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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 796   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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4.7
superspak (6011) - 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 (891) - 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 (403) - warszawa, POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Świetne, balsamiczne, eleganckie, zrównoważone, znakomite i zaslużenie eysoki oceniane piwo. Wiśniowy sad.

4
beskid (311) - 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.

4.1
northropfrye (3691) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 30, 2017
Thanks cards04 for sharing this. A really fantastic beer. Kind of somewhere between a regular Flemish Red (like Rodenbach of Duchesse) and New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red. The cherries add a nice touch.

4.3
xavras (56) - - OCT 30, 2017
Aaaaaaa, świetny flanders. W zapachu ładnie wyczuwalne winne aromaty i wiśnie. Piwo czerwone, winne, przepuszcza światło. Smak słodko-kwaśny, goryczki brak, bardzo owocowy i winny w smaku. Alkohol nie gryzie w przełyk.

4.3
cards04 (2919) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 29, 2017
This is so good. Incredibly smooth and the cherries add a wonderful sweetness to this. Aromas of red wine, canned cherries, vanilla. Sweet cherry favour flavours with enough balancing tartness to keep it balanced. Awesome!

4.2
Deon (344) - POLAND - OCT 24, 2017
Kolor czerwony, piana drobna, trwala. Aromat wiśni, delikatnego octu, kwaśne. W smaku mieszanka delikatnej słodyczy, pestkowej goryczki, octu I wiśni. Lekkie, orzeźwiające i pijane.

4
Iznogud (4357) - CROATIA - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle, 750 ml, shared with JFK10000, Max, Simon. Pours hazy deep red with medium white head. Cherries, vinous, wood, some vinegar notes, moderate+ acidity. Medium bodied. Not bad, but Character Rouge remains my favorite.

3.5
stouby (4779) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2017
Tap @ Det Bette Ølhus. Hazy dark reddish with a beige head. Aroma medium fruity (cherries, marzipan, vanilla) and sour. Flavor medium sour cherries, marzipan, ending quite refreshing. Light to medium body.


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