Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (979) - SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente a caramelo y afrutado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (662) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 2, 2014
Red-amber coloured, clear with a small dark white head. Noses of dried dark fruits, raisins and herbs. A bit lively at first showing a medium body with a somewhat slick texture. Fruity and malty/bready sweet with a light floral herb note. The finish is medium lasting building a light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (864) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Clear ruby red color, small tan creamy head, settles down to a creamy layer with yeast islets, good lacing; aroma sweet toasted , dark fruit (cherries, berries), candy sugar, hint of licorice; rather fruity sweet taste, toasted malts; full body, creamy mouthfeel; sweetbitter fruity and toasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
Inderdaad een mooi, robijnrood bier met een lichtbruine schuimkraag. Lekker vol, zoetig aroma waar een beetje alcohol in terug te vinden is. Dit gaat mee in de smaak waar op de achtergrond de toets van drop in voorkomt. Iets bittere nasmaak. Indeed a nice, ruby-red beer with a light brown layer of foam. It has a nice, sweet aroma with the touch of alcohol. This goes on into the taste, and this also has the touch of licorice. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LasseVPedersen (269) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. Pours deep amber, copper and ruby red. Lively with a big, foamy light beige-white head. Sweet aroma, complex and rich, light and wooden floral, berries as well. Sugar-ish. Light candy sweet flavour at first, which turns out to be quickly bittersweet at the middle notes. Caramelized malt, hazy nuts and alcoholic booze. Light balanced long bitter finish. Thick, lingering mouth-feel. Medium-full bodied. Maybe a bit too sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at Delirium Cafe, pours a deep dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out caramely bready malt and dark dried fruits. Flavour is quite similar, with notes of dark dried fruits, caramel and bready malt. Full-bodied and medium sweet, but without any cloying quality. Very well-balanced and highly drinkable for the style. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Case (256) - GERMANY - MAY 20, 2014
Pours clear deep red. Aroma is caramel, slight roastyness. Taste is sweet, caramel, a bit of spice. Decent middle-of-the-road brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathanvc (65) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2014
Also listed as Keizer Karel Rood. Aroma of hay and fruits. It appears dark amber with a frothy off-white head. The taste is only medium sweet and lightly bitter but stays sweet in the finish. Enjoyable in the mouth with average carbonation. Not so special, but a decent ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Caoset (3) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014 does not count
Good beee that taste a little bit like a flower first bit then you feel the beer taste and it lasts for a while :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ST247 (404) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
Bottle @Ca Va. Pours dark amber with off-white head. Herbal, little sweet aroma. Taste little sweet, sugar, herbs. Not bad and easy drinkable.

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