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

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1865) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 Draught at EBF 2008. Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lancing off-white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Draft @ The Front Door: Boise - Pours a golden blond color with a nice puffy white head and good lacing. The nose is bright with some candy sugar, belgian yeast, orange and coriander along with some starchy strong alcohol notes. The flavor is intense and estery with lots of yeast and processed candy sugar notes. The finish is spicy and yeast. Quite good and fresh, much more golden than the usual Cuvee with similar levels of spice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScoWRee (375) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2008 Pours a pale golden color with a thick white bubblie head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Taste is crisp with a strong spicey inpact, maybe corriandor. Hints of Bananna. A little too much going on here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2008
2008 corked bottle. Pale golden color. Huge foamy head. Peach, just a hint of soap and flowers in the aroma. Alcoholic, soapy firm flowery, slightly perfumed hopbitter flavor with some citrus. The soapiness continues in the aftertaste. Not bad overall, but a tad disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Lightly hazed golden liquid. Nice continuance of bubbles through the brew. Large, lasting off-white head. Sweet malt, light fruit and quite a bit of alcohol showing up in the aromas. Some floral hops are present and quite enjoyable. The alcohol in the nose is just a bit too much at times. Strong and sweet are my first thought coming out of the first quaff. Licorice (not a personal favorite) and light fruit of pears and bananas are the flavors that I catch the most of. A bit of yeast, but in a white bread kind of way. My stomach and forehead are starting to feel warm. Sweet vinous qualities in the finish and into the linger. I know the "Blauw" version is always better with a year or two, I’m not sure with this one. The sweetness and alcohol are quite high now. I’m thinking this could become a sticky mess. But I’m thinking I’ll need to set one down for an experiment.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle. Opens with a "POP". Pours well carbonated, clear gold with a huge active white head. Spicy, floral aroma with notes of banana and C02. Crisp for strength and sharp with green apple and a spiciness that compliments but is not easy to identify. Finishes hot. The alcohol really comes out as it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Yellow pour wtih a fair white head. Aroma isvery sweet and malty. Flavor is malt heavy, sweet and if anyone really wants to know the flavor of this beer, please contact my friend Nick Wight and he will be happy to give you the details! Anyway a very nice beer, a bit grainy in flavor to be world class, but very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4308) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Pours gold into a trappist glass. Bright white micro head with excellent retention leaves sheet lacing as it slowly recedes to coat the surface. Sharp malt and alcohol aromas. Sweet and full with belgian yeast and apple with a lasting pepper and alcohol burn.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4178) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
The aroma is clean and sweet with yeast, light fruit, and alcohol. The appearance is pale gold with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall a winner.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2927) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Smells heavily herbed like rosemary, malts with many fruits, the hoppiness is more on the subtle side, while the focus is more on the rich malts and the heavy body of the beer, great beer.


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