Several types of beer, including lambic, pils and white beer, contain added fruit juices or syrup to make fruit beers. Rodenbach Alexander, a mixed fermentation beer, falls into an entirely different category as it is based on Rodenbach Grand Cru.
This degustation beer contains 1/3 part young beer and 2/3 parts beer that has matured in an oak foeder for two years, steeped with the natural juices of ‘noorderkrieken’ cherries.
Without a doubt, with its uniquely balanced palate, fruity touches and complex finish this is one of the best sour ales from this Roeselare brewery, that specialises in this traditional beer type.
Rodenbach Alexander was created in 1986 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Rodenbach, co-founder of the brewery and ‘spiritual father’ of Rodenbach’s sour foeder beers.
Rodenbach Alexander is a member of the extended family of Rodenbach ‘sour ales’ that also comprises the accessible, light Rodenbach Fruitage, the refreshingly tart thirst quencher Rodenbach Classic plus three degustation beers: Rodenbach Grand Cru, Caractère Rouge and Vintage.