Went to Tria tonight with a good friend and had some beer, cheese and appetizers. Started with the DIEU DU CIEL PÉCHÉ MORTEL stout which was like drinking a stout infused coffee, rather than the other way around. Some olives, and bruschetta as well – the Truffled Mushroom with Fontina were a winner in addition to the Warm Tuscan White Bean Spread with Baguette as well. From there, the main event – a rare Rodenbach 2007 Vintage Oak aged red ale.
If anyone has had the ‘regular’ (if there is such a thing) Rodenbach Red, you know what I mean when I say that the taste is contagious. This vintage red oak ale takes it to a whole new level. The oak aging does a great job of mellowing both the sweetness and sourness of the flemish red into a more refined drink. If it weren’t the price of a bottle of red, I’d go get some and keep it in the frig. I still might, but that remains to be seen.
Had some cheese too, both of which were enjoyable:
NETTLE MEADOW KUNIK (Warrensburg, NY · Goat & Cow-P)
5 SPOKE CREAMERY TUMBLEWEED (Lancaster County, PA · Cow-R)