Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 14, 2005
On tap at "Den Tatoverede Enke", Copenhagen. Lovely brown/ruby colour with a pretty head. Initial flavour is sweet with some dark fruity notes (raisin, plum etc.). Softly bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Aroma:Anis,caramel,fruity.... Appearance:dark amber good head... Flavor:fruity,rosted caramel...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
I have never before seen such a mug that is served with this one. A coffee mug with three handles... Pours a deep amber hue witha nice head. Nice roasted flavor with decent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Soft and clean on the palate not much complexity somewhst over balanced.Very light roasted mocha flavors with a hint of anise.Sweet very slight fruit hints . easy drinking session belgian. Great glass though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2005
Amber, deep red colour. Pleasat aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is nice with roasted malts. Brown sugar, caramel and fruity. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
Deep reddish colour with off white head. Sweet malty nose with some plume and raisins. Malty flavor with dark fruit. Palate is thinner than expectet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1939) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
Lovely amber colour, with ahuge off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is very nicely roasted malty and sweet with brown sugar, caramel, plums and perhaps some other fruits. Nice smooth mouthfeel, nice and drinkable. Good ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
Pours a brown color with red highlights and a thin head. Aroma of malt and something burned, maybe burnt caramel. Flavor of malt and maybe burnt caramel. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 (Bottled, "Keizer Karel Robijn Rood", 8.5% ABV) Clear, deep dark ruby red color with a small but lasting, tanned head. Sweetish, toffee-caramely aroma of raisins, dark fruit and berries. Caramely, very slightly roasted, malty flavor with syrup, dark fruit, and some hops in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium to full-bodied, sweetish-syrupy palate with not much carbonation. A quite pleasant and drinkable, although quite sweet and syrupy brew. (Bottled, white label, was 7-4-7-4-15=3.7) Reddish nutty brown color with a medium, tight head. Slightly caramely-sweet, but also hoppy and oaky, dark toffee aroma. Quite sweet and malty, fruity flavor with a bitter finish. Hides the ABV well. Medium to full-bodied, slightly carbonated palate. A very "basic", semi-sweet, quite pleasant and drinkable Belgian strong ale. As easy to forget as it is to drink, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2004
Bottle at Plan B. Amber color and mild sweet caramel malty aroma and extrem sweet caramel taste, the alcohol is hidden nicely away in a full body. not bad but just to sweet for my taste.

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