your “desert island beer?” 
It's certainly a great option for warm climate conditions; it's refreshing and delicious. I could be very happy being stranded on an island with nothing but RODENBACH Fruitage.
BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Approachable, balanced, flavorful, light and downright refreshing.
BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
All of our beers are very personal, but what I love is seeing consumers enter the world of RODENBACH through this beer. Watching them - for the first time - be surprised and delighted by a balanced sour beer such as Fruitage is always a pleasure to witness.
BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
This beer is terrific with a variety of foods and is very versatile. Try it with barbecue, meats & cheeses. It's also perfect to take the cans along on any picnic, as it pairs well with a variety of finger foods and sandwiches.