Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw", the brewery launched a blond-version : Cuvée van de Keizer Rood. This beer is similar to the previous Gouden Carolus Easter Beer. Blond rich beer that is brewed each year during the easter period. It contains several types of malt and during brewing 3 herbs are added. It's golden blond colour, it's high alcohol concentration of 10 %, it's full and balanced taste make this beer into a source of vitality and strength which will appeal to the demanding beer taster. For ideal tasting pour out gently in one pull to a temperature round 7-8° C. Served with pride it is drunken with respect. This pleasant golden blond beer is chosen for he who loves a richer, somewhat spicy and refreshing beer.

Disclaimer: This is a blond version of the Cuvée Van de Keizer, introduced in 2008. The label has a red diagonal line.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2009 Bottle pours cloudy gold with foamy white head. Aromas of bread, orange, clover, fruity esters, floral, pepper. Moderately bitter and sweet. Body is smooth with a hint of acidity. The fruity esters really distinguishes this from other beers of the same style. This is the apogee of a belgian triple. Not sure what it tastes like fresh, but they nailed it when this stuff is aged for a few years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2016
LOL well, that was a surprise. 2012 bottle. I didn’t realize there was another Van De Keizer beer and when it poured a slightly hazy golden amber color (instead of near black) with a moderate sized tan head (nice lace and retention) I knew something was, well, different. Yeasty aroma with notes of lighter fruit, lightly herbal, light alcohol. Medium to full body, fairly delicate for the punch it’s packing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours a hazy gold from the bomber with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of big Belgian yeast esters, light fruity tripel notes. Taste follows, hint of banana and funk, slight booze. Booze is hidden well, smooth and crisp, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (607) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
75 cl flaska från 2011 på Belgobaren, Stockholm. Orange/guldig, disig med litet vitt skum. Söt, fruktig doft av persika, aprikos och Glocken Gold multivitaminjuice. Stor, svällande kropp. Alkoholen värmer en aning. I smaken stora, söta toner av tropisk frukt, blöt kartong och banan. Snäll beska i avslutningen. Förvånansvärt "saftig" och fruktig. Stor sötma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5570) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
Pale blond with bright, white head. Aroma and flavour have sweet fruits like banana and peach. Quite like candied dried fruit. The high alcohol gives a balance of dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (1007) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
Drank a 2015 bottle with Lennart in Cafe Jos 07-09-16. Sweet tripel. Interesting beer. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1500) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2016
De geur is enorm rijk, zeer lekker. Heel lichte kleur. De smaak is schitterend, trekt wat op orval.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (1061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2016
75cl / 2016 Pours golden, slightly hazy with thick white head. Strong malts in aroma and in the taste. Crispy, fizzy and a rough textured beer - I love when a brew is thick and carbonated. Feels like a blond on steroids. Finish is a bit off with some cardboard and iron, but I think this is due to rough transportation. I want to get blue one now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (819) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Kirkas, hiivojen kanssa aavituksen samea punertavan kullankeltainen olut paksuhkolla valkoisella vaahdolla. Tuoksu hedelmäinen, karamellisen makea ja hieman aniksinen ja jopa lakritsaa havaittavissa. Todella houkutteleva kokonaisuus. Maku siirappinen ja karamellisen makea sekä maltainen, vahvasti belgihiivainen ja viljainen sekä hedelmäinen. Jälkimaultaan tahmaisen sokerinen ja hiivainen. Alkoholi tuntuu hieman läpi, mutta ei liian paljoa. Ihan toimiva belgi.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Yellow, light cloudy color with foam layer. Yeasty and alcoholic nose with a strong and dusty layer. Thick and strong body with a lot yeast and a very fine carbonation. Alcoholic and yeasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2850) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Brown body, light brown head. Aroma has caramelized apple and fudge. Belgian yeast and spices. I just love the Anker yeast. Flavour has apples, yeast, caramel, noble hops. Just perfect balance.

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