Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4013) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Reddish tinted dark brown with a froathy light brown head. Soapy metallic aroma. Metallic caramel malt taste but not obvious as some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3222) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Slight hazy dark amber hue, with a small tan-colored head, with a grainy malty nose, with a peaty smokiness accent, sweet caramelized malt, hint of dark fruits fruitiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet grainy malty character, with a toffee accent, dark dried fruits of dates, plums, caramelized malt, hint of earthy peaty smokiness, brown sugar, leading towards a sweet malty and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
[Bottled RBESG] Brownish colour. Bit spicy aroma, along with sweet caramel malts. Medium mouthfeel, with notes of dried dark fruits and a fair bit of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23182) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2006
Bottled (as Charles Quint Keizer Karel). Dark brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, malts and spices. Flavour is much more boring, though it contains the same things. Mouthdrying. Some alcohol also noteable, especially after the beer warms up a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
Orange-brown. Spicy aroma with some acidity. Spicy flavour with notes of sweetness and fudge. Dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 First rating
(Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Gothenburg)
Served in a nice clay mug with 4 handles, made it hard to judge the appearance though... Tan head. Typical elgian scent. Sweet bitter and alcohol taste. Medium bitterness.

As "Keizer Karel Robijn Rood / Charles Quint Rouge Rubis"
(33 cl bottle labelled 8.5% ABV)
BB 29/09/07
On September 21, 2008
From a friend in Belgium.
Clear copper to dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, spicy, phenolic, fruity, also stable and some manure scent. SWeet, lactic, spicy, phenolic, strawberry taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel and apple. Flavor of toasted malt and fruit with a bit of a metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2006
Dark red colored, little yellow head. Spices and mild chocolate in aroma with mild alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Crispily carbonated brew with chocolate and spices, mild alcohol and chocolate fit nicely in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 Stunning! Dark ruby red, bordering on brown with little firm creamy white head that stays troughout the pint. Very fruity aroma with dark fruits (raisins and plums) and a little citric flavour. Amazing creamy mouthfeel! Taste of plums, roasted malts and caramel. Despite its high alc % it is not vinious but still powerful. Lots of coriander and a bit of cinnamon. Some apple in the beginning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2006
On tap in Brugge. 24/05/06. Keizer Karel. Good size (large) tan head on a cherry red body. Malty aroma then roasted as well as in the taste. Almost chocolatey, hints of burnt caramel, maybe more cocoa.

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