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: 689   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (14659) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (1262) - rebro, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2017
Klar, brnstens-rd, orange-rtt skum. Doft: Malt, sta hallon, st rabarber, ek, funk, halm, lite stall, krbrs krnor. Svag 8:a. Smak: Som doft fast stare och tydlig Rodenbach smak. Lite fr st tycker jag, men allt passar bttre ihop efter dom frsta "klunkarna". D sttman inte r lika tydlig lngre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sven1973 (409) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2017
Gezapft in der Mikkeller Bar in Berlin. Rtliches Bernstein, klar, etwas Schaum Aroma: Sauer, Kombucha, etwas Zitrone und Toffee vielschichtig. Geschmack: Kombucha, Pflaume, Kirsch, sauer, Speichelbildung

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (2069) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2017
Pours red with pink head. Sexy looking stuff. Aroma is cherry and acidic. Flavour is medium sour, light sweet, wood, cherry and acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1374) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2017
(2016+ version; On tap @Taphouse) Delighted to be able to try this legendary beer. I do however feel like I have nothing to add beyond what Alengrin said basically as it largely matches my own experience of the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (1105) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 9, 2017
2016 Bottle. Pours a murky amber red with a thin lasting bubbly to foamy beige head. Aroma is of cherries, vinegar, toffee, berries, tart. Taste is of cherries, red berries, tannic, hint of toffee, lightly acidic, balanced. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Cherry, oak, marzipan, some kind of sweetness. Flanders red feel, but wonder if absence made the heart grow fonder. Less sour than I would have expected.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1816) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish brown color. Rocky beige head. Tart assertive sour cherry malt nose. Wow, a big mouthfeel of sourness with wonderful fruity undertones. Outstanding and unique.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (789) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2017
Draft pour at toronado seattle. Black cherry color pour cherry and raspberry aroma. Tart cherry juice flavor, smooth very easy to drink. Nothing to complex about this beer. That might be whats so good about it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (1011) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2017
Ruby red clear beer with long lasting slightly reddish hue head on top. Aroma has sweet cherries, red berries, sourness, slight barrel note and maybe oak. Sweet taste at first, sweet red berries, then cherry kicks in and wooden oak flavors linger underneath the cherry. Ending is slightly sour but overall more on the sweet side. Fullish body and low carbonation makes this so delicate beer to drink. Ill sit back and enjoy this for as long as I can. Glorious beer.


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