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

Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue)Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue)

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Ratings: 1374
Reviews: 819
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.67%


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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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beerhandy

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 bottle..Duvel Tulip
Pours murky brown with a beige head that fades to a foam lace .As it warms it clears to a rich copper.

Aroma is of dark jaggery, alcohol and some fruitiness maybe liquid mincemeat

Taste is very sweet and rich with no hops. Dark candy sugar and lots of it. Hints of spiciness nutmeg maybe cinnamon it’s very subtle. Finishes sweet with a warming from the alcohol

Medium to full mouth feel its so full of residual sugar its hard to place
If you like sweet dark Belgians this is a keeper

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2005 23:55:27 | More by beerhandy
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meathookjones

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottled corked and caged with 2005 around the neck label. Dark and murky reddish brown with a quickly erupting tall light tan head. Great lacing was left as a tight cap of foam held together. Sweet ripe dark fruit really come on strong with a bit of caramel coating. Some mixed spices come out nicely as does a bit of yeast aroma. Big fruitiness starts off the flavor also with figs, raisins and plums covered with a bit of caramel and a light alcohol. Good spiciness and yeast flavor add to the complexity. Ends on a spicy sweet dark fruity note. Pretty thick body with a very creamy smooth texture to it, though I think a touch more thickness would be nice. Greatly drinkable as well. Overall a great fruity Belgian dark that is all around delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2005 21:03:18 | More by meathookjones
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egajdzis

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2002 Poured a hazy reddish brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma of apples, plums, cardamom, sweet caramel malt, chocolate, and some alcohol. Sweet malty, and spicy (cinnamon) taste with a dry, earthy finish. Light carbonation, and alcohol was noticed at the end.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2005 14:46:06 | More by egajdzis
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From a 2004 corked and caged brown 750 ml bottle, thanks in advance to Phyl21ca for the bottle.

Poured into a chalice a rich hazy brown, bright chestnut highlights on the nimbus, decent beige head with minimal retention, but does settle to a firm thin cap.

Strong aroma of rum-soaked raisins, sweet fig newtons, rich English toffee, mildly vinuous. There is a presence of sweet sponge-cake as well, a very sugary, bready character.

Holy living hell Batman, I'm not sure what the heck is in here, but I like it right from the start. Sweet off the top, like original date Turkish delight, rum raisins, toffee and caramel, dates and figs, buttery Belgian milk chocolate, rose water in the mix. The alcohol content is masterfully hidden. This is malt heaven, seriously. I can't remember tasting something so intense and fantastic in a very long time, and I'm only a half-dozen sips into this thing.

Smooth rich mouthfeel that tends to stick to the roof of the mouth after a while. Who the hell cares after a while given the intensity of the flavour?

Well-rounded all the way through, this stuff whips the pony's ass, I could easily revert back from my hop-head ways for more of this malty goodness, I never knew it was ever made so well. Exceptional in its execution of its flavour profile, a limited edition, but I hope they make more along this line in the future, this is the alpha and omega of fine malty Belgian goodness. I've had hits and misses regarding Carolus, but this reaches the top of the mountain and lets off a shower of fireworks as far as what they are capable of producing. A deep bow to Phyl21ca for the trade, he is a gentleman for his good taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2005 22:41:02 | More by IronDjinn
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medic25

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby red color, with very little of a head. Nose is quite sweet, very raisiny. First sip is overpowering with it's sweetness! Deliicious malty flavor, with a strong, rumcake-type of flavor that goes down very easily. For 11% ABV the alcohol flavor is masked quite well. The complexity of flavors definitely improves as the beer warms from the fridge. The sugary flavor also makes this beer quite drinkable, which is a little scary for something packing such a punch!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2005 02:26:41 | More by medic25
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phisig137

Virginia

4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is quite possibly the best beer I have ever consumed. Absolutly perfect in every way as far as I'm concerned. I had a couple bottles last year (2004), and I think that the 2005 is slightly better. I bought one bottle this year the first time I saw it, and it was so good that I went back the next day and purchased a whole case! (It comes in a really sweet wooden crate too)

Mouthfeel is exceptional, with flavors of dark dried fruits, caramel, and a slight hint of mocha. This beer hides it's alcohol exceptionally well, but still will warm you from the insides out. The aroma is dominated by sweet caramel, with hints or raisons and dates shining through. Head dissapates relatively quickly, but a fair amount of lacing remains. While most belgians (doubles, triples, any really) should be served mostly warm, I enjoy chilling this one, and letting it develop as it warms.

