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

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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1048) - SPAIN - APR 14, 2016
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Shared with Carlos. With cheese & pizza. Amazing in nose and delicious taste, very smooth and tasty, with a very pleasant sweetness. Alcohol well hidden

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (1200) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 11, 2016
Bottle, 75cL. @Naintré with my dad. A yellow-brown opaque hazy beer with a big foamy white head ; good retention and lacing. Fruits (pear, light peach), flower, herb, biscuit, alcohol. Medium to heavy sweet, round, warming heavy ; bitter note. Full body, silky texture, average carbonation, warming sugary fruity finish. Overall, ok fruity sweet warming belgian ale ; too sugary and "heavy".

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Olelko (24) - FRANCE - APR 7, 2016
A great tripel, but lacks an acid note. Overall a great beer, but I got my preferences for less sweet-round beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Smelteverket, january 27th 2015. Hazy golden body, small bubbly white head. Aroma of banana and fruity esters, honey and herbs. Taste of sweet apricot, spicy yeast, citrussy edge. Warm finish with clove and fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (267) - - FEB 19, 2016
Pours hazy medium yellow with largish frothy white head. Aroma is cereal, coriander, some anis, Belgian yeast, note of green apple, sugar, honey. Medium sweet, medium bitter, long bitter aftertaste with some alcohol. Body is full, palate is almost creamy, carbonation is rather high.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1666) - USA - FEB 11, 2016
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought direct from the brewery shop in mechelen. Enjoyable triple beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (370) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Mooi goudblond licht troebel bier met romige witte schuimkraag. Superlekkere diepere romige smaak. Peertjes, calvados, likeurachtige smaak. Hele lange, fruitige, licht alcoholische, afdronk. Topklasse !!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Cloudy orangey golden color with a small white head. Amazing aroma of green apples, caramel, yeast and toffee. Heavenly aroma. Do I wanna ruin this by tasting this? The flavor is yeast, bitterness, caramel, toffee, sweetness and malt. This really is yummy. More please. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Shared corked & caged, 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a presentable, fairly lasting head of soft white foam, and good cling to the ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was light plantain, some spicy phenols, light fruit as a mixture of pit fruit & citrus, and candy/syrupy sweetness. The taste continued the light fruitiness and amped sweetness, with lively carbonation, moderate bitterness, and a steady but non-overpowering warmth, in a somewhat medium body. A fairly decent, Golden Strong Ale, but would have preferred some dryness, and a little less sweetness.


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