Brewery: Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Style: Flanders Red Ale
Other Notes: Matured Ale with sour cherries. Aged in oak foeders
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Rodenbach Alexander is a Sour Ale brewed with fruit. It is a blend of 2/3rd aged Rodenbach (100% 2 year aged beer) with 1/3rd ‘young ale’, macerated with sour cherries. The natural flavor and taste of sour cherries is bringing a perfect match between the sour beer and the red fruit.
My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.47
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A nice clear maroon red colour with a half finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly white leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, strawberry, oak, with notes of vanilla and fruit vinegar.
Taste: Lightly sour, sweet, cherry, strawberry, oak, and fruit vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Good enjoyable aroma and flavours that is balanced and very fruity. My preference is still Caractère Rouge though.