1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red) - Brouwerij Het Anker

Not Rated.
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

301 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 301
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 16
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2008

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 301 | Reviews: 140 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of torwart68
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of torwart94
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage at 52 degrees into tulip
Aroma of fruit
Head small (<2 cm, aggressive pour), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing – none
Body golden, clear
Flavor sweet, raisins and grapes, short lived; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip. 2011 vintage.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Rich, herbal, yeasty aroma that's a bit effervescent. Maybe some Belgian candi sugar plus some white wine-like notes.

T- Breaks onto the palate with some fruity yeast and a solid alcohol punch. Zesty, slightly sweet. A tad bit of oxidation is present but provides some balance to the intense flavors. Mild breadiness from the malt. Yeasty aftertaste.

M- Tangy and bright with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A nice score of a pre-aged bottle I found on the shelf. Not as incredible as the Blue but still mighty tasty.

Photo of dvanhandel
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lmaduells
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

2008 vintage.

Notes of metal and tar are unexpected in aroma. There's an estery profile of banana, clove, pear skin, and apple accompanying a fairly sweet dark fruit and caramel malt backbone. Notes of figs and dates become more pronounced as it warms. Flavor is exceedingly sweet initially, with caramel malt and treacle dominance. Luckily, esters of tart green apple and pear, along with sherry oxidation, counter and add complexity. Still fairly hot, with alcohol warmth lingering in the finish.figs and dates add depth as it warms. Fairly complex beer, which will probably continue to age well.

Photo of BeerBro108
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of stephens101
4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of okono
4.68/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Quafftastic
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of frontalot
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Law89
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of brugsbeertje
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Seabass1964
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of tbryan5
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2009 Vintage poured into tulip.

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of cottonkoozie
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%

2011 bottle
Golden haze color. Very sweet grain smell, but also a lot of spices as well. Cloves and peppery smell.

Flavor is very nice. Very sweet up front. Pepper comes through as well as the cloves and some cinnamon. The alcohol content is noticeable, but not overpowering at all. Spicy, dry finish. Excellent mouthfeel. Overall a very good beer.

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4/5  rDev -1.7%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red) from Brouwerij Het Anker
91 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.