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

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world-class

1,424 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,424
Reviews: 823
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 169
Gots: 186 | 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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gimmehead

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Note: 2003 vintage consumed 6/15/05

A rich, burgundy brown hued brew with a soft, sticky beige head that lasts forever and lovingly coats the glass. Smell is very sweet; candy sugar and buttery malts, cotton candy springs to mind. I just couldn't get enough of the aroma, I stuck my face in the chalice and breathed deeply for the better part of half an hour. It has a beautiful estery, vinous quality which fades to rich sweetness and hints of lush dark fruits. Amazing. If it tastes like it smells I'm afraid I'll weep. Nothing for it but to part lips and pour... sweet mercy, it does! Holding back sobs of joy I enjoy the soft vinous character, the ripe apples and cherries. The buttery malts and candy sugar are toned down a bit compared to the nose but still very flavorful. The finish is very winey and has a perfect alcohol warmth. The mouthfeel is perfect as well, thick and substantial with some soft carbonation tickle. Just right.

I have never reviewed a beer as a perfect 5 before, and I do so with some trepidation. How can a beer be perfect? Can it not be improved upon? Questions that I don't take lightly. The only answer I can come up with is that this is simply the best beer I've ever had. Every aspect was perfect in my mind: sweetness, fruityness well blended alcohol, etc. This is the standard to which I'll hold all Quads and Belgian Strong Darks to. The bar is set.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2005 01:23:29 | More by gimmehead
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CopeTech

California

5/5  rDev +16%

11-19-2011 23:27:43 | More by CopeTech
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MadeInOregon

California

5/5  rDev +16%

01-17-2014 19:23:15 | More by MadeInOregon
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16%

11-15-2011 00:01:45 | More by Elfastball7
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Hanzo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16%

03-01-2012 01:15:31 | More by Hanzo
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ales4baldo

California

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

P-Nice medival sketch with man on horse.

A-Poured it delicately because i wanted less head and more to drink! Pours a hazy dark wood brown. Head is soft and slowly goes away.

S-Just a rush of alcohol to the nostril. Tons of Belgian candy and yeast and malts. Cinnamon and stints of bourbon like.

T-Pure heaven. At first you get a nice heavy sweetness that slowly subdues behind the alcohol and then the malts and yeast rise in and fill nicely. Low carbonation and more flat but its perfect.

M-Feels really silky and smooth. Full bodied yet soft with beautiful notes of Belgian candy. Finishes clean and nice and makes you urge for another sip.

O-This is my favorite beer of all time and ive had many! Just a beautiful well rounded beer that has so much to offer.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 04:30:54 | More by ales4baldo
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16%

03-31-2012 01:38:52 | More by Lee_Hancock
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ILoveHead7968

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16%

01-22-2014 02:50:59 | More by ILoveHead7968
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squarebottle

California

5/5  rDev +16%

04-02-2012 04:04:21 | More by squarebottle
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16%

03-25-2013 12:26:37 | More by RedneckBeerz
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chugfest

New York

5/5  rDev +16%

08-12-2012 01:27:48 | More by chugfest
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IpeeA

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16%

11-15-2011 04:18:24 | More by IpeeA
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goalie33

New York

5/5  rDev +16%

11-17-2011 20:36:43 | More by goalie33
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16%

09-14-2012 19:35:44 | More by Garlicjosh
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Prost76

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16%

11-24-2013 22:13:58 | More by Prost76
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strangebrew321

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16%

01-12-2012 04:58:05 | More by strangebrew321
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JustABeerGuy

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16%

01-06-2013 18:57:11 | More by JustABeerGuy
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16%

03-17-2013 12:48:05 | More by grahamboudreaux
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grantino9

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16%

11-18-2011 00:05:37 | More by grantino9
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shick1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16%

11-21-2012 18:40:03 | More by shick1
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jeezie

California

5/5  rDev +16%

11-16-2011 02:55:46 | More by jeezie
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roywilliams

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16%

03-18-2013 17:47:28 | More by roywilliams
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BeerNutta

Australia

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2005 Vintage

A = Poured into chalice with a deep dark brown colour and thin foam head.

S = Sweet rich smell of prunes and blackcurrant with a hint of alcohol.

T = Big malt flavour. You can also taste prunes and sultanas. Slight bitter finish. So so slight. Delicious.

M = Medium bodied with a warming alcohol finish that leaves you warm and satisfied. Amazing

D = Very VERY drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 12:26:32 | More by BeerNutta
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

5/5  rDev +16%

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Philly82785

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(2008 bottle) Pours like a cola with a slight red tint; very minimal carbonation. Has a spicy taste that flows off the palate. The only beer that remotely resembles this one is the Delirium Noel for is spiciness.This has a fantastic lingering finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 17:06:34 | More by Philly82785
Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
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