This style, often referred to as the Burgundy of Belgium, hails from West Flanders. It is a tart, sometimes sour beer, with a distinctive reddish-brown color. On the palate it is light to medium bodied but firm with a wide range of fruitiness and light in hop character. It is brewed with Vienna malts, which in part contribute to the red color of the final product. Rodenbach is, hands down, the quintessential brewer of red ales, and they are available in the United States. Rodenbach brews three versions of the red ale: Rodenbach, (a blend of a younger and older red ale), Rodenbach Grand Cru (the aged version alone), and Alexander Rodenbach (sweetened with cherry essence).