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


on tap

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RATINGS: 598   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2009
Importation avec bieropholie et dégusté avec viak,michaud et Glandine dans un verre de chimay. Apparence jaune ambré avec une mousse collante. Arômes fruité, de levure, de fruits des champs, raisin vert, coriande, houblon, agrumes et une touche de cidre de glace. Un goût fruité, sucre de canne, gingembre, orange, ananas. Un ressemblance avec un vin blanc mousseux de pomme et de poire. Une bière tous simplement géniale qui est ronde en bouche et d’un équilibre hors du commun. Une bière de rois me procurant une plénitude et un CARPE DIEM de plaisir...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle. Big malty aroma, sweet and fruity. Bright golden body, huge white head. Flavor is too sweet, and not especially complex. Good, but not nearly as impressive as the Blue.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boutip (5689) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a nice big pure white foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of apricot and peach ester is just incredible and must admit that not many brewery can get this much from their yeast. Taste is very smooth with no signs of alcohol and fruity esters are very well balanced with some sweet Belgian malt. Light floral hops are also noticeable. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no alcohol was discernable. Another winner from a top Belgian brewery that I have some a tendency to forget about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Tap at Lucky Baldwin’s. The worst offering I have had from Het Anker. Nose is potent and hot, very like vodka. The flavor is spicy Belgian hops and the darkest green-leafy vegetable concentrate you can imagine. Just not very likable - very like a fugue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2009
PPWD Show. Not as nice as the blue stripe so doesn’t stand out as well in my mind. I do remember it was quite drinkable but will have to drink it again to really remember and note it’s hightlights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Draft @ Toronado, SF. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a malty spicy yeasty aroma with some hints of dark fruits. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a warming malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2648) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
2008 bottle. Clear golden body, with a large white head. Aroma is fruit and alcohol. Flavor is fruit, candy sugar, alcohol and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2009
750ml bottle; monster white head with a tint of cream; slight hop and fruit aroma; big alcohol taste in the back; made me feel as if I was drinking liqueur; got a little better as the temperature increased; another slow drinking beer for me. (#11)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Poured from a 750ml caged and corked bottle (2008 vintage) and served in a tulip. This beer poured a pale straw yellow with a light cloudiness and a two-finger thick head of off-white foam that slowly settled. A small amount of slippery lacing was left around the glass. The aroma included a whiff of fresh grassy hops, spicy yeast, light sugar, and floury dry bread. The hops were not as prominent in the flavor. Just a light grassiness. The flavor was moderately sweet with a fair amount of sugar and a lingering herbal sweetness. Also a bit yeasty and bready along with some light pear notes. The mouthfeel was medium to full-bodied and had a moderate amount of lively carbonation. It starts off with a nice aroma, but the sweetness starts to become mildly annoying. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Gold in color and hazy with a large white head. Aroma is of alcohol and fruit with a little cream and marshmallow. Taste is of alcohol, malt, and spices.

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