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


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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.

myrda's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
myrda (66) - - MAY 18, 2013
Bravo het hanker, encore une bière exceptionnelle. Orangée et trouble, léger reflets cuivrés. Arômes de cassonnade et sucre d’orge, on sent l’alcool aussi! Fruits confit, fruit de la passion et une touche de lys également. Corps rond et agréable, rempli le palais à souhait. Finale sèche mais présence de résidu de sucre qui se prolonge en arrière-goût.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2621) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
.75 bottle, 2012 vintage (aka. xmas eve breakfast). Golden orange. Malty, oranges, belgy yeasty spices. Med bodied, nice, sweet pale malty with balancing bitters body. A truely enjoyable morning sipper. Rich flavour.

-- bb

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1482) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2014
750ml bottle, BBE 02/08/15, 2012 vintage. Pours a light yellow, somewhat hazy, large white head. Aroma is very fruity. Banana, apricot, peach, a gamut of fruit - of the Belgian beer variety, not the American hops style citrus or grapefruit. Taste is pretty stingy with ethanol. The fruitiness is there, along with some pale malts and light smoke. But the ethanol is pretty strong. Dries up the finish. Full with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crlnts (345) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Blonde, lightly hazy. Nice white head. Bready, sweet, alcohol. Light to no bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (641) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
75 cl fles. Lichtgoudgele kleur, crêmige kraag die lang blijft. Ruikt .... Beetje zoet, beetje zuur, maar niet erg nadrukkelijk. Smaakt zoetig maar ook wrang, en dat is niet zo mijn ding dat wrange. Wat fruitigs is er ook nog, wat abrikoos in de nasmaak. Ik vind ’m niet zo goed , vlak en saai

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
On tap during Brussels vacation, vintage 2014. Clear amber color with beige head. Aroma is sweet, yeast, bread, and pale malt. Taste is similar, very sweet, malty, bread and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paulvanpelt (353) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
Nevelig geel bier met witte schuimkraag. Aroma is kruidig als van een tripel, alcohol, moutig, en fruitig op de afdronk. Smaak is medium bitter en zoet. Zacht en dik, met volle body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (654) - - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 10% - Smakelijk biertje destijds gedronken - Complimenten aan de brouwerij- en brouwmeester - Nog geen topper, maar wel de hoge waardering die verdiend is ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Distance_Runner (68) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
I tired it during Beer Festival in Brussels A nice blond but comparing to ’blauw’ version the aroma is not that strong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Guess I should've expected something like this with a cork finished bottle of this age 2008. Appearance was a small sudsy head that settled right down to a wisp, of course no lace and a clear amber color. Aroma is mostly yeast, bread dough and some pale malt. flavor is like aroma, fortunately there is a little carbonation left to balance the sweetness and yeast domination but it still isn't enough to make for an average beer. Body also suffers from a lack of proper carbonation. Brewer you should ditch the wooden cork for beers like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Moravius (603) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Flasche (Jahrgang 2012), gekauft in der Brauerei in Mechelen und 2 Jahre daheim gelagert. - Tiefes Goldgelb, schwach trüb; reichlich weißer Schaum. - In der Nase Hefe, Kandissüße, krautig-würzige Herbe mit kräftiger Anisnote, Orangenlikör. - Im Antrunk bitterschweres Orangeat und Kandis, vor allem aber eine aufdringliche Anis- bzw. Kräuternote (es wurden drei nicht spezifierte Kräuter verwendet). Sehr stark rezent, brauseartig. Nur schwach bitterer, immer noch schwer kandissüßer Abgang mit scharfen und fuseligen Noten. - Sehr bittersüßes, übertrieben stark gewürztes und erstaunlich eindimensionales Tripel. Nach der großartigen "blauen" Cuvee van de Keizer eine echte Enttäuschung ...

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