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


mwsf's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2007
í92 vintage from De Heeren van Liedekercke. This has held up exceptionally well. I expected much more acetic flavor. After 15 years, itís still quite sweet. Wonderful interplay between sweet and sour. Very smooth, much more so than the í98. Something in the aroma that I canít quite place, similar to vanilla. Very good carbonation. Crystal clear. 7,50Ä! Cheap!!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle - The beer pours out a beautiful purple/brown bruise like of a color (almost looking like a light grape soda) with basically nearly zero head. Aroma is really something wonderful. Strong notes of wet wood, sweet vermouth/sherry, light barnyard/funk, and something that seemed reminiscent of red wine vinegar?? The flavor starts out with a strong cherry/port like sweetness but it quickly balanced by an even tartness, layers of vanilla/oak/earth and caramel chews. It really is complex and far removed (IMO) from what the original beer must have tasted like fresh. Now ití oxidation seems to work well with the character of the beer and creates something like a really fine brandy/port/sweet vermouth/Flemish concoction. Yowza!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2014 Bottle thanks to Clark. Shared at Monday Night Tasting. Pours reddish brown with white head. Nose/taste of sour raspberry, oak, bright berry, light caramel and smooth vinegar tartness. Medium body. Held up incredibly well. No oxidation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
97í bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Dark candi, brune tart fruit, other tart tones. No oxidation on flavor, light sweet and fruit like malt. No balsamic or oxidation, a winner in my book.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3449) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Clear brown of color without a head. An aroma of prunes, vanilla, spice, cherries, chocolate, raisins and ryebread. A flavor of black currants, weak sour, oak, dark beeries and dry. Still nice after all these years!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. It was a belting night, with our kid, Glen and the rest of the Belgian crew, Tom. No idea what the bar was called but what a completely mental place. THE oddest beer drinking experiance in my life and one of the best. No idea how old this beer is as the label is pretty much all perished but itís old. Too complex for me to describe, I just donít know enough to do it justice. It was stunning.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1658) - 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 (737) - 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 (2238) - 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 (1518) - 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 (4317) - 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


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