Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) - Brouwerij Het Anker
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4.15/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 750ml, caged and corked. “Jaargang 2004” bottle here. 10% ABV. Cork came off easily with a loud “pop”. Very effervescent, would have gushed out of the bottle if I didn’t have my glass ready.
Appearance: Large tan head, poor retention probably due to the high alcohol. Dark amber color with a ruby tinge.
Aroma: Extremely fruity, plums, raisins, cherries, figs. Sweet hints of alcohol, molasses and honey. Very sweet smelling beer with a lot of malt.
Taste: Upfront sweet malty body, with caramel, raisins, figs, fruity esters, and a spicy alcoholic warmth. Not hot or solventy, but very smooth and refined. The phenols have really mellowed out as well. Caramel and raisins stay on the palate in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Body on the thin side, but probably due to the high alcohol content.
Notes: Incredibly nice beer. Although now it is 4 years old and all the hops are gone, it still has a good balance, though now slightly leaning towards the malt. The beer is sweet and very dessert like, but it’s not cloying. Dangerously easy drinking for 10%.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2008 01:22:32 | More by dauss
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