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Rodenbach Alexander

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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: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extra-fermented beer with a fruity bouquet and a sharp, sweet and sour flavor. Matured for two years in oak casks.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 10, 2002
The best of the best when it comes to fruity beers. A sweet cherry taste tops off this fine Belgian Ale. I just wish I could find it now that it’s no longer brewed...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2002
This was one terrific beer too bad they have discontinued it. Amazing and complex cherry presence with a nice sourness that causes a pucker everytime. I just hope the Grand Cru makes it’s way back to the states soon.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2002
A sweet chery flavor, not as tart as the ’Original’. Out of production and hard to find, but worth trying if you can find it. The volume was not sufficient for Palm to continue production.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2002
Highly fruited sour aroma. Cloudy red colour, medium vanilla head. Sour sweet, amazing fruit flavours, with cherry being among them. Tart, bitter with loads of carbonation. Wonderful!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Big sour cherry aroma. The color is a wonderful ruby red/bronze. The sour cherry flavor is one of the best I’ve had. Extremely complex. The hints of oak work well with the tartness of the cherries. To discontinue this should be a crime.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Very tart, astringent. Great aroma. Lots of cherries, a dry mouthfeel. Very interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Man these beers from Rodenbach are appetizing! The aroma isn’t quite as sharp as the Grand Cru, although similar in complexity, and with more cherry character obviously. Pleasantly sour, apple-y, with nice oak notes. Doesn’t have quite the mouth pucker of the Grand Cru either, but it still has an amazing, lingering aftertaste. It vexes me how this could be the second best beer from a brewery, and it vexes me why a beer this good can is being dropped like an old hat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 8, 2002
Bottle. A ruby red color with no head. The aroma is at first tart and sour and then a sweet cherry, strawberry, and sour apple aroma takes over. More laid back and had less carbination and zing than the grand cru. This is a wonderful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Distinguished cherries herald a wooden sourness…A poem or two later, they hail a caramelly sorbet with vanilla coulis…Awe-inspiring, sweet and acidic class…

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22623) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2002
Dark brownish red. Big fresh cherry aroma. very fruity, vinuous and sweet. Only a hint of acidity. One of the beers that got me into beer sampling, and it’s just too bad that one of the worlds best fruit beers should be discontinued.


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