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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 of beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Pours brown with an off-white head. Slight oaky aroma with a sauerkraut smell as well. Very crisp tart flavor with a slightly dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
Bouteille, au Bières et cie à Montréal. Bourgogne foncée, presque opaque, mais claire, mousse très mince qui reste, trace légèrement le verre. Arôme intense, sûr, vineux, caramel et fruité. Goût complexe mélangeant le sucré et le sûr, très vineux, notes chocolatées, on détecte le chêne. Corps moyen, effervescence plutôt forte, mais douce. Évidemment un Grand Cru !

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Allthatisevil (48) - alabaster, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Has a very cherry / red wine smell. Poors a brownish colour. It has an almost liquer taste. The cherry is a bit strong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Nose is of sourness, yeast, bread, cherry. Pours murky broen with small reducing head. Taste is sweet with a long malt then very long hoppy/sour finish. tastes much stronger than 6.5% as it goes to work immmediately. Light carbonation, cherries on the palate, and other complex tastes working up to a warming of the tongue and a smooth burst a reduced alcohol. Very nice indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 [At Chez Moeder Lambic] Dark red nearly brown beer with beige head. The sour aroma contains balsamico and prunes. Nice sweet sour flavor with hints of vinegar and berries. Nice complex beer that finishes with a delicious acid bite.

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle. Ive not had a sour ale so I probably shouldnt rate one. But, pours amber, thin off white head. Smells of spoiled vinegar, tastes about the same. Very sour, but it finishes clean and had a civil cherry after taste. Not my cup ’o tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1276) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 [Bottle] Pours dark amber with a light tan head. Very solid aroma, but doesn’t set itself apart from the pack with anything special (aside from some acetone). Taste is sour (although not overly so as with some) with a little cherry and acetone again. A little thin. Aside from the acetone, it isn’t bad stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Pours a nice deep reddish hued dark brown. Very tart cherry on the nose with a hint of brown sugar and barnyardy like earthy funk. Great tart bite on the front palate that leads to a good dose of ripe cheeries, and is finished with the earthiness. Great beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hagar70 (5) - Den Helder, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2007 does not count
The best alternative for the Rodenbach Alexander. Even beter after the BestBeforDate

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Almost ruby or deep red in color. Cherry in aroma as you give it a swirl. Not overly sour but kind of like a dessert wine in mouth feel. Very nice beer.


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