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Rodenbach Alexander

Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Extra-fermented beer with a fruity bouquet and a sharp, sweet and sour flavor. Matured for two years in oak casks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1893) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle shared by Todd. Thanks! A: Dark red in color with a pink head. N: Intense cherry, grapefruit, lemon rind, currant jam, some funk, a lot of oak, red wine vinegar, leather and tobacco. Even more cherry. T: Quite tart, sweet - but not sweet-tart. So good. M: Light body, no alcohol, spritzy carbonation. O: The Grand Cru with lots of cherry to boot. Just so good; I wish it had never been retired and wasn’t so hard to get.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5744) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours reddish with an off white head. The songs had cherries, such malt, mild sourness, spices and bugs. Nice. It has a medium crisp body with gentle micro carbonation. The taste has the aroma notes with more spice and cherries. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8528) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle. 2016. Bronze beer with a dark cream head.Oak and cherry aroma with light sourness. Sweet flavor with cherry, light acetic notes and sourness. Medium bodied. Acetic notes and cherry lingers with oak and sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Draught at Toronado. Ruby red color, white head. Sour/sweet taste with cherries, tart, toffee, oak, syrup and earthy notes. Sour/sweet finish with cherries, tart, earthy notes, oak, syrup and grass. Excellent sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2016
750ml bottle 2016 release, pours dark blood red with light pink head. Nose has sole vinegar, tart cherry, leather, sweet fruit. Taste is crisp, medium tartness, cherry juice, cherey soda, sweet, light vinegar compared to nose, old leather and toasty crust, light oak presence, subtle vanilla. Solid stuff but not really a significant improvement over standard Grand Cru or Caracter Rouge for me personally.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (1286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
[2016] 750ml bottle. Deep brownish red with a foamy beige head. Flavors are black cherries, balsamic vinegar, vanilla and oak with vinous notes. Medium body, good, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bellco33 (698) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2016
I really think people are screwing with this rating or I got a bad pour: Pours dark red with a thin pink head. Aroma of cherries, oak, and sugar. Taste is lots of cherry and a ton of syrupy sweetness, almost making the cherries seem fake. Way too sweet, barely tart at all. It’s not very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle shared Bottle shared. Clear amber red pour with thick foamy white head. Aroma is really fruity, nice mild acetic notes with pulpy cherry notes. Taste is lightly tart, very fruity, nice cherry juice. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (447) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 7, 2016
On draught. Pours a deep pink, almost ruby, with a moderate pink head that persists. Nose is sour cherries and yeast. Taste follows, with noticeable oak characteristics on the finish. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jass87 (4) - Ponte de Sor, PORTUGAL - JUL 31, 2016 does not count
parência : Clear ruby matizado corpo de luz - castanha debaixo de uma cabeça rosada cremoso. Aroma: Vinous com notas claras de cereja apoiada por um sotaque ácida leve, mas quase vinegary . Sabor: Como o nariz sugere com a adição de um pouco de madeira e uma pitada de amêndoa. Frutado, com ginja e zippy com a acidez , o malte aparece levemente doce com uma gota de caramelo através do meio, e depois a madeira passos para adicionar o caráter e ajudar a trazê-lo para um acabamento limpo e seco

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