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100
100
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (2207) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Sour, tart, cherry, a bit sweet aroma. Not super complex but very pleasant. Taste is way more sweeter than I was expecting. But on the other hand its impossible not to notice the sourness. I would say it has a perfect balance between those two. Think I really like about it, is theres almost no vineger in taste, just s tiny tiny touch in the back, which makes it a bit wild. Awesome smooth mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Not the best, not the most amazing beer I ever had, but its super solid, really well made. Classy. Like it a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emelie (68) - rebro, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2017
2016 5,6% Klar, rd, vitt skum. Doft: Syrlig, rda br, syrliga krsbr, lim, vinger. Smak: Syrligt, frsk vitkl, vinger, br, frisk och ltt, mer br kommer fram efter en stund, hallon, blir ocks mindre av limtonerna.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (1707) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 14, 2017
Clear, ruby red colored, small off white head. Aroma is tart fruity, cherries, sweetish juice, vinous, not too sour aceto. Taste is medium sweet malt, fruity and cherry juice, vinous, some woody notes, moderate fruity tartness and acetic acid, dry finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation, juicy! This is so fine! (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjotrapostou (165) - POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Ładny czerwony kolor. Sporo octu, czerwone owoce, pestki. W smaku jest zdecydowanie słodkie, słodycz dominuje nad kwasnoscia. Poza tym sporo owocw, wiśnie i ocet. Dobre, ale jak dla mnie za słodkie, przez co wydaje się mało złożone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Pours a reddish brown color with a large creamy canvas colored head. Notes of cherry medicine, oak, vinegar, powdered sugar, and dust. Nice tart mouthfeel and a long drying finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (1440) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Butelka. Aromat owocowy, ciemne owoce, mile i dojrzałe. W smaku dosyć słodkie, tylko lekko kwaśne, dosyć soczkowe, trochę brak złożoności np takiego vintage.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2363) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2017
750mL corked & caged bottle from Slowbeer. BB 09/2019 Rather gorgeous deep ruby red beer, slightly tan dense foam. Vinous aroma, rather complex one at that - cherries of sour & black & red, pips & ripe brown stalks, old wood, dried fruits, aged balsamic. Has a lifted but very fine carbonation providing a lovely creaminess to the palate combining with a delightful mouth-puckering tartness and lingering (pip?) tannin. Fresh & vibrant - sweet to start, cherries kick in reasonably intensely but its not a one trick pony - balsamic notes, wood & spice, and savoury notes. Lovely beer - so delicately balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2871) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle. Clear brown-red with resilient beige head. Potent aroma of sour cherry, cake, wood, musty funk and cream. Super fruity tasting with some woodiness; more sweet and just a touch sour. Medium bodied and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1680) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2017
2016 version @ Budapest. Pours a dark hazy red with a off-white head. Cherry candy all the way, sweet berries, oak, minerals, not really sour. Extremely drinkable but a bit one-dimensional due to it being very sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3353) - GREECE - MAR 9, 2017
750 ml bottle at home, v2016. Cleat dark amber reddish color with off white to light pinkish head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, sweet cherry notes, dark dried fruits, vinous, wood. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation


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