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


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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1235) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at Zwevegems Bierfestival. Yeast, bland, spicy, typical Belgian triple, not bad. But not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (329) - LATVIA - AUG 12, 2015
Aroma: Fresh forest and berry aroma, honey and kinda lagerish. Taste: Latrappe mix with Piebalgas alus. Fiiigssszz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3290) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
0,75 l flaske fra Bierzwerg.de. Disig sprudlende gyllen kropp med et fingertykt tett skumdekke i off-white. Frisk søtlig og fruktig duft med rikelig innslag av belgiske krydrede gjærtoner. Smaken er også kraftig søt, men samtidig både frisk og krydret. Noe av friskheten skyldes en usjenert karbonering, men det er også fruktighet å spore. Det er et fyldig øl med god alkovarme. Ettersmaken gir assosiasjoner til brødskive med brønnkarse. Dette var godt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (144) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Light orange with a nice white foam. Spicy, earthy, honey. Sweet. Medium body, slick with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trombi92 (4) - ITALY - AUG 5, 2015 does not count
750 ml bottle. Aroma: herbs, floral. Appearance: golden coloured beer, white head. Taste: medium sweetness, floral and alcohol easy to detect. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, long finish. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3352) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
750 ml bottle via codfishh (Thanks!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. BBD 24/06/2017.

App.: Deep deep golden with a fair off-white head. Aroma: Alcohol, solvent, citrus, coriander, some esters, sweet and doughy, floral notes, bread, honey, mostly nice. Palate: Medium+ body, full, rounded carbonation. Flav.: Sweet and floral with some citrus notes, pleasant esters, noticeable alcohol, bread and bread dough, lightly spicy/phenolic, perfumed; sweet with limited bitterness, a bit of pucker and a boozy, floral honey finish.

Nice beer. I prefer the Blauw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1646) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Newport News, VA. Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is interesting and certainly alcohol-forward with notes of Earth and spices. The taste is more balanced and less vague with ginger and white pepper, Belgian yeast, and light citrus. Alcohol is detected in both the taste and warmth. A good Belgian strong but it should not be confused for the "Blue" version of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2617) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
75 cl. bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Hazy, golden colour with a big, fluffy white head. Sweet aroma with fruits - apricot, oranges and citrus. Yeasts, spices and a subtle warmth from alcohol. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Long lasting sweet finish with a rich fruitiness, spices, yeasts and warmth from alcohol. Excellent, rich Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (294) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Eccellente strong ale belga, nel pieno stile delle Gouden. Ha un colore biondo leggero e una schiuma persistente. Al naso è complessa, risaltano fiori ed erbe, mentre assaggiandola si nota un’estremo equilibrio tra dolce della frutta e amaro del malto e lievito usato. Perfetta la carbonazione, e i 10% non si avvertono per nulla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (620) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Opaque golden bier with a beautiful white head, nice carbonation and some bubbles. Smell is subtle leather, pears, hint of cherries, caramel, alcohol. Maybe dried orange peels. Taste is bitter sweet, with quite an alcohol presence. Fizzy, and fruity. Bitter fimish. Subtle wood.

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