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

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Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 12
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2008)
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4.88/5  rDev +19.9%

Poured this into a Duvel goblet. Very pretty, deep golden; a bit cloudy because I gave a gentle turn on the counter before opening.

First smelled and tasted ice cold and I was immediately impressed but decided it had to be drunk at 50-55 degrees because the nose spoke of great complexity: apples, spice and herbs.

Mouth feel is delightful; soft and creamy, not too effervescent.

Taste: stunning; one of the most beautiful beers I've ever tasted. Floral hops, great citrus notes but what really hit me are the tropical fruits and fine herbs. I am a Belgian freak and this one has recently joined my favorites.

02-20-2010 02:36:06 | More by beeronesse
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4.85/5  rDev +19.2%

2009 vintage, sampled in August 2012

LOOK- Hazy golden with a huge, billowing, bright white saison-esque head and effervescent carbonation, visible legs

AROMA- candied fruit, honey, rich pils malty sweetness, spicy phenols, perfumy but no alcohol, lovely herbal tone..licorice..? fresh cupcakes...all intense..absolutelly mouthwatering..

FLAVOR- Wow. I have never tasted anything quite like this. Creamy with cake-like sweetness rounded out with stone fruit, cherry, vanilla, spice,...moderate hop bitterness keeps things grounded though no real identifiable hop character. Very refined and soft clove, anise, fennel, maybe even a wisp of coriander?...just an awesomely complex mix of botanical characters peeking out in the finish. Which is btw very clean. Alcohol gives just the softest touch of warmth. This beer is serious.

MOUTH FEEL- Medium-full, well carbonated, and creamy creamy creamy.

OVERALL- This was a fantastic beer that really made me re-think the style. Has almost nothing in common with the "Devil" beers. Popped it open because the brewery reccomends aging no more than 3 years but I think it could go longer.

08-27-2012 03:06:37 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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4.85/5  rDev +19.2%

Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a nice big pure white foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of apricot and peach ester is just incredible and must admit that not many brewery can get this much from their yeast. Taste is very smooth with no signs of alcohol and fruity esters are very well balanced with some sweet Belgian malt. Light floral hops are also noticeable. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no alcohol was discernable. Another winner from a top Belgian brewery that I have some a tendency to forget about.

03-15-2009 03:08:31 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.83/5  rDev +18.7%

What an amazing beer! It pours a great pure golden color with a pure white foamy head that explodes once it hits your glass. The nose on this was absolutley fantastic, I could hardly stop smelling this long enough to take a sip. You pick some great spice notes on the nose along with a sense of tropical fruit. The palate fantastic with flavors of orange zest, and baking spices that are immediatley noticable with some notes of caramel, anise and corriander coming through in the mid-palate.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Poured from 2008 bottle into my Delirium Tremmens glass

A - hazy golden w/ massive 3 finger(and growing out of the glass!) frothy head w/ excellent retention.

S - apples, pears, over-rippened bananas and some peppery spice w/ a light hop aroma.this is gonna be good!

T - this is a very complex beer. it's hard to note all of the flavors. but overall it achieves a beatiful balance of fruity esters(as earlier mentioned in the nose), belgian spice and just the right amount of hops to hide the alcohol and finish beautifuly dry.

MF - very highly and coarsely carbonated. light and fizzy in the tongue

D - goes down surprisingly easy dispite it being a 10% beast. 750ml is the perfect nightcap. I will seek this one out again. amazing!

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4.7/5  rDev +15.5%

bottled in 2009 and tasted on 2/21/2013

A: Golden, yet looks murky (reddish/brownish)and has large carbonation. with white head.

S: smell somewhat skunky, lost of cherries, raisins, pineapples, and toasty

T: notes of grapefruit/citrus, cherries, its sweet yet has mellowing bitterness

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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%

2008 vintage, 750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A = Clear golden yellow with bone white frothy head, very good retention, as head settles it goes slowly from foam to large bubbles leaving intricate spidery lacing. Good steady carbonation consisting of small bubbles.

S = Sweet Belgian candy, like spun sugar with tart fruit or berries extract, some earthy yeast smells.

T = Sweet candy up front, light bitterness appears mid-palate and toward the back of the mouth is some cream which appears but then quickly gives way to the bitterness again.

M = Very fine bubbles like good champagne tickle the mouth and coats it well. Some light alcohol burn contributes positively as well.

D = This one is a very good drinker even with the high and noticeable ABV.

10-21-2008 23:43:11 | More by Traquairlover
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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%

Had this beer on draft at the Dive Bar in Worcester a few days ago. I was dreaming about it all day today to the point that I went back and had another at 17:30 today!! (opening) Its a light blonde in color but the flavor is big...exactly what Id expect from a Carolus big blonde. A bit of a pleasant bite at the end. I dont think the 10% really comes through. Im sipping a 2005 cuvee van de Keizer blue right now...just to pay respect to this anniversary beer!!

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