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

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1,436 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,436
Reviews: 823
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 177
Gots: 191 | FT: 12
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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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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-25-2014 03:01:24 | More by bostonryan
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mrcraft

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-22-2014 22:00:00 | More by mrcraft
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backslide311

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-22-2014 15:38:07 | More by backslide311
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ahommell

Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Tulip Glass from 750 ML Bottle. 2012 Bottle

A: Deep brown that, under light, turns a deep orangish hue. White to off white small bubbled head. It sticks around for quite a while. Lacing throughout.

S: Belgian yeast. Dark fruits. Cherries. Very light hops... smooth and mellow.

T: Surprisingly sweet. But... FANTASTIC. Cherries, prunes, elderflower. Belgian yeast. Can't find the 11% alcohol at all. Some sips... I wonder if I am tasting a sweet/sour wine.

M: Medium to light body. Hard to believe it is so light for the amount of materials to make style/alcohol.

O: This is very tasty. I have read some great reviews saying I should age longer... I would agree. I think this is fantastic brew, but slightly green. 2 years are just not enough to really pull the flavors that other reviewers are finding.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 03:26:46 | More by ahommell
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Obrienpen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-20-2014 20:05:30 | More by Obrienpen
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

06-17-2014 23:29:59 | More by outoffocus
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PursuitOfHoppiness

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-17-2014 02:52:19 | More by PursuitOfHoppiness
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the 2011 bottle aged for nearly 4 years

This one pours a very dark brown with a reddish tinge to it and has a very delicate long lived head that leaves good lacing down the glass. The appearance of this beer for this style is spot on perfect.

The smell is quite fruity and spicy with notes of bread, caramel, coriander, grass, plums and a tinge of hops.

The taste is sublime and delicate. The beer is rich and lasting in flavors that coats the palate in bliss and finishes clean.

Overall it is a near perfect beer, the alcohol was a bit pronounced, beyond that it is as close to perfect as you can get without being totally perfect.

The recommendation on this one it to age it for at least 4 years, we had a special occasion and had it 6 months early.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 22:03:35 | More by AtrumAnimus
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-14-2014 14:47:39 | More by kingjohnh
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Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-14-2014 05:48:57 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13%

06-09-2014 18:27:17 | More by anticipation23
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gator79

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-05-2014 23:13:40 | More by gator79
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: dark ruby liquid, brown highlights, subtle haze... 1"+ of cappuccino-like foam, holds then fades in ~3 min... webby lace

S: dark grape, brown sugar, hint of alcohol, ripe raisin... fairly bold and intense aromas

T: gloriously-balanced, extra-rich, creamy caramel and dark, vinous fruits (concord grape, raisin, maybe even date)... malty as hell... moderately red wine like alcohol in the finish

M: super-luscious, plump-round, silky body backed by a dangerously subdued booze... the body may be too full, the booze too well-hidden (it'd be nice to have a little more exposed kick)... supreme decadence for malt-heads, like myself

O: that chick wasn't kidding - this is a real treat - she hoards this stuff like its a vaccine for the plague, always informs me that we are close to being out of stock... there seems to be a new case in every week, so I pay no mind... this may very well be in the top 3 of quintessential Belgian "strong dark" ales one must try - one to measure the style's greatness by

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 18:44:23 | More by Bouleboubier
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emalc

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-01-2014 19:37:05 | More by emalc
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-01-2014 16:42:29 | More by bigred89
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-31-2014 04:06:55 | More by thebigredone
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-29-2014 01:00:46 | More by warmbier804
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mtrog313

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-28-2014 18:36:29 | More by mtrog313
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sk4p

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16%

05-25-2014 23:15:52 | More by sk4p
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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-24-2014 07:12:19 | More by zenithberwyn
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-17-2014 02:41:36 | More by Bier4all
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-16-2014 22:59:07 | More by jcugafsu
Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
96 out of 100 based on 1,436 ratings.