When I bought the twelve bottle case, I removed the heavy duty staples from the lid, and opened it to make sure that everything looked OK on the inside. I then used nails to re-seal the case, and don't plan on opening it for at LEAST 3 years. The info sheet I found inside the case lists the shelf life of this beer in a cellar as "10+ years". After tasting it, I plan to buy a full case every year, and to start a vertical tasting every year with some good friends.

Honestly though.... this beer is pure nirvana. I find it to be similar in flavor and character to Rochfort 12, but for some reason, I give the edge to the Cuvee Van De Keizer. Simply the best beer in the world. Unmatched in every category as far as I'm concerned!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2005 02:56:15 | More by phisig137
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BrewMaster

California

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2003 bottle that luckily had been forgotten in the back of my fridge since the day I purchased it.

Appearance: Dark brown, hazy, cola like color with a brownish tan head that has smooth sand look to it. Very good head retention and slippery lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Vinous, caramel, raisins, figs, and a very hearty and sweet malt flavor. The aroma on this beer is very appealing and much like an after dinner wine.

Taste: Lively and slightly floral maltiness with rich brown sugar, molasses, raw sugar, and an alcohol warmth to it. There is no alcohol flavor, just a light warmth. More fruity flavors emerge as the beer warms. Grapes and chocolate with a roasty and toasty component to the malt developing. There's a slight starchy/vegetable flavor towards the end. The ending is long and malty sweet with flutters of candy sugar. The aftertaste is surprisingly crisp wiht a saltine cracker like flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and velvety with a mild syrupy character. For all the sweetness in this beer it is still leaves a nice dry feeling on the palate.

Drinkability: Yes please. I wish I had forgotten a few more bottles of this in my fridge. This was excellent with a robust and well balanced flavor. Aging definately did this beer some good.

Notes: We paired this beer with some chocolates from Belgium including Galler Lait (bar), Cote D'or Lait with hazelnuts (bar), Callebaut Lait (bar), Demaret Lait bar, and Demaret Lait assorted pralines. The Galler bar was by far the best pairing with this beer but the Demaret chocolates (from Verviers) were the best all around chocolate and would go well with any beer that matches well with chocolate. I recommend pairing this beer with good Belgian chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2005 22:44:23 | More by BrewMaster
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DogFood11

California

4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is simply one of the greatest beer I've ever consumed. I was looking through the coolers at Naja's in Redondo Beach and was deciding between a saison and a grand cru. Jason the owner suggested this is a perfect nightcapper BOY WAS HE RIGHT!!! Pour is so silky just like the mouthfeel it curls its way around every taste bud. some chocolaty/fruity aroma's. A full flavored boquet ready for gobbling. I just about fell of my bar stool after the first drink I was so impressed (or buzzed). Nutty up front with a malty/rich body that finishes sweet/Fruity with a slight bitter cleansing. I don't know how they could improve this beer as it is fit for an emperor. I will now go on a quest to get one of my local stores to order a case for me. I will beg, barter, bribe.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2005 17:04:42 | More by DogFood11
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murrayswine

Arizona

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hunted thid one down for quite a bit, picked up a 4-pack of the 11.2's.

On opening the aroma was actually rather unattractive with a slightly musky smell mixed with loose citrus and toffee.

On pouring I was presented with a deep sienna colored body with a 1 1/2 inch head that leveled to a nice permanent lace.

The taste is slighly walnut with deep belgium chocolate and anise tart.

The mouth feel is perfect, the corect mix of bubbles and silk.

Overall an extremely drinkable beer that I highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2005 02:09:16 | More by murrayswine
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Sixpack595

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this must be the smallest 750ml bottle ever. It seems like I just cracked it and now its gone! Good sized cap of off white head and a dark burgundy body with good lacing. Sweet fruity aroma with just a touch of alcohol sneaking in. Flavor is sweet with dark fruits and little bitterness. Alcohol is noticable in effect, but not taste. Amazing. If it wasn't $9.50 a bottle I could drink this all night!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2005 07:53:08 | More by Sixpack595
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ypsifly

Michigan

4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Corked and caged 750 from the '05 vintage, poured into a chalice.

