Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from local offie, Brussels. Clear reddish brown in colour with malty off white head. Fantastic lacing. Nicely spiced nose with notes of cinnamon, apple and alcohol. The taste runs a little flat, which is a shame. Its shortfall is compensated by sweet hints of caramel, gingerbread and chocolate orange. Long, warm finish likened to amaretto and rum. An appropriate treat for the winter holidays. It has a great deal of potential - if only it wasnt flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16819) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2006
Bottled at MacAle, Randers. Clear, copper beer with a small beige head. Sugar, dried fruits and some bitterness in the finish. Dried fruits, alcohol, sugar and bitterness in the finish. Medium body and a sweet and bitter finish. Nice beer with a lovely sweetness. (061007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle, labelled Keizer Karel Robijn Rood. Dark red-brown colour with a big creamy and lacing offwhite head. Caramel aroma with a somewhat herbal hoppiness. Caramel flavours meet yeasty spiciness. Quite well-balanced. A bit hard on the tongue. Well-made, but not very original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47085) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
Bottle. Dark red color with small yellow head. Spices and mild chocolate in aroma with mild alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Crispily carbonated brew with chocolate and spices, mild alcohol and chocolate fit nicely in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4951) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Reddish tinted dark brown with a froathy light brown head. Soapy metallic aroma. Metallic caramel malt taste but not obvious as some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3323) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Slight hazy dark amber hue, with a small tan-colored head, with a grainy malty nose, with a peaty smokiness accent, sweet caramelized malt, hint of dark fruits fruitiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet grainy malty character, with a toffee accent, dark dried fruits of dates, plums, caramelized malt, hint of earthy peaty smokiness, brown sugar, leading towards a sweet malty and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
[Bottled RBESG] Brownish colour. Bit spicy aroma, along with sweet caramel malts. Medium mouthfeel, with notes of dried dark fruits and a fair bit of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2006
Bottled (as Charles Quint Keizer Karel). Dark brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, malts and spices. Flavour is much more boring, though it contains the same things. Mouthdrying. Some alcohol also noteable, especially after the beer warms up a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
Orange-brown. Spicy aroma with some acidity. Spicy flavour with notes of sweetness and fudge. Dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9906) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 First rating
(Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Gothenburg)
Served in a nice clay mug with 4 handles, made it hard to judge the appearance though... Tan head. Typical elgian scent. Sweet bitter and alcohol taste. Medium bitterness.

As "Keizer Karel Robijn Rood / Charles Quint Rouge Rubis"
(33 cl bottle labelled 8.5% ABV)
BB 29/09/07
On September 21, 2008
From a friend in Belgium.
Clear copper to dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, spicy, phenolic, fruity, also stable and some manure scent. SWeet, lactic, spicy, phenolic, strawberry taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

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