overall
100
100
style
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: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rodenbach Alexander was brewed for the first time in 1986 on the occasion of Alexander Rodenbachs 200th birthday and is now back by popular demand to the delight of beer lovers in Belgium and abroad. It is a blend of 2/3rd aged Rodenbach (100% 2 year aged beer) with 1/3rd younger ale, macerated with sour cherries. The natural flavour and taste of sour cherries brings a perfect match between the sour beer and the red fruit. Its aftertaste is reminiscent of a Burgundy wine and its freshness makes this beer the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to cheeses or dessert. Note: The 2016 version has the abv of 5.6%

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (5136) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Keg @ t Brugs Beertje, Bruges. Pours clear pinkish red, small white head. Aroma is vinous with sharp cherries. Taste presents a complex layered vinous, oaky, aged Rodenbach character complemented wonderfully with tart sour cherries emerging from within. Some balsamic elements working with the sweetness of the cherries. Very good, accomplished beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (630) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2017
Bottle at Heeren Van Liedekercke. Pours clear red with a lacing beige head. Loved the condens on the glass. Aroma is sour cherries, fruits, candy. Taste is sour and cherries again, vanilla, and a bit candy. Good one to finish my evening at HvL.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (6105) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2017
(draught) ruby-amber in colour with a frothy semi-pink head. aroma of acetone, cherry pips and vanilla icing, with lots of rotten apricots, msli grain and white chocolate. flavour is mostly tart cherries, straw and coca-cola, with more acetone, a touch of green apple and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation. disappointing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehaak26 (423) - - APR 22, 2017
Snifter on tap at Pazzos. Lots of cherry with a bit of tartness and some burgundy flavors. Just avoids being too sweet for me.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markwise (5414) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle from 2016 release. Pours an amber-ruby with a small off-white head. Nose is cherries, vanilla, oak, vinous character, sour cherries, and balsamic vinegar. Flavor is similar with cherries all over, balsamic vinegar, nice malt character and an earthy vanilla with some vinous character. Light to medium in body, layered in complexity, and reminiscent of a Shirley temple with some wine and balsamic vinegar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (1504) - SPAIN - APR 22, 2017
From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x11. Good. The sour cherries are well adjusted,but miss more body, complexity and oak notes. High yet pleasant carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2017
Hazy red smooth offwhite head Aroma is loads of cherries. Sweet cherries. Flavor is cherries and sour sweet cherries. Very nice beer

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1974) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2017
Tap at Zythos 2017. Pours clear dark ruby. Aroma is cherry, red berries, little farmhouse. Body is medium, fruity sweet, fizzy carbonation. Lingering sweet cherry palate. Very well brewed, smooth and balanced, great drinkability. Amazing beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (3031) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Alexander by Brouwerij Rodenbach at Czerniakowska Landrynkowo owocowy, mega slodki jak na styl, malo kwasnosci, troche fajnych klimatow w tle, ale tylko w tle. Do piwnicy na 3 lata

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (14656) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2017
Bakgrden Bde & 080417. Red amber color with a beige head. Aroma and flavor is sourness, cherries, fruit, wood, cellar notes. Complex very nice beer. Yummi.


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