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


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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle shared by KyotoLefty 2008 vintage. Nice soft gold pour. A sweet fruity balanced nose. The taste is fruity & a touch grainy, very solid but past it’s prime. By this point in the evening my palate was fairly shot due to tons of sour beers...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (8121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
2008 bottle. Nose of apples, honey and biscuits. Deep blond, hazy, with floaties. Touch of pear in the flavor, apple, good tartness to balance the honey and biscuit sweetness. No hops left at all. Oxidized, but still in very nice shape.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1511) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from Bier Tempel. Pours a bright golden colour, medium carbonation, thin bubbly foam. Very pleasant, fruity hit. Slightly sweet, pear, peach. Hint of spice. Just enough bitterness. Drinks very easily for 10%. Lovely with food, and pretty good on its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
February 7, 2015. Bottle at home, 2013 vintage.
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet with dough, candi sugar, orange, ripe banana and pear, grain, almond, coriander. Taste is sweet malty and sugary with orange and spices, light bitter herbal finish. Medium bodied, oily texture, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (497) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours exactly the way a light belgian strong ale should - golden with a big off white head that takes a while to recede, leaving a nice lacing. Sensational aroma of candi sugar, belgian yeast, floral notes and some booze. The taste is certainly not disappointing either, with light honey and spices in addition to the flavours hinted at by the aroma. Medium bodied and smooth. The yeast is the star of this impressive brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (195) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2015
75cl in teku glass. Pours an abundant, creamy, long lasting and pearl white head; yellow to golden very hazy colour. Smells very "belgian", yeasty, dough, cheesy, honey, candied fruits, a bit hoppy, leaves. Tastes fruity, yeasty, apples, citrus hops, juicy, hint of pleasant alcohol notes; low to medium sweetness and bitterness, extremly balanced leaves the palate with a refershing hoppy and delicate hoppy sensation; slight tartness. Average and just right carbonation, medium to full bodied, slick texture. Remembers in "some" ways a Delirium Tremens, obviously much more consistent and complex. Nice drinkability for the abv, extremly balanced, a really great belgian blondie

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (466) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
2015/01/20 - Vintage 2011. Pours a hazy orange/straw colour with a thin, foamy, white head that quickly reduces to a surface film. No lacing. Smells amazing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, dough, strong honey and fruity esters (peach, apricot & banana). Taste is similar to nose; lots of honey and fruits, yeast, bready notes and mild alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, with average carbonation and a drying, mildly warming finish. I really, really enjoyed this beer. One of the best smelling beers I have ever tried. 750ml bottle, BBE 02/08/15, 2012 vintage. Pours a light yellow, somewhat hazy, large white head. Aroma is very fruity. Taste is pretty stingy with ethanol. But the ethanol is pretty strong. Dries up the finish. Full with medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrRizzotto (14) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JAN 20, 2015
Caramel, bread, hay, woody, licorice, alcohol, leaves, basement aromas, herbs, dough, floral, toast, nuts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (886) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Nice golden colour with a foam head. Lighter and better tasting than the blue. Has nice straw, citrus and sugar flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6189) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is big yeast, rich citrus, sugar coated almonds, marzipan. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a sweet malt, boozy alcohol palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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