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

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 769   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%

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


mwsf's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2007
’92 vintage from De Heeren van Liedekercke. This has held up exceptionally well. I expected much more acetic flavor. After 15 years, it’s still quite sweet. Wonderful interplay between sweet and sour. Very smooth, much more so than the ’98. Something in the aroma that I can’t quite place, similar to vanilla. Very good carbonation. Crystal clear. 7,50€! Cheap!!


4
Hopmaestro (1687) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2017
Aroma is cherries with a light earthy and also a soda-pop like scent. Taste is tart cherries at first but also a strawberry sweetness. Light vinegar and earthy wood comes creeping underneath and helps this one from being too straightforward and simple. A really tasty "almost sour" red. And believe it or not, but this was actually my first try on this legendary beer. I'll never avoid a beer with cherries again.

4
StilleStorm (1553) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2017
DWF; Bottle 750 mL. Pours hazy reddish brown with a fadinh off-white head. Nose is vinegar, cherry and wood. Taste is moderate sweet and sour with a lasting cherry and marzipan finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.3
dropi6 (535) - POLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Pours brownish red, clear. Extremely smooth feel. Wine, tart, oak, cherries, caramel. Sweet, little sour, dry. Extremely smooth and well balanced.

3.1
Finn (7836) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2017
Flaske 750ml spandert av djoeye. Delt med ham og Rune hos førstnevnte 26 Jul 17. Kirsebærfarget. Dyprød. Filmskum. Litt lacing. Kirsebæraroma. Smaken har et monotont sursøtt kirsebærpreg.

4.5
Bill Becker (1095) - 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 (2319) - 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 (1474) - 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 (1617) - 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 (84) - 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!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 79
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5