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

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RATINGS: 518   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellmyer (41) - EAST MOLINE, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle. Very nice head that keeps itself well throughout the glass. Color is a deep red, almost purple. Very nice. Aroma is of fruit and spices, and strong yeast. Decent nose. Taste is very complex, with pretty much anything you want in it. Alcohol is well hidden. Lacing is solid but not spectacular. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2008
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy golden colour with a rich lasting white foam. Sweet and fruity aroma of yeast, canned oranges, candied apricots, over-riped oranges, almonds, mild spices and alcohol. Full-bodied with notes of almondy yeast over-riped yellow fruits and mild alcohol. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Slightly warming spicy finish with notes of canned apricots and over-riped banana.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2008
Bottled@EBF2008. Yellowish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruits, alcohol, some nectar and yeast along with some mild toffeeishness. Flavour is quite much the same. A nice and balanced brew, which shows alcohol only as a slight burning note when swallowing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2008
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of heavy dried fruit, Sherry, toffee, yeast, citrus. Over the palate came mild spice and again strong notes of fruit and maybe a hint of hops. Quite full bodied with an average carbonation and thick alcoholic texture. Moderated to heavy sweet flavor with a hint of bitter and acidic notes. Warming alcoholic and prune juice sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle. Just like a strong belgian blond. More fruit, more spice and more taste. But also over carbonated.
Earlier Rating: 5/21/2008 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Golden colour with a medium white head.Sweet malty taste with fruity notes. Finishes of with herbal and spicy notes. Lasting taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 22, 2008
EBF 08, Copenhagen. Sweet honey, some fruity sweet syrup mouth. Nose is slightly medicinal. Mouth is soft, simple, honey and fruits. Some spices towards the end. Despite this beer’s simplicity, it’s very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle (EBF2008)
Hazy. Good sweet belgian aroma. Honey in the taste and the aroma. Fruity and soft. Beautiful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle at EBF 2008. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of spices, citrus, yeeast and hops. Fruity flavour of citrus, yeast, hops and dried fruits. Very carbonated. Sweet finish of yeast.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - SEP 17, 2008
[Eyes] Wonderful deep color, excelent foamy creamy head. [Nuse] Floral malty and hoppy flavor, with notes of caramel and alcohol. [Mouth] Sweet malt, fruit and fresh. Strong and sweet. notes fruit of apple and bananas, a little touch of yeast. i will storage some bottles for the next year.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Ah, a beautiful iridescent golden color pushes froth upwards at an alarming rate. A goblet full of suds that lings and a bit-o-sunshine at the bottom. The head finally rests leaving a thick fluffy blanket to make you smile. Aromas of fresh stonefruit. Full nectar with superb residual effers. A classic already. Flavor wise we see a strong malt backbone supports tons of complex fruit from the trees like nectarine, apricot, banana, kiwi, vanilla bean, and spices, maybe a bit of green tea. The finish is bittered beautifully despite it strength and moderate sweetness factor.


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