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Rodenbach Alexander

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100
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extra-fermented beer with a fruity bouquet and a sharp, sweet and sour flavor. Matured for two years in oak casks.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear red beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: sour, sweet, wood, fresh. TASTE: sour, fruity, wood, little flat though. Preserved amazingly! Bottle from around 1989.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (686) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
Thanks Doug for the bottle. Deep copper, clear, off-white head. Bready/toasty malt, plumbs, dates, dried cherries, light sourness. Flavor: dried cherries, moderately sour, bready/toasty malt, dark bread crusts, cocoa, nutty notes, an earthy, minerally note and a lot of complex fruity notes. Complex, interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured from a tiny 25cl. bottle, huge thanks to Doug. The aroma is cherries, slight cocoa. The flavor is cherry, caramel, toffee, slightly woody, brown sugar. The acidity is bright making the cherries pop, tasting almost fresh. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1309) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle thank to Tchrome..Pour is redish with a nice white head..Nose is nice cherry, tartness, musty, dry, fruits..Taste is nice cherry, funk, barnyard, pie filling, fruit jelly..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4109) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle shared by Doug, thank man
Clear copper with a small off-white and some lacing. Aroma of ripe fruit, flavors of tart cherries and syrup
Very good and tasty

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (1878) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke. Clear copper liquid with medium light brown head. Aroma of almonds, cherries, light toast, light barnyard, light mineral, red berries and lemons. Very delicate and balanced. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with notes of cherries, blackcurrants and lemons. Delicious. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Excellent beer, absolutely worth the hype.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Huge thanks to TChrome for sharing this bottle. Brown-red pour with a small head. Aroma smells a lot like apple cider vinegar, without too much else going on. The flavor is a lot different - in a good way. I get a load of cherry notes, as well as some brown sugar, toffee and vinegar. Thin mouthfeel and low carbonation. Awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
Vintage 1998. 250mL bottle at DHVL, pours a deep dark amber with good clarity and a medium beige head. Aroma is a little dusty, with notes of oak, dark fruits, a touch of vinegar, and some sweetness - highly complex stuff. Flavour is a wonderful balance of sweet and sour - amazingly complex stuff - with notes of sour dark fruits, a little vinegar, some candied sugar, and oak. The layers of depth in this are incredible, with a remarkable balance between the sweet and sour. Very low acidity on the finish, with a perfect marriage of sweet and sour. Wonderful stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (649) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Holy Mother of goodness. This is the best smelling beer (or anything for that matter) I’ve ever encountered. Huge thanks to Enjoyit and Phredrik for sharing a couple of these bad boys. Pour slightly hazy chestnut brown with not head. (really? older than twenty years and no head?) Aroma of dates soaked in some sort of delicious alcohol, marzipan, vanilla, prunes, raisins, caramel, rum. Oi boy this is outstanding. The taste is sweet upfront, followed by faint bitterness and ends out with some tiny sour notes. Really is a treat. Medium bodied, with no carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottle shared with Bruce and Leighton at DHVL, 22/03/13. 1998 vintage. Clear chestnut brown with crimson hues, thin off white head that soon clears edgeward. Nose is rich vinous berry fruits, light nutty tones, brown sugars, woody, tarte fruit. Taste comprises dark cherries, caramel, sweet caramelised sugars, tarte and slightly soured berry fruits. Fuller end of medium bodied, smooth as, fine carbonation. Great stuff!


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