Deep brown with a light tan head that stays at two fingers for a while before it leaves thick foam inside the glass.

Spicy yeast, clove, coriander, lemon zest, toffee, figs, powdered sugar, leather and licorice. Just a touch of peppery alcohol underneath. Lots going on here....outstanding!

Figs, plums, licorice, holiday spices, earth, cloves, cookie dough, brown sugar, and a finish that starts out sweet but fades into slightly bitter with a dry aftertaste. Slight pepper at the end as well, but this is the closest flavor to alcohol that registers....WOW!!! This one earns a five, no doubt. So much going on here. The mouthfeel is full and velvety. Really glides over my tongue and seeks out every nook and cranny in my mouth without being chewy or leaving any syrup. 10% abv or not, I could drink this all night, but I would force myself to sip and savor.

I have a new favorite belgian. Do your soul a favor and get a bottle of this ASAFP!!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2005 04:37:12 | More by ypsifly
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battlekow

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Roman's Pub. Poured a very dark brown with a small off-white head. Smells like ripe, almost overripe fruit, cherries, and kind of like licorice. Also smells faintly spicy, and with a deep breath you can smell the 11% alcohol. Tastes intensely of Twizzlers licorice. The alcohol becomes more apparent as it warms. Very thick, coating mouthfeel. One of the most interesting beers I've ever had, and one of the best.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2005 20:22:58 | More by battlekow
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kegerator

Maryland

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

750ml bottle. All black with a black ribbon that states "Grand Cru of the Emperor" bottled in 2004 and 10% abv.
Pours a deep brown with a nice 1 inch head that sticks around and leaves good lacing. Aroma was faint at best but got stronger as it warmed. Aromas of plums and raisins with some wine like esters and slight alcohol in the background.
Taste was all malt, caramel, sweet, raisiny with hints of dried fruits. It was full bodied yet smooth and danced on the tongue slightly leaving a nice alcohol warmth in the stomach. Very nice beer indeed.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2005 14:43:26 | More by kegerator
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jakester

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a 750ml corked bottle bought at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. Had Jaargang 2004 at the top. It was marked 10% alcohol. I believe them! I reviewed this while drinking it.

Pours a (this was in a Corsendonk glass, sorry!) very slightly hazy deep mahagony/ruby red with a soft brown tint. The head is @one finger, tan colored, with medium sized bubbles. The head drops off to islands after @ 3 minutes. Some carbonation visible.

The smell is of prunes, raisins, musty earth, burnt sugar, gin? Alcohol is also there in the back.

The flavor of this is so smooth I don't know where to begin. Sweet, musty prunes, gin soaked raisins, a soft bittering to counter-act the intense maltiness/fruitiness, maybe a little white pepper? A good deal of alcohol is also prevalent. A long, lingering, brown sugar sweetness finishes the taste.

The mouthfeel should be called mouthful. Intense sweetness, a "peppy" level of carbonation, and a very long aftertaste make this an absolutely scrumptious beer.

As for drinkability, I think after a while, the sweetness would become cloying, and the alcohol would knock your dick in the dirt, but overall, a very fine brew! Kind of reminds me of Kasteel.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2005 19:20:27 | More by jakester
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a 750 ml brown bottle, corked and caged. 2002. Cellared at 60F. The label reads 8% alc by volume (although it may actually be a bit stronger).

The Grand Cru of the Emperor (Charles V) pours a clear dark chestnut brown body with ruby highlights beneath a frothy head of ivory foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves very nice, wide sheets of thin Brussels lace. Very nice!!!

The nose entices you to partake with notes of toffee; darkened brown sugar; sweet, crusty, honey-glazed bread; some dark fruit (mainly raisins); brandy; and a quick spritz of orange.

In the mouth it's delicately zesty on the tongue, and then quite creamy with a very fine, natural-carbonation and medium body.

