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Rodenbach Alexander

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


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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Cloudy brown / red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is cherry, wood, candy, vinegar. Flavor is heavy sweet, and acetic (vinegar) with a average duration. Very complex in well balance ... very very nice ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
33 cL bottle at DHVL, 1992 vintage. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a semi dense white head. Cherry and vinegar like sour aroma. Sweet and malty flavoured with a light oxidation note. Smooth cherry and fruity flavoured with a very subdued rodenbach acetone note. Smooth and sweet finish. Has a bit of the sharp rodenbach acetone on the back of the nose. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (30390) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2004
The aroma is sweet with notes of over-ripe cherries and a light sourness. The color is a clear amber with no head. The flavor is of sweet cherries and slightly sour with notes of wood and an extremely dry end. A fantastic flavor in a fantastic beer. A have to say thanks a million to Alex (fiulijn) for trading me this beer - thanks, Alex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Strange brews they are the sophisticated Rodenbachs, but very nice experiences when you get used to them. But after a tour and a tasting at Rodenbach I certainly did. Light brownish with a reddish tint, very beautiful indeed. Quite acidic, perhaps a tiny hint of fruit sugars and not that much hops. A very complex beer - pity it’s retired. 060693

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23502) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of wood, red wine and berries. Acidic flavour of berries, wood, red wine and cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21272) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2006
Reddish amber colour with a big off-white head. Sweet sour aroma with hints of wood. Sweet malty and sour flavor with hints of fruit and wood. Long sour aaftertaste with some hints of cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2010
4th June 2010. BBE 1991 bottle opened by Alex - Cheers Mate! Clear amber beer. No head. Medicinal sourness. Cherry and sherry tones, quite sharp on the swallow. Lovely old beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle at Hillsborough in Shefield with Breakfast ... HUGE thanks to Nightfall for this ...Nice deep fruit ... little barnyasr and plum in nose ... very soft ... very fruity ... little malt and big cherry linger... easy and tasty ... little sourness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (16427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 2011-02-04, bottle from De Heeren van Liedekercke, vintage 1995, bb 11-05-97, 16 years old, 8-5-10-5-19=47
The bottle is in good conditions; the cap is not rusty, just the rubber has some bubbles. Beautiful color, ruby and amber; the head is small, but a few bubbles are persistent on the surface. The aroma is strong; sweet caramel, red fruits and moderate sourness, with a touch of wood and acetic; later there is some aroma of prunes. The mouthfeel is very smooth; the blend of caramel, sugars, fruits and sourness is a symphony; the woody character and tannins are very attenuated; the final, although still balanced, shows some more sourness and a light astringency.
Compared to many other beers, this one excels also because of the sweetness that balances the acidity, the correct body strength, and the absence of a strong acetone note.

2003-05-16, 5 years old, 8-5-9-4-18=44
Beautiful ruby-amber color, creamy head. Deep acetic aroma; vinegar, wood, sugar, light fruitiness. Beautiful mouth sensation, wrapping, velvety; perfect balance of sweetness and sourness; delicate cherry note, developing lately. The palate is less persistent than other similar beers.
Perfectly brewed!

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