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


on tap

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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   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, its still quite sweet. Wonderful interplay between sweet and sour. Very smooth, much more so than the 98. Something in the aroma that I cant quite place, similar to vanilla. Very good carbonation. Crystal clear. 7,50! Cheap!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milter (871) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2017
Wow. Fantastisk l. Smagt p lfestival, Kbenhavn. Flotte smagsnuancer. Sur uden at vre for sur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2017
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99 from notes. Pours a clear dark reddish copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherries, light acidity, more acetic, sweet notes, oak, red wine, light funk, the cherry character grows, nice complexity, very well done, Im glad that I finally got to try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
irenecus (766) - - MAY 21, 2017
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenkig, ?? ????????, Na zdravi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (3137) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Fad. Rd klar l med et lille skumhoved. Duft af sur kirsebr p den helt perfekte mde super lkker l.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7497) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2017
Medium offwhite head. Clear deep dark red body with carbonation. Concentrated fruit aroma with metallic notes. Sweet-acidic fruity cherry taste with spicy mealy metallic notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, astringent mouthfeel. Sweet-acidic winter cherry aftertaste with fruity lingonberry notes. Nice, drinkable, and full of flavour. Perhaps a bit on sweet side, but still nice. (0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strmmen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franzen (569) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2017
Sweet and tarty (artificial ) cherry aroma. Quite sour taste with hints of cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (1606) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2017
Clear red with bubbly white head. Cherries, red wine, oak and vinegar. Slick, sweet, and sour finish. Refined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2476) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle at home. I member having this up at Bens at Christmas and enjoying it but I think I underestimated it. This bottle was a real treat. With classic Rodenbach and the vintages I struggle to drink much. A wee touch then Im out. this was another thing altogether. Theres a definite vinegar backdrop but the fresh cherry flavour dominates. Tart with a welcome hint of sweetness. Lots going on. And Im in to it. I went up to the shop the next day to buy some more but it was gone. Some other time...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (3511) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Keg at Konttori, Tampere. Pours reddish brown, velvety off-white head. Nose is sweet and tart cherries, light vinous, fruits. Tastes very sweet, cherries, light tart, vinous notes, wood, funk. Very good if a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (1736) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Draught at Caf Rose Red, Bruges. Clear red with off-white head. The aroma has lots of brett, wood, some acetone, vinegar and flowers. Sour flavor wit notes of vinegar, wood, lemon, a bit hot, a bit alcoholic, rose wine, acidic. Very carbonated, medium to full-bodied. Excellent.

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