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

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RATINGS: 519   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - 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)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Århus2008. 75 cL bottle. Pours clear yellow and golden with a huge white head. Light fruity and yeasty aroma, solid to dense. Solid caramel malt flavour, spiced and yeasty. Classic Belgian and powerful. Ends solid spiced and alcohol warming. Quite flavourful. Apparently the Easter brew slightly modified - nice one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
Bottled. A golden beer with an off-white head. The arom is sweet malty with primary notes of alcohol, but also light notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of both malt and alcohol. I think a couple of years in the cellar will do it good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Almost clear golden with a dense white head leaving laces. Sweetish - and somewhat spicy - perfumy aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweetish malt and fruit. Has an odd unclean edge and a herbal and alcoholic finish. Still a very decent beer though. 050908

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20861) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20390) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19436) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
Bottled. Hazy deep golden, airy head. Fruity nose with plenty of perfume and coriander. Sweet and full bodied, estery alcohol, soap and coriander. Soft´and warming, arousing and complex. Juicy saffron finish with herbal bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16773) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
13th January 2010
Hazy gold beer. Sweet malt on the nose, trace of banana ester. Light dry palate, airy. Strong sweet malt with repressed esters. Finishes dry with minerals and spice and warming alcohol. Better than the blue but that ain’t much of a recommendation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014
2012-11-08, draught at Locus Publicus, Rotterdam, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Golden color. The aroma shows a light fruity touch, nice. Medium body, with sweetish malt flavor, light jammy fruitiness, but too much alcohol perception.
Strong but a bit boozy.

2008-05-16, corked bottle at Ølfestival 2008, Århus, 4-3-3-2-6=18
Blond color, alcoholic, and just as bad as a strong lager, too much carbonation.


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