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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2008 bottle. Pours orange-yellow with decent head, light lacing. Aroma is yeasty with hints of citrus, honey, and spice. Alcohol hits like a brick, flavor is honey sweet with cardamom, sourdough bread and banana. Tingly mouthfeel, syrupy film left behind after drinking. Solid but nothing great, the blue is much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
Brassin 2008. Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’épices et de céréales avec une pointe de pommes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices et de céréales avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité. (Rating #2229)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 25, 2009
With thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Light orange, large white head, lots of visible carbonation. Aroma: Sweet, musky, perfume, citrus skin, metallic sweetness. Flavour: Strongly alcoholic, bitter, lemon, disgusting under ripe orange, the alcohol presence was just too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours with a humongous head that dissipates quickly but has good lacing. Pours with a light golden color and a slight haze. Wonderfully smooth and full mouthfeel, with flavors of dough, fruit cake, some hops and some spices in the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Rating # 7 from the danish beer festival 2009. Golden look with a dense white head. Sweet malty aroma with spices and dusty hops. Sweet flavor with strong alchohol and sweet malty notes and some not as plesant metallic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2927) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
Bouteille de 450 ml, bu à Brouhaha (Montréal) le 17 mai 2009. Blonde paille peu claire, peu de collet. Arome d’orge malté très fruité, un peu sûrette. Goût de petits fruits légèrement sûrette pas très malté mais un peu efferversans. C’est bon et assé savoureuse et riche, mais pour la dixième annoversaire de la version bleue, bouf!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle… Hazy yellow ale with a huge, rocky, white head. Fantastic retention; ink-blot lacework. The aroma is biscuity and yeasty with lesser notes of pale malts and grains. Medium to full-bodied with restrained carbonation. Very sweet and a bit boozy with a touch of honey in both the flavor and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Thanks to Chuck for sharing this one! Golden color with a fluffy head and drippy lace. Biscuity aroma. Sweet malts up front with a dry spicy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle pours golden in color with a lively white head. The aroma smells of biscuits, apples, and a slight grassy hop character. Flavor is well integrated and covered in apples, pears, caramel, and honey with a clove and cinnamon spiced finish. The overall mouthfeel is full and seems to be developing into a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2009
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Took me a while to grok that the Red and Blue were different brews (I’m simple). Nice lively golden pour, with a crisp crackling head that recalls Duvel majesty. Slightly sweet nose is a trace different than what I expected. Sugars and sweet malt tend to dominate the flavor, and there’s a slight imbalance - more dry and spicy flavors would benefit the beer, in my opinion. Enjoyable but not top shelf.

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