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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Okay, so I bought this thinking it was the other one. Honestly I’m a touch disappointed about that, since I really like the other brew. But, this stuff is nice as well. I don’t think I like it quite as much. It’s definitely blond, where the other Keizer is not. First sip is sharp and biting. Highly carbonated. Good flavor. I’m trying not be be harsh here, and judge it on it’s own merits. I just really wanted a darker Belgian beer tonight...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9149) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Draft @ Granville Moore’s. Mostly clear lemon yellow. Beautifully soft white head. Moderately boozy nose, triple-like soap/herb esters and a high amount of sugar. Syrupy, oily, full-bodied, bite of alcohol and twinge of sugar candy consume this one. Very faint dry turn in the finish, more of an alcohol and brash body bite. Enjoyable but unremarkable. Belgian Strong rating #200.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
750 ml bottle from a local KW group order. pours clear yellow with a small white head. minimal carbonation. aroma of orange zest, tropical fruit, peppery yeast, alcohol. the flavour is the same but is huge and mouth filling. off dry super long finish. really quite nice, im glad i have more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice golden body with nice head. Aroma is light fruit, clove and honey. Flavor has a nice sweet honey, clove and some tropical fruit. Soft despite the high alcohol percentage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
450ml. bottle at Brouhaha. The color is a dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is heavy of malt and alcohol. The taste also of malt and molasse with seet fruits. When they say Belgium Strong they are not wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow & tupalev -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy bubbly gold with an average size fizzy white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, biscuity malt and some floral notes. Flavour: Whoa, the alcohol sure takes you by surprise -- wow! It’s sweet, a bit syrupy along with biscuity malt. Medium bodied, quite carbonated. Way too boozy, making this just O.K.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5796) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Draft at Birreria Paradiso. Creamy orange yeasty appearance. Thick, creamy, yeasty taste, with a touch of bitterness. Amber candi-sugar notes as well. More bitterness that your typical big Belgian ale. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Pours gold with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and you get hit with the belgian yeast right up front. It also has some honey, clove, and just a bit of foot. Flavor is loaded with green apple, heavy yeast, lemons, lime rind, biscuity malts and just a bit of floral spiciness. Finishes with a nice little boozy finish, but doesn’t distract.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Garthicus, Blankboy, and GregClow, courtesy of Harry. Medium yellow, small white head. Strong yeast and malt aroma. Strong taste - malty, sweet, alcohol. Too much, too strong, too syrupy - did not really work for me at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle (750ml - corked & caged). Shared with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow and tupalev. Clear gold with a large-ish fizzy/creamy white head. Sweet aroma of honey, heather, alcohol and light spice. Alcohol pretty much dominates the flavour, not too sweet though, with an underlay of apple cider and an overlay of grass and mint. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel, boozy finish, light carbonation. Too strong, really - much prefer the "Blue"

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