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

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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


Thorpe429's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Nose an flavor have a bit of bubblegum underneath pepper and a bit of light graininess. Light-medium body. Quite crisp and very drinkable.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (217) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Mooi goudblond licht troebel bier met romige witte schuimkraag. Superlekkere diepere romige smaak. Peertjes, calvados, likeurachtige smaak. Hele lange, fruitige, licht alcoholische, afdronk. Topklasse !!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (9503) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Cloudy orangey golden color with a small white head. Amazing aroma of green apples, caramel, yeast and toffee. Heavenly aroma. Do I wanna ruin this by tasting this? The flavor is yeast, bitterness, caramel, toffee, sweetness and malt. This really is yummy. More please. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3266) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Shared corked & caged, 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a presentable, fairly lasting head of soft white foam, and good cling to the ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was light plantain, some spicy phenols, light fruit as a mixture of pit fruit & citrus, and candy/syrupy sweetness. The taste continued the light fruitiness and amped sweetness, with lively carbonation, moderate bitterness, and a steady but non-overpowering warmth, in a somewhat medium body. A fairly decent, Golden Strong Ale, but would have preferred some dryness, and a little less sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danieln (11) - Wezemaal, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2015
Diepere frisse smaak. Lekkere blonde met een fine nasmaak. Mooi blonde kleur met lichte schijn.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (4546) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2015
Cloudy golden color. Pears, peaches, bready, fruity nose. This is a 2009 version but super smooth body, alcohol so well hidden, body is super well integrated. Malt with some fruity and bready notes. This beer has peaked and it’s brilliant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2726) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle from the real ale store, Newark. Hazy gold colour with a white head. Yeasty, and deep rich fruit aroma. Taste citrus orAnge. lemon and slight tropical fruit. With a balanced bitter sweet and slight sour taste. This beer has everything and so complex. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Light, airy aromas. Some spice, some light fruit, and light caramel. Much richer on the palate, bright and peppery with a long finish and a very good pairing with rich food.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (475) - - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a golden to amber body with a thick head. Yeasty aroma with spicy tones. Very nice and rich taste with a malty body and very nice carboration. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
Big bottle shared by Maakun. 2013. Hazy light golden with big head. Sweet canned fruit vanilla booze and spiciness. Fuzzy carbo. Backlog from 2014/04/26.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (462) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2015

Aroma:
Belgian yeast, hops, sweet fruit.

Appearance:
Golden/yellow beer with a huge white head thanks to all the carbonation.

Taste/Palate:
The foam tastes like fruit juice and that’s not even the beer itself. Starts sweet with a mix of everything mentioned in the aroma. Really juicy and fruity, amazing.


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