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Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Ratings: 1,421
Reviews: 823
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 168
Gots: 184 | FT: 11
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2002)
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jdklks

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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a really a nice looking beer. looks a lot like an english barleywine. deep, transparent mahogony amber color with a nicely brownish-tan head that lingers for a good amount of time. The smell is also great. Lots of sugars. burnt caramel, brown sugar, roasted toffee, figs, maybe even some chocolate, and a slightly sweet spiceyness reminiscent of mexican candy. a bit of belgian yeastiness.

Great taste too. a little overwhelming on the sweetness, but definitely good. orange dipped in alcohol. Up front is a lot of burnt brown sugar and caramel. Fruitiness through the middle, especially figs, green apple, and some orange sweetness. The finish is alcohol and toffee. Overall, very good, a little too sweet.

The mouthfeel is lighter than I want it to be, and if it weren't for the sweetness this would help the drinkability. However, the sweetness is a big issue here, and I have to take away drinkability points accordingly.

Overall a great beer. I'm glad I picked it up and will definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 05:53:19 | More by jdklks
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S: Belgian yeast. Dark fruits. Cherries. Very light hops... smooth and mellow.

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Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
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