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

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1,561 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 836
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 185
Gots: 235 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2002)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at just above room temp in a goblet glass.

Pour produces a very dark mahogany colored brew. The mountainous head holds and holds and holds. Lacing is evident on all sides of the glass. This is looking very good indeed.

Nose is absolutely huge with sweet maltiness, mostly dark fruit, macerated cherries and a bit of fusel alcohol.

Taste is an intense version of the nose. The malty sweetness comes through, almost, but not quite up to, the level of being cloying. Again, dark fruit and port soaked cherries are the main flavors I'm getting. Other flavors are in there, at a complexity level which boggles the mind. Mouthfeel is medium full, and smooth, despite some fusel notes.

This is definitely a brew to seek out. An excellent apparatiff, or after dinner drink. This brew pretty much epitomizes the Strong Dark Belgian.

This is readily available where I live. If you've not tried it, its definitely worth a look.

Na Zdravje!

cooncat, Oct 14, 2009
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Vintage

Poured into Duvel glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of beige tan head. Color is a ruby hued copper. Very appealing color.

Aroma: Sweet caramel, dark dried fruits, raisins, molasses, apples. Big malty aroma. Caramel apples.

Taste: Rich and malty. Sweet. Caramel, raisins, toffee, dark dried fruits, more raisins. Booze showing. Then grapes and apples in the background. Lots of solid flavors.

Mouthfeel: Sweet, creamy, and a bit warming. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with some spice notes, booze showing, and a bit of dryness.

Overall, a very well done BSDA. Lots of good flavors. A sipper at such a big beer, but I do like it. Fairly drinkable. This is a beer that you need to be in the mood for big time.

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Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
96 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.