Alexander | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

BA SCORE
98
world-class
610 Ratings
AlexanderAlexander
BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
610
Reviews:
173
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
6.95%
 
 
Wants:
213
Gots:
144
For Trade:
18
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Photo of MrNate
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fireazzi
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the better Flanders you can get and it is nice because you can actually find this one on shelves.
Great smell of raspberry on the nose. taste was sour tart raspberry as well. Very light not overpowering. Really enjoyed this.

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Photo of Shogun250
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid Flanders with great raspberry nose

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Photo of Hoppity1
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.71/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Brownish red and hazy, with good visible carbonation. A finger's worth of light tan head fades quickly.

S: Juicy raspberries with moderate tartness. Lactic tart as well with some woody tannins. Modest acetic character to the tartness. It doesn’t smell terribly funky, and really not a huge aroma overall. But decent for what's there.

T: Raspberries – fresh and pie filling. Lactic and acetic tartness. Some woody tannins, and mild accompanying vanilla. Light biscuit malts. This isn't particularly sour – rather just a restrained tartness - and with no funk to speak of. More fresh raspberries and light lactic tart with the fruity tartness in the hang.

M: A light body and low alcohol presence. A fine-bubble carbonation sensation is nicely present without seeming over-carbonated.

O: A tasty enough beer to be sure, but not what I was expecting from reputation. I don't know if maybe other brewers have caught up to this from the initial release or what. I’d rather have Caractere Rouge every day of the week. That said, this does have some of the freshest, juiciest raspberries this side of New Glarus.

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Photo of paresis
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Quafftastic
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAKeeler
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out the thebeers, NBS BIF#5 for this brew.

750ml
Caged/Corked
Best By: 09/14/2019
ABV: 5.6%

Poured into a tulip a really nice clean/clear dark ruby red color, very nice carbonation, with a really nice thick/cream/fizzy one-finger plus off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some really nice cherries, tart, sweetness, some oakyness. The taste is really nice, malty, yeasty, very nice cherry note, really nice tartness, and some nice sweetness, nice little oak note. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Very cool looking bottle. Glad to have gotten a chance to try this. Thanks Arthur!

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Photo of shehateme
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amber reddish colour, with a short reddish head and short retention. Good lace.
Aroma is acid, cherries, vanilla, chocolate. Creamy dense acid palate, fizzy carbonation. Taste of cherries, chocolate, sherry wine, vanilla. Fantastic.

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Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkJC1018
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGust82
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hermit990
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BreweryRun
4.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Alexander is beautifully red and cherry delicious. The aroma matches its flavor which threatens to become like a cherry soda, but it's something different, and that something is good.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rugbypsu
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Alexander from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.46 out of 5 based on 610 ratings.
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