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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rodenbach Alexander was brewed for the first time in 1986 on the occasion of Alexander Rodenbach’s 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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4.1
daje (4548) - NORWAY - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle at Hopyard, december 22nd 2016. Red body with a white head. Aroma of cherries, raspberries, vinegar, red fruits. Taste is acidic and fruity with a dry crisp berry note, long lasting sourness sweetened by fruits and a mild malt note. Very nice!

3.9
Joakgust (1491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2017
Bottle. Hazy red amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, red cherries, wood, raspberries and glue. Flavor is sour with notes of caramel, herbs, red cherries, oak and raspberries. Well balanced.

4
imperial_suchy (300) - Rybnik, POLAND - NOV 30, 2017
Wersja 2016. Piękny czerwony kolor, klarowne. W aromacie sporo wiśni, pestka, czerwone wino, porzeczka, dębina, po czasie wychodzą przyprawy. W smaku wiśnie, czerwone owoce, czerwone wino, jest też posmak migdałowy i pestkowy. Piwo jest bardzo pijalne, słodkie, z delikatną wiśniową kwaśnością. Poprawne, dobre, grzeczne. Przyjemnie się pije, ale na kolana nie powala.

3.7
macmacco (32) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2017
Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji przed założeniem konta na Ratebeer

3.9
Wim (4168) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2017
Together with Yves and Bart at bart home 0.75 l bottle of dark red colored body with a white head and with an sour fruity sweet aroma a fruity sweet sour hops slightly bitter taste with a slight bitter finish

 


3.7
Yves (3150) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2017 Shared with Wim and Bart at housewarming Bart & Annelore. Amber red colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Wooden cherry fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish cherry fruited sour dry.

4.7
superspak (6078) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2017
6000th review! 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/19/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge sweet/sour/tangy red/black cherries, raspberry, apricot, plum, lemon, green apple, red grapes, almond, fruit skin/pits, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, cherries, dark/bready malt, and oak notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sweet/sour/tangy red/black cherries, raspberry, apricot, plum, lemon, green apple, red grapes, almond, fruit skin/pits, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sweet/sour/tangy red/black cherries, raspberry, apricot, plum, lemon, green apple, red grapes, almond, fruit skin/pits, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Insane complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, cherries, dark/bready malt, and oak flavors; with an amazing malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from fruit tang/tartness and oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is insane. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a mind blowing fruited Flanders red ale style. All around insane complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, cherries, dark/bready malt, and oak flavors; very smooth and amazingly easy to drink, with the mellowly lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Extremely rich, jammy, ripe cherry flavors; with perfectly balanced malt, wild yeast, and oak foeder presence. Not overly lactic, with great well rounded Brett complexity. This a perfect example of the style in every way. One of the best beers I have ever had.

4.4
FinnIckler (914) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2017
Pour at six degrees north. Nose is beautiful cherry, Port, Joghurt, berries, currant. Palate is sour cherry, sweet port, Joghurt, berries, grapes, currant. Beautifully executed, a tad sweet, but otherwise perfect.

4.1
wojanex (459) - warszawa, POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Świetne, balsamiczne, eleganckie, zrównoważone, znakomite i zaslużenie eysoki oceniane piwo. Wiśniowy sad.

4
beskid (334) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle. Aroma is cherries, sour notes, some vinegar, a lot of wood, dark humid cellar. Very sweet, slightly sour, some funk, cherries, cassis and raspberry notes.


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