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


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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Rood is a strong blond beer that was launched in 2008 on the occasion of "10 years Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw". However, it contains more types of malt and 3 different kinds of herbs are added during the brewing process. Its bright golden color, high alcohol percentage and full and well-balanced taste make this ale a genuine source of vitality and power which will please even the most critical connoisseur. For ideal savoring, gently pour out in one fluent movement, at a temperature of 7-8° C (45-46°F). Proudly poured it is savored with respect. Those who like a refreshing, heavy and somewhat spicy beer, choose this blonde ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 31, 2016
75cl corked and caged bottle shared at George pub. 2015 vintage. Can’t believe I never rated this one. It pours a clean golden color with a large white head. Aroma is sweet estery yeasty with notes of caramel, toffee, melon, apricots and light vanilla. Taste is also sweet with more Belgian yest esters, melon, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, I think some age could dry this out and mellow it a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerGantzel (410) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2016
Aroma of malt, fruits and herbs. Semi-clear golden appearance with a white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Strong in the taste. Average soft carbonation and full body. Very tasteful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (370) - BRAZIL - DEC 4, 2016
Cor dourada com tonalidade alaranjada, um pouco turva, quase sem brilho. Espuma branca de baixa formação e baixa persistência com pouco lacing. Aroma de frutas cristalizadas e ameixa; presença também de .... Sabor inicial seguindo o aroma com meio com leve toque de canela e final alcoólico e picante com leve amargor; persistente retrogosto picante e alcoólico que aquece a boca. Corpo médio/alto com carbonatação média/alta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (1015) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2016
2015 edition. Pale slightly cloudy yellow with lots of carbonation and long lasting head. A little funk, spicy hops on the nose. Fruity bubblegum yeast quite sweet all around, light and some sweet honey booze. Pretty cool but quite boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4562) - Sofia, BULGARIA - NOV 23, 2016
Why you gotta be so Rood? Bottle from Cork 57 in Bethesda, jaargang 2014. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a large, lasting white head. The aroma is great, quite complex. Yeasty with honey, sugar, spice (clove, coriander), fruity banana/pear/apple esters, herbal notes. Sweet sugar/candy malt base, quite yeast and fruity with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Medium-plus body, some slight body heat, lively carbonation. Very good beer. Can’t believe I hadn’t ticked this until now, but guess what. Now I’ve ticked it. How about them apples?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2016
0.75 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is yellow or very pale with a great head and bubbles. Aroma is like a chewing gum with a fruit flavour. Taste may have that too, but it is lurking behind a very spicy flavour. Label does not state the spice used, but in my mouth it felt like cinnamon and cardamon. Oh, it’s Christmas again. Actually, this could be great as a Christmas beer - not with food but before that as an appetizer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4733) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Draft at BitterCreek. Ale Holden with soft wispy head, streaky lacing. Straight forward malty aroma, taste turns sweet, butter, toffee, butterscotch. Slick and smooth. No sign of the 10% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle @cgarvieuk. April Not So Fools Tasting 2014 [Rating Backlog April 2014] Pours golden with a big fluffy white head which goes almost straight away. Nose is fruity and floral. Taste is yeasty, bread dough/cake mixture, slight spices, raisins, slightly salty, slight floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jampura (175) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2016
Voi Luoja! Tää on herkkua! Hedelmäinen, kirkas ja heleä maku. Kaunis ja makea. 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2694) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2016
LOL well, that was a surprise. 2012 bottle. I didn’t realize there was another Van De Keizer beer and when it poured a slightly hazy golden amber color (instead of near black) with a moderate sized tan head (nice lace and retention) I knew something was, well, different. Yeasty aroma with notes of lighter fruit, lightly herbal, light alcohol. Medium to full body, fairly delicate for the punch it’s packing.

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