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

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RATINGS: 535   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. What a gusher!! Watch out for this one. Pours a dull colored orange with a huge thick, foamy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices, light fruits (apple, pear). Flavor is initially quite spicy with some hop bitterness and alcohol, finishes sweet. A bit on the boozy side and not that much flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. Aroma not very exciting, some apple/apple cider, melon, very mild citrus, pepper, some alcohol, some bready/yeasty character. A touch spicy in the mouth, largely sweet with similar fruity notes, alcohol. Somewhat alcoholic finish. Uninteresting. Not really sure what the point was here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2008
It’s a dark golden colored beer with a fully lasting head, purely Belgian, it laces well on the glass. Nose of dough and cookie, bready malts, polish and fruit. Smells Belgian, but doesn’t seem to have a lot of refinement. Flavor has a bit too much strength and doesn’t have a lot of delicacy or complexity. Sweet, it possesses heavy notes of light fruits and alcohol. This Belgian misses the mark.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Body is a clear pale yellow and a tall fluffy white head sits on top. The aroma is a bit spicy, flowery, perfumy, and alcoholic. Nice sweet body with a touch of yeasty spice but a lot of astringent alcohol lays down on the palate and is quite distracting. I can’t really get by that, it ruins it for me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2008
750ml Bottle: Aroma of white wine (Riesling), apples, malts, light spices, and alcohol. Poured golden (apple juice/ginger ale) in color with a huge, foamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor of alcohol, apples, honey, malts, and yeast. Light to medium body. Lightly chalky texture. Average to lively carbonation. Alcohol finish is sweet and dry. Way too boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2864) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2008
On tap Flying Pie pizza. pours out a cloudy gold topped with a sand head. Aroma of belg spice and malts. Tast of spice, clove and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2008
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse. Gusher! Crystal clear amber color with a medium sized head, good lacing and lazy carbonation. Fruity aroma with notes of citrus, peach, caramel, spice, nuts. Sweet fruity caramel taste with yeast and spice notes. Tongue coating. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
Light hazy pale golden beer topped by a thick lacy white head. The head is composed of very large, fluffy bubbles that are surprisingly persistent. Aroma is lovely. Soft fruity/peachy aroma, pale Belgian malts and a light spicy/minty qualities as well. Subtle spiciness with notes of nutmeg, clove, spearmint and a kiss of licorice as well. It’s quite Duvelesque in the nose but with a bit more spiciness. Flavour is lightly fruity with a lovely soft pale maltiness and a fairly prominent pear flavour. There is a soft herbal note and a fairly peppery alcoholic note as well. Quite creamy palate as well. It’s quite subtle and well-balanced. Nice dry finish with a soft spicy/herbal character over a highly fruity bubble gum estery base. Lovely brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
yellow body with a thick white head that leaves lacing on the glass.the aroma blends up pepper,green apples,oregano,allspice,and belgian yeast.flavor is much of the same with some caramel malts thrown in,and the pepper stands out a bit more.seems slightly over carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2008
75cl, new brew Anno 2008, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew


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