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

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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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4.5
Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Best by September 15th 2019. Pours a deep Amber, clear, with some light bubble action and a fair amount of foam. Sour and sweet cherries nose, hints of vinegar and wood. The taste is slightly more sweet than sour, sour is cherries, mild vinegar. I get woody notes from the oak. Medium body with mildish carbonation. Excellent and very refreshing.

4.8
jerohen (2352) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2017
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Slightly hazy red brown colored, beautiful lasting off-white head. Nose of fresh cherries, balsamic vinegar, malts, marzipan, but mostly the fresh cherries. Flavor is Flemish Sour in its most beautiful form, balsamic vinegar, sourness, pretty aged, but with the fresh cherries blending in extremely nice. Lasting sour and very fruity finish. This beer was a legend, and i must say it really deserves that reputation. The combination of pretty aged Flemish Sour flavor together with the fresh fruit is phenomenal. One of the best of its kind. I have to buy more of this for sure.

4.2
Mister_Li (1567) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2017
Klares Rubinrot mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, Sauerkirschen, Waldbeeren, etwas Barrique, spritzig, sehr erfrischend.

3.8
ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy red-hued deep amber body with a large off-white head. Nose is apple vinegar, acetic notes, balsamic, red fruits, raisins and hints of spices, leather and wood. Taste is red fruits, balsamico, raisins, dark fruits and hints of caramel, deep malty notes and lactic acid. Medium body and carbonation. Lovely balsamico notes and a great balance on this resurrected legend, although I wouldn’t have minded a dash more sourness. Still: very good indeed.

4.2
PabloZab (1705) - Wroclaw, POLAND - AUG 25, 2017
Tap (Pogromcy Meatów, Wrocław). Sour, wine in aroma. Sweetness and sour in taste, great balanced, smooth, fruity, wine, astringent but in very nice way. Really great taste.

4.6
rodenbachvintage (178) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2017
Heerlijke terugkeer van een legende! kleur, diepgang, smaak, geur, ... Dit bier heef allemaal. de perfecte balans tussen het romige, de eik en de aciditeit van het zuurbier met de (no pun intended) kers op de taart in de fruitige afdronk (kersen dus). Welkom terug Alexander!

3.9
mrjez (675) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2017
New version, bomber. Pours browned ruby with a beige head the coats the side of the glass well. Big sour cherry aroma with lactic acid, gentle oak, simple yet pleasing. Similar in the flavour, balanced and easy, yoghurt, cherry, a little sugary sweetness. Medium feel with low tart and sourness. An effervescent first half that segues into a softish backend. I didn’t feel the oak foeders have added all that much character to this. Balanced and very tasty, yet I’d go for Caractere Rouge for something with more complexity to offer.

3.3
Trolleo (1743) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 15, 2017
Bit hazy dark red cherry color, minimal sized white head. Sweet cherry aroma. Taste is lots of cherries, more on to sweet side. Thin body, soft carbonation, bit creamy aftertaste. Had better.

4.1
Erzengel (9524) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2017
Bottle shared with Koelschtrinker, Beerhunter111 & Zlotta. Great deep red-woody beginning. Moderate sourness, very deep and round. The wood from the barrel aged Red/Brown Ale is there, the sourness of cherries and dry plums, great and deep. Long typical woody sour Red/Brown Ale aftertaste with not too sour cherries and smooth sour wood. Fantastic.

3.6
ippopotamo36 (2561) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 9, 2017
Tap @Birrifugio Trastevere (Rome). Reddish amber color, quite clear. Ivory foam with great retention. Nose: berries, balsamico, wood. Mouth starts sweet, too sweet imo. The sweet candy goes a bit wilder, sparkling aftertaste, rosee-wine.


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