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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (517) - - NOV 2, 2013
Ruby red colour with unstable head. Smell is light metallic. Taste sweet, cough bonbon and creme-like structure.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (488) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
The foam is rough and fairly persistent, the flavor is a strange set of malt and hops without proper characteristics. The taste is just the same! Moderate but volatile malt tones of caramel mixes quickly with indefinite soft fruit. It is very difficult to maintain a certain theme in this beer. Hoppy bitterness is probably the best positive flavor remains. I miss the malt sweetness to dedicate to fruit, sugar or caramel. I miss a hop profile that is more pronounced or withdrawn. It is as if it won’t be neither malty or hoppy, but from the first tentative sip mixes it all together in a flavor composition that is difficult to separate. Belgian beer used to be much more nuanced, but here you have to look after the taste. Of course it is also an exciting challenge. Other ambrée from Belgium manages to do it, but this is slightly messy composed. This does not mean that it is bad and undrinkable, it’s just a bit messy in the whole.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (458) - - JUL 12, 2015
Copenhagen 12/7 2015. 75 cl bottle from SuperBrugsen. Does not match the database perfectly as the alcohol percentage is noted as 8,5 % on the label and 9 % in the database. Nice picture of Keizer Karel on the label to give it some royal atmosphere. Pours dark reddish brown with off-white head. Settles as fat creamy layer of foam. Lots of lacing. Aroma is a little sharp. Some coffee and metallic notes of alcohol. Medium carbonation. Taste is sweet and of fermented fruit. Boozy aftertaste with some yeast and a little sourness. Decent but not unforgettable sweet Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1234) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
2 dedos de espuma no muy consistente. Color coca-cola. Aroma afrutado, cereza. En boca entra muy suave con predominio dulce y frutal (uva). Alcohol muy poco perceptible, una de sus principales virtudes. Baja carbonatación y muy bebible. Muy buena

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ermaki (29) - - JUN 13, 2015
La Charles Quint rouge rubí es una cerveza belga tostada de 8,5%Alcohol , de alta fermentación de tipo red ale. La Rouge Rubis (o Robijn Rood) es una cerveza roja oscura de intenso color rubí, con espuma cremosa y densa, aromas afrutados, ligeramente ahumados, rezumando un cierto dulzor. Tiene un pronunciado sabor a malta, constante y sin apenas evolución, notándose poco el amargor y resultando dulce al final. En los World Beer Awards 2013 Charles Quint Ruby Red recibió la medalla de bronce en la categoría ?Europa ? Dark Beer ? Estilo belga Strong ?.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (716) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
Robijnrood bier zonder schuim. Smaak is zoet en fruitig, caramel, abrikoos en anijs. Erg goed bier, smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen. Volgens etiket heeft dit bier 8.5%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (539) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bright red / brown beer with a white head, medium carbonation. Tastes like malt, caramel, fresh fruit, raisins and some bitterness. Slightly bitter aftertaste, alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2726) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Dark fruit nose, medicinal herbs, spice, and grain. Reddish amber color, thin head, and slow-slipping lace. Sweet malty initial, rich caramel, and a wine-like note in mid palate. Alc. is quite apparent. Medium body. Good balance, overall. Very nice nose; flavors are not as impressive.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (413) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Pours ruby red. Aroma is plantain, caramel, prunes, whisky and liqueur. Taste is fresh, balanced, short-lasting. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wanne (58) - - MAY 4, 2015
It looks very nice, a nice dark red-brown color with a beige head. Aroma of candy sugar and plums, with a vinous touch. Taste of plums, malts and coffee, again with a vinous accent. Not much in the aftertaste. Very decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Oct 13, 2006 On tap at Gollem. Red coloured. Nice foamy head. Tasty but quite bitter. It could be much better, really. Very strong kick afterwards - probably due to the 9 percent...


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