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


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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

pilgrimoutlaw's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilgrimoutlaw (869) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2009 Bottle pours cloudy gold with foamy white head. Aromas of bread, orange, clover, fruity esters, floral, pepper. Moderately bitter and sweet. Body is smooth with a hint of acidity. The fruity esters really distinguishes this from other beers of the same style. This is the apogee of a belgian triple. Not sure what it tastes like fresh, but they nailed it when this stuff is aged for a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2184) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from 2014. Drunken pears! Pours a bright, golden copper colour with a steady carbonation and a thin but dense off white head. Tons of alcohol legs on the glass. The nose is estery and floral with tons of pear and apple fruit notes, sugary malt notes, light lemon zest and a richly complex nose overall. Heavy body, tons of fruit and ester notes, mild earthy notes, white raisins, no hop bitterness. Rich and complex with a warm slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (816) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2015
2015. Monster blond that sneaks up on you. Getting big apple and pear flavours that linger on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (466) - MOns, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
Robe blonde, reflets dorés. Nez superbe qui évoque une triple avec un nez qui explose de fruits mûrs, sur un fond de malt, de fleurs, de caramel et de houblon. Bouche tout en fruit, en ampleur, un équilibre superbe et une longue finale fruitée. Un très grande bière de plaisir

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (633) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Bomber shared from Brian...2013 vintage.....age nicely tastes if toffee malt licorice fruits...really smooth...alcohol not present..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nicolas_M (138) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (355) - 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.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (240) - - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (577) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3037) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1092) - 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

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