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

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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1160) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Wow, nice. Can't readily identify the flavors I'm getting. But I like them! Sweet. Tastes like Easter? Candy? Who knows ... Good!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (505) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
750ml. 2012. Blonde voilé. Belle mousse dense qui ne semble pas vouloir partir. Très sucré. Mielleuse. Floral. Céréale (blé, maïs). Chaleur d'alcool. Épicé. Coriandre. Muscade. Légèrement boisé. Fruité. Pomme. Banane. Pêche. Orange confite. Légèrement houblonné. Complexe et riche. Un bijou.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwillrich (150) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2014
Forte aroma adocicado, de algo como pêssego e banana. O álcool a 10% deu uma quebrada no dulçor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1255) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that leaves high grade lacing. Nose is fruity and spices, not quite cloves but more than pepper. Sweet white/light candi syrup and alcohol. Taste is sweet but not cloying, spicy. A classic belgian strong/tripel, really. Body is medium, carbonation high. Sweet and spicy finish. Good one but if I had to choose between Red and Blue...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2147) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Nice beer. Kind of like a very spicey and herbal tripel. Tasty and original.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1217) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
75 cl corked and caged bottle, 2010 vintage. Unclear golden, big lasting creamy white head slowly settles. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices. Juicy fruity esters and smooth sweet malt flavor, some herbs and spices. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. ABV well hidden. Some tart citrus towards the finish. Very nice. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (905) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
75 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Hazy golden with a big dense white head, leaving a lacing on the glass. Fruity yeasty aroma. Sweet full fruity taste. Enormous luxurious fizzy creamy mouthfeel with some really well hidden alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilcoschoe (3) - Westkapelle, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Stevig bier met een heerlijke zachte smaak. Qua kleur te vergelijken met een tripel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gEUS (1044) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2013
750 ml bottle - 2013 vintage. Pours hazy light golden with a small creamy and steady head. Ligh honey aroma, butter and lots of cloves. Medium body with a spicy (burning) character, sweet undertone, malt in the finish and a final alcohol attack. The spices give a harsh dry finish. Flavour is in majority defined by the cloves. Sweet triple with overpowering spices make it an unbalanced beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (30) - - DEC 7, 2013
Qu’est ce que c’est bon!! Un grand classique toujours aussi agréable. Sa sent les houblons noble, les malts simples, le sucre candy, le tout envellopé par l’arôme puissant d’une levure de grandes classe. Un excellente bière belge!


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