Rodenbach Alexander | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Belgium
rodenbach.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flanders Red Ale- a blend of 1/3 young and 2/3 two-year old ale matured in oak foeders, that is macerated with sour cherries.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#262
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
755
pDev:
7.01%
Bros Score:
4.84
 
 
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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber color with nice carbonation, head and lacing .
I just sat here and enjoyed an entire bomber from a snifter glass and it is one of the most enjoyable sippers . This brew is the closest thing to wine that you may find .
Highly recommended to any Belgian Red fan .
OUTSTANDING !!! :)

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very nice red flanders that tastes less acidic and more fruity than regular versions of Rodenbach or even Grand Cru. Very smooth and easy to drink it can be enjoyed by itself or with some food. Oakiness is kept at a very low level that is hardly perceivable.

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Photo of morrowd3
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOBEERFB
3.79/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matthewsween
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Afeo
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nalid66
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KDaubenspeck
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tart at first but then taste the fruityness. It finishes smooth; a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of MickeyHops
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stcules
4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark red, bright. Beautiful reddish foam, creamy.
The smell is less complex than the Caracter Rouge, but still full, cherry, wood, tannins, acetic. Interesting.
Full taste, sour fruitness (cherry) and acetic. Good balance.Pleasant, but not so deep and various.
Acetic fruit aftertaste.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aged for two years.

L -- Pours a deep reddish amber with a one-finger off-white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Good retention and lacing
S -- Sour cherry, apple, strawberry jam, raspberry, cranberry, lemon, caramel, leather, must
T -- Cherries and other slightly tart small fruits (black raspberry, strawberry, wild blueberry, gooseberry, etc.) take the lead. Also getting oak, lightly sweet yeast esters, nectarine, plum, caramel malt, turbinado sugar, and a touch of apple cider vinegar. Very complex and well put together.
F -- Very nice balance of fruit sweetness and tartness. Tongue tickling effervescence. Medium mouthfeel with no bitterness to speak of. Gentle jammy tartness on the finish
O -- Another delicious offering from Rodenbach, who are remarkably successful at tempering the tartness in their brews to allow for a much more complex aroma and flavor palate than most of the sours coming out of America these days. Given the price point, I'd take Rodenbach's Caractere Rouge over this any day. Still great in its own right

91/100

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Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DesMorris
4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- reddish-brown, little head
S- cherries
T- sour/sweet cherries, not too tart or sour, well balanced
F- perfect amount of carbonation, refreshing, slight pleasant jaw tingle
O- exceptional Flemish tart ale

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Photo of baklo
2.88/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Devman171
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefbigjon
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BartS
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Darker red color, with thin, white head
S - nice stone fruit / cherry and bit of sourness
T - excellent stone fruit flavor, and nice balance from the barrel foeder aging
F - nice carbonation
O - excellent beer and probably the best I've had of the style

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markjknowles
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml. bottle drank from a snifter glass at about 40 degrees F. but took my time and let it warm a little. This really blew my mind. Is there a better Flanders Red anywhere in the world? If you are a fan of this style, you owe it to yourself to drink this for yourself. I gave it 5 across the board, I don't know how a beer in this style could be any better. This is the standard. I have another bottle I'll save for next year and see what happens. Or I'll cave and drink it now.

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Rodenbach Alexander from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 755 ratings