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Charles Quint / Keizer Karel Ommegang

Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
To underline the close link between the Charles Quint beers of the Haacht Brewery and the Ommegang of Brussel, a special brewage has been created for this occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2016
F: big, frothy, not long lasting. C: pale yellow, light hazy. A: malty, grainy, yeasty, citrus, floral hops, apple, hint of iron. T: malty, green apples, yeasty, dry grassy/floral hops, lemon, juniper alcohol, not complex, one dimensional, medium full body, lively carbonation, average for this style beer, 0,33l bottle from Spar in Poperinge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (467) - BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2016
Blond bier met grote witte schuimkraag. Geur: gistkarakter, brood, licht kruidig en ietwat citrus. Smaak: licht bitterig, kruidig, wat metaal en ietwat zoetig. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Medium volmondig. Afdronk: licht zoetig en bitterig.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Olelko (23) - FRANCE - MAY 24, 2016
Strong beer with a heavy body, that takes a lot of your mouth. Charles Quint fears nothing and is shameless. Strong taste of caramel and cereal, but nothing surprising. The light "straw like" colour is OK but doesn’t give the beer any character. The worst aspect of all: it’s a soapish taste and foam, a bit disgusting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (442) - BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2016
Helder strogeel bier met mooie witte schuimkraag. Aroma: citrusvruchten, fleurig. Smaak: kruidig, hoppig, complexe bitterheid. Gemiddeld mondgevoel met mooi koolzuur en bitterige afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2532) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2016
33 cl bottle. Slightly hazy golden blonde color. Frothy white head with good retention. Aroma’s: sour fruit/citrus, grain. Retronasal there’ sweet & sour fruit, malt/grain, light herbs. Flavor is moderate sweet, light grain. Medium bodied. Quite high carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (5095) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
Extremely pale body, large bubbly head. Soft lemony, faint grassy, light sweet (American style) bread. Soft bitter yet some sharp tasting notes too. Much less nice and refined as expected. In fact almost watery. Huge disappointment. (33cl bottle from Dekoninck)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonBlok (205) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
33 cl bottle at home. Appearance: slightly hazy yellow gold with big, white, frothy head. Aroma: citrus, cereal, alcohol and caramel. Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Notes of citrus and sweet malts. Palate: medium body, sticky texture and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goofy34 (67) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - APR 12, 2016
Nez citron et levure, couleur jaune paille, goût citron légère amertume en fin, alcool bien masqué, j’aime

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2400) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 4, 2016
Chez Martin a Moregem. Couleur jaune, forte mousse. Nez fruité, notes levures. Gout fruité, un peu paille et maïs, note de levures et alcool. Bon corps. Fin sucrée avec légère amertume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fkoolen (862) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at Charlemagne, Maastricht. Cloudy light golden colour, white foamy head. Grainy malts, lightly bitter, some distant yeasty fruitiness. Light body, high carbonation.

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