Rodenbach Alexander

Rodenbach Alexander

Rated 4.238 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach

Roeselare, Belgium

Style:  Flanders Red

6% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 904 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank13
Overall Percentile100
Style Rank1 of 98
Style Percentile99
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.371
Weighted Score4.238
Standard Deviation0.371

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  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 4.4 4 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    2018 Vintage
    750ml bottle
    5.6% ABV
    Best Before: January 3, 2021
    LCBO Outlet #010 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Summerhill)
    December 6, 2019
    I had a chance to try a shot glass of the original Alexander many moons ago and it was quite good, but not enough to rate. The cork says this is a 2018 bottle. It pours a beautiful translucent cherry red with a tan coloured cap and plenty of bubble to keep that cap alive. Aroma is vinegar, cherries, wood, and yeast. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with above average carbonation, and a ‘dry’ mouthfeel as well. Flavour starts off with sweet cherry notes, before giving way to tart cherries, vinegar, and burnt wood. The burnt wood flavour lingers on long afterwards. This beer is dangerously VERY drinkable.

  • SIGMUND 6898 reviews
    rated 4.4 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Shared 750 ml bottle at local tasting, many thanks to gunnar. ABV is 5.6%. Red colour, slightly peachy head. Lovely vinous aroma and flavour, notes of red wine vinegar and berries, marzipan and cherries. Very complex and enjoyable.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    @ PINT tasting - Clear red, white small foam ring remaining. Overwhelming fruit aroma - cherry. Sweet cherry taste, lasting quite long, light sour. Getting used to beer. (Arnhem 201612)

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    New version, freaking amazed to see it at my local beer market shelves. Red-brown translucent pour with short ring head. Sour cherries and fruits, hint of SweetTarts, oak, pinch of vineous and vinegar, but mostly traitor up deliciousness in the nose a palette. Love.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    2016 release and I would guess not the aroma of the original based on other reviews. Also, side by side with regular Rodenbach, I'd take the regular version. This one is very cherry forward of course, also finishes a bit dryer and more crisp than regular Rodenbach.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    I haven't rated a beer in a while but after perusing the top 100 and looking at some old beer notes, I thought I'd give a few some kind words. How can one not love this beer? Beautiful in the glass. Vibrant, bloody brown. Nose of sweet-sour goodness. Taste of delicate fruit flavors and balanced sour notes. Gorgeous beer. Sampled at Beermongers, 11/16/2012

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    330ml bottle -

    I've been waiting for my 2,000th typed review to post this beer. I figure 2,000 is a pretty significant milestone in rating, and deserves a whale of a beer. This was everything I had hoped it would be.

    The beer pours out a beautiful purple/brown bruise like of a color (almost looking like a light grape soda) with basically nearly zero head. Aroma is really something wonderful. Strong notes of wet wood, sweet vermouth/sherry, light barnyard/funk, and something that seemed reminiscent of red wine vinegar??

    The flavor starts out with a strong cherry/port like sweetness but it quickly balanced by an even tartness, layers of vanilla/oak/earth and caramel chews. It really is complex and far removed (IMO) from what the original beer must have tasted like fresh. Now it' oxidation seems to work well with the character of the beer and creates something like a really fine brandy/port/sweet vermouth/Flemish concoction. Yowza!

  • OLENAMIRONYCHEV 77 reviews
    rated 5.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    I had this beer many times over the last decade and when it fresh, it was amazing sour beer. Lots of sour cherries and wheatish malt. Sadly, does not age well. Was definitely the best sour out there when it was fresh!

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    Malt vinegar and wooden aroma. I smell cherries too. Looks like the malt vinegar I use on my fish at Long John Silvers. Right now I am thankful that this is a small bottle. Taste is so much better than I expected. There's lots of sweet and sour cherries. Taste is familiar but intriguing. Finish is subdued. WOody, tart and sweet. Wow! So much better than I expected. I admit it. I was all wrong. I'll have a bigger bottle please!

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    I need a bottle of my own, snuck a quick sample from a glass at a local tasting .. wow, cherry and slight fruity musk ... amazing mouthfeel, still full .. age, what age?, a class act all the way .. seriously, anyone reading this who has a bottle for trade, i'll make it worth your while ..

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