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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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 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with a nice whitish head. Fruity (tropical/summer) aroma with spice and malt. Malt flavor with yeast, big estery fruitiness, and spice. Medium bodied. Lingering malt, esters, yeast, slight earth. A bit sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 Bottle from my trusty bottle shop. Absolutely love this stuff. Since they’ve got this in I’ve nailed plenty and spread the word to my heathen mates. Lovely and tasty and gets you very drunk. Fallen pleasantly asleep before 10.00pm which hasn’t happened since I’ve been about ten. Light gold, blonde colour with tiny cheeky little bubbly white head. Got that Gouden Carolus kinda lick to it. Sweet, gorgeous, hard as nails. Don’t know what else to say, I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle at Århus Ølfestival 2008. Pors clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty with oranges and vinousity. Flavour of oranges, yeast, and som malt and a bit to vinious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Yves (2234) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 Pale yellow blond coloured beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Hoppy and yeasty aroma with some fruit hints. Full sparkling and creamy palate. Finish is spicy ending dry and a bit bitter. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2762) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 hazy blond coloured body with a white head a herby malty alcholic aroma herby malty sweet little fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle 75cl.
Light unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, flowers, moderate to light heavy yeasty, spicy, some alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. (170508)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2008
Light hazy blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Herby and light alcoholic aroma with some yeasty touches. Full light bitter, creamy palate. FInish is alcoholic, light bitter with some light sweeter creamy touches. Nicely balanced stronger beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JUN 30, 2008
750 ml. bottle. Corked and caged. No freshness date noticed. Loud pop released the cork. Poured out a hazy yellow color, like dried out straw. Has a foamy off white head. Aromas are of spices, pepper, dried lemon rinds. Flavors are of rotten pineapples, over ripe apples, dried, sulfured apricots. Some malts mix in, but this beast needs some serious aging on it to be well blended. Might be good in 5-6 years or so. Finished dry, funky, and sulfurous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4512) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2008
Bottled @ Aarhus beerfestival 2008. Aroma is yeasty, cheesy and citric. Cloudy, yellow coloured with a thin off-white head. Taste is sweetish, bit alcoholic. It has cheese, yeast and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2008
[Bottle] Pours a clear gold with a large, fluffy white head. Aroma is citric hoppiness, a little bit of spices, some candi sugar, and a little bit of alcohol. Flavor follows nicely, with the spices and alcohol being prominent players. Fairly sweet but not cloying. Sharp, crisp flavor with a little bit of hop bitterness on the finish.

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