Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red) - Brouwerij Het Anker
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4.14/5 rDev +1.7%
Received as a gift in Dec 2012, this 2009 vintage was poured into a large tulip.
I had no idea what to expect from this beer...obviously aged....
Appearance - kind of a dark straw color with a couple fingers of white head that would not go away. Slightly hazy which I though remarkable for a four year old beer.
Aroma - yeasty spiciness of clove but a lot of tropical fruit notes. Mango and pineapple. A hint of bubblegum. Light malt aroma, some caramel sweetness in the aroma. Thought there were some floral notes as well.
Taste - this took a while to grow on me. First sip was "what have I gotten into", then it started to unfold. Clear, clean malt background with slight spice flavors over the top. I got a tropical fruit blend - mainly mango and pineapple, but also a touch of apple as well. Very fruity, but a bit ambiguous. Definite sweetness in the cotton candy sense. Once it opened up and warmed up it was amazing. The alcohol was definitely present, but did not seem excessive. There was a little kick from the clove notes - just enough to know it is there.
Mouthfeel - medium bodied leaning towards heavy. Thick but not cloying feel for me. A very slight tingle from the alcohol which might have balanced off the lingering sweetness. There is a lot of "taste" remaining after the swallow - things lingered and added to the enjoyment.
Overall it took a while for this to make sense to me. It is complex and I spent a lot of time trying to unravel what was going on. Maybe too much...but an enjoyable beer that I would drink again. One to savor and linger over.
12-27-2013 01:06:54 | More by LeRose
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a five+ finger white pillowy head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Light cloudy amber color. Light citric nose. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is citrus, some sweetness, smooth, clean finish. $5.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.
12-10-2013 23:26:21 | More by jdhilt
4/5 rDev -1.7%
750mL 2013 bottle poured into my lost abbey stemware glass
Golden straw color with a 2 finger white head that stays there for ever
Aroma is spicy, sweet , lots of fruit, flowers, apricots and subtle yeast.
Taste is sweet, caramel, spice, and apricots , banana , Sweet Hints of rum , brown sugar, yeast and raisins.
Nice crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation is really great , No alcohol tatste at all , and this is a 10% abv beer , very well done !
The sweetness dictates that this beer be sipped slowly and savored. For me this is a very good dessert beer !
09-22-2013 06:43:25 | More by beerpirates
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red) from Brouwerij Het Anker
91 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.