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

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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (728) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Great looking beer brite yellow to golden in color. Small tight bubble head. Lite in the noise department but not the flavor department. Clove and coriander are the spices I taste the most. Very very bubbly and effervesant almost a little peppery.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Bomber shared from Brian...2013 vintage.....age nicely tastes if toffee malt licorice fruits...really smooth...alcohol not present..

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nicolas_M (107) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2015
It’s probably a mistake from me, but for me this beer is a season, and I’m not fan of that... So, my review won’t be developed, as I think this might be a (really) good beer for people who enjoy that type of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (319) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2015
Great golden colour. Feels like a decent Belgian strong ale. Abv is a good ten but it doesn’t feel like it.)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (231) - - AUG 29, 2015
Belle mousse qui reste. Odeur de saison. Très légère, on ne goute pas les 10%. un petit goût de froment mais sinon pas bcp de goût

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (492) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
Dégustée sur la terrasse en compagnie de Ju-Lo, Mademoiselle Irina, Carine et Dominique, à la suite de la Van De Keizer Bleue. Le liquide se présente à nous revêtu de ses plus beaux atours: robe dorée comme le Soleil, moyenne trouble avec du fond du verre de minuscules bulles remontant à la surface et coiffée d’une majestueuse et imposante tête blanche déstructurée et irrégulière. Je suis au premier rang d’un magnifique spectacle! Nez duquel émanent des parfums floraux et mielleux! À la manière des grandes Belges, la levure employée laisse échapper des parfums de gomme balloune, et même d’eau de rose. C’est franchement sublime! Le spectacle se poursuit en bouche avec un liquide d’une superbe rondeur et d’une toute aussi admirable légèreté. Encore un peu de miel mais aussi quelques épices telles le clou de girofle. Les levures apportent cette fois une touche fruitée qui me rappellent la banane qui combinée au miel finit par ressembler à un fantastique dessert à la manière d’un baklava. Un véritable délice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2941) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bomber @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- 2012 bottle. Clear copper amber color, wHite head, strips of lace. Taste is sweet malty that includes spice and mild fruit. It moves gracefully through a fizzy swallow to a finish that warms with alcohol, never really growing more bitter than what the alcohol provides. A solid brew, but half a bomber is enough for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - AUG 21, 2015
Not so awesome as blue, but still very decent. Moderate maltiness, caramel, berries, ripe fruits, herbal/floral hops, noticeable yeastiness, bit alco kick. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Decent, but I prefer others

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1148) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at Zwevegems Bierfestival. Yeast, bland, spicy, typical Belgian triple, not bad. But not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (329) - LATVIA - AUG 12, 2015
Aroma: Fresh forest and berry aroma, honey and kinda lagerish. Taste: Latrappe mix with Piebalgas alus. Fiiigssszz

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3266) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
0,75 l flaske fra Bierzwerg.de. Disig sprudlende gyllen kropp med et fingertykt tett skumdekke i off-white. Frisk søtlig og fruktig duft med rikelig innslag av belgiske krydrede gjærtoner. Smaken er også kraftig søt, men samtidig både frisk og krydret. Noe av friskheten skyldes en usjenert karbonering, men det er også fruktighet å spore. Det er et fyldig øl med god alkovarme. Ettersmaken gir assosiasjoner til brødskive med brønnkarse. Dette var godt.


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