RODENBACH Alexander is brewed at the RODENBACH brewery in Roeselare, in the province of West Flanders. This mixed fermentation beer consists of two thirds beer that was matured in oak casks for 24 months and one third young beer, and has been subjected to maceration with sour cherries.
This extraordinary beer with its unique, balanced palate, complex finish and subtle fruit and wood notes is undoubtedly one of the best sour ales RODENBACH has ever created. It was brewed for the first time in 1986 on the occasion of Alexander Rodenbach’s 200th birthday and is now back by popular demand to the delight of beer lovers here and abroad. Its aftertaste is reminiscent of a Burgundy wine and its freshness makes this beer the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to cheeses or dessert.
Alexander Rodenbach was born on 28 September 1786 in Roeselare. This extraordinary man, who became blind at the age of 11, was a born entrepreneur with great determination.
He managed the RODENBACH brewery from 1821, but also worked as a writer and member of parliament. He even became mayor of Rumbeke.
To honour this unique man, a celebration beer was released under the name RODENBACH Alexander to mark his 200th birthday in 1986. Today, 30 years after its very first launch, a limited edition of this beer goes on sale again.
If you would like to find out more about the exceptional production process of mixed fermentation beers or see the listed malt kiln and 294 oak casks, visit the RODENBACH brewery and discover its unique beers and extraordinary history.
If you like, you can also have lunch and/or dinner at the Rodenbach premises.
We welcome group visits of 15 to 50 people. Reservation is required.