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

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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (124) - - JUL 10, 2013
Simply fantastic beer. Rich ever changing complexities that assure you never taste the same element twice.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (506) - ITALY - JUN 19, 2016
Best before 21/04/2018, aperta il 19/06/2016. Dorata limpida, schiuma bianca poco persistente. Aroma di miele, lievito belga e polpa d'arancia, leggeri chiodi di garofano e coriandolo. Al palato miele, lievito belga, polpa d'arancia che permane sul finale mista a frumento e leggero erbaceo. Corpo medio-pieno, mediamente carbonata.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle pours golden with a full white foamy head . Light sweet malt flavors Lots of Belgian yeast and spice. Smooth boozy and slightly carmelizes sweetness

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alex60 (146) - - MAY 29, 2016
bouteille 75 cl - couleur blonde, nez fruité avec du malt, fleur et caramel, goût : fruité, très bon équilibre, finale longue en bouche sur le fruit fort agréable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (1182) - - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma - Yeast, caramel, apples. Taste - Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, toffee, caramel, apple, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1473) - HONG KONG - APR 16, 2016


750 ml cork bottle ‘2014 vintage’ opened with loud ‘pop’ bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Cloudy hazy orange honey colour with a ring of yeast sediments; Two and a half finger head and crumpety white foam which last for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with banana, pears, light apples, strong candied fruits, vanilla, alcohol, sugar, bubblegum, bread and strong Bel yeast.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet malt, with caramel, cherries, red fruits, alcohol, medium liquorices, light metallic, sugar, spices, white bread, strong Bel yeast, strong lemon, strong herbs, medium bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to full body. Creamy and very slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Solid maltyness in thick background, very smooth and creamy. Pretty good red fruitness and some caramel, with strong booze in driving seat. Sweetness is strong but not cloying, with fairly strong spices and strong herbal lemon to round. Simple and nice!

Booze: the 10% is very well presented and managed, never domineering at any point with only slightly warming hint. Liquorices is notable but not overwhelming like most BSAs. Excellent!

Hoppiness: Absent in aroma. Spices, strong lemon, strong herbs and grass in taste; Bitterness combines with liquorices has strong herbal influence for a lasting, mid-to-high astringent sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy, spicy and boozy to mouth.

Comments: This one has strong malt, very creamy with excellent fruity aroma, strong but neat sweetness, well-hidden booze, and a very herbal citrusy finish. Like the rest of Gouden Carolus series, this one is straight forward strong Blond and doesn’t disappoint. A beauty!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (939) - SPAIN - APR 14, 2016
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Shared with Carlos. With cheese & pizza. Amazing in nose and delicious taste, very smooth and tasty, with a very pleasant sweetness. Alcohol well hidden

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (1127) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 11, 2016
Bottle, 75cL. @Naintré with my dad. A yellow-brown opaque hazy beer with a big foamy white head ; good retention and lacing. Fruits (pear, light peach), flower, herb, biscuit, alcohol. Medium to heavy sweet, round, warming heavy ; bitter note. Full body, silky texture, average carbonation, warming sugary fruity finish. Overall, ok fruity sweet warming belgian ale ; too sugary and "heavy".

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Olelko (23) - FRANCE - APR 7, 2016
A great tripel, but lacks an acid note. Overall a great beer, but I got my preferences for less sweet-round beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3469) - NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Smelteverket, january 27th 2015. Hazy golden body, small bubbly white head. Aroma of banana and fruity esters, honey and herbs. Taste of sweet apricot, spicy yeast, citrussy edge. Warm finish with clove and fruit.


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