The flavor offers a briliant, sugary mix of raisins and rich toffee with a hint of orange-chocolate in the background. The yeast also tosses in some mild bubblegum-like phenolics (sugar and clove-like spice) that turns it a touch candyish. Some herbal hops appear at the swallow and lend it an earthy, mineralish edge that helps to round out its candyish character. The bitterness is a touch limited as might be expected, but it punches through the malt midway, and there's enough there to keep it from becoming cloying in the long-lingering finish. The alcohol appears once it warms a bit, but keeps to the wings (except in the finish); and it actually adds a touch of spiciness that's welcome against the candyish malt.

Tasted side by side with a bottle of the Classic Carolus, this is clearly just a bumped up version of the standard that might include better malts (perhaps some Munch malts) and a longer, cooler fermentation and maturation period. They are very much the same beer, but this one is much more nicely done. It's thoroughly enjoyable, and as it can age at least 3 years, I'd highly suggests you grab a few bottles and pull one out during special occassions each year. I can easily see this working with a Thanksgiving dinner (before, during, or after), or as a toasting beer during the holiday season. It will work with numerous food pairings, including glazed pork chops, BBQ ribs, and char-grilled steak. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2005 23:51:09 | More by NeroFiddled
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pentathlete

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this on-tap at CAH and out of the bottle at least a half dozen times. Then I noticed, I've never reviewed it. So, with a steak fresh off the grill, I popped the cork on a bottle and enjoyed.

Pours the color of fine cognac with a large bubbly head, plenty of lacing, and fountains of carbonation. Nose is bread soaked dark fruits with some alcohol. Taste is a delicious blend of citrus, malt, raisins, cough syrup, and bing cherries. It's a beer sangria, only with a wonderfully full mouthfeel. This big beer goes down smoother than a lot of lighter brews. This is a personal favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2005 01:12:57 | More by pentathlete
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stjarnflikka

Sweden

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2004 edition

Pours a reddish, rather dark beer with practically no foam and just some carbonation. Theres some yeast droppings in there as well, as it should be that is ;)

Smell comes on faint of berries, dark sugar and somewhat sour. Clearly alcohol is there along with some malts and a faint hop character. Reminds a lot of wine with its fruity and alcoholic head.

Hits palatte somwhat sour. Strong alcohol with tobacco, great big fruits (oranges, melon) and a nice sweetness. More sugar in here with a somewhat burnt tone. Ends strong with lots of fruit, some yeast and a hint of bitterness. Very well balanced and intriguing, fairly complex also and a really fruity drink.

Nice beer that certainly made a great choice after dinner. Fairly complex and alcoholic, nice brew either way you look at it.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2005 15:49:59 | More by stjarnflikka
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taez555

Massachusetts

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

2004 edition, 750ml

This beer poured a thick white/tan head with a ruby and brown body.

The nose was a mix of raisins, phenols, dark fruits, sugar, alcohol, caramel, brown sugar, dark pears, dark cooked fruits and faint chocolate. This is one of those noses you could just sit and smell for hours without even taking a sip. Really quite something.

The taste was medium to full bodied. Alcohol, ripe fruits, raisins, plums, some pear, caramel, brown sugar and phenols. Very mellow and well balanced from start to finish. It already has mellowed touch. Very sugary with a non-spicy black pepper sort of taste. The carbonation level is very light and fine.

What a rich rich beer. Reminded me of eating a rich chocolate cake. Very yummy and a beer I wouldn’t hesitate substituting for or including with a rich dessert.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2005 07:37:17 | More by taez555
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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle states 2004, 10% alc, and Grand Cru of the Emperor. When I popped the 750ml bottle which was caged and corked, it immediately started to foam out the top. I lost a couple of ounces.

Pours out a cloudy dark brown with a small head that seems to be building. The smell is superb. Reminds me of Ommegang. Chocolate, raisins and figs come through. Solid malt and brown sugar as well.

Taste is a bit sweeter than I expected. At least in the beginning. The middle and end give way to more of the chocolate and sugar as well as a slight alcohol note. Overall a wonderful beer. I would love to try any of their other beers as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2005 21:55:22 | More by CharlesRiver
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MrSeth

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color, poured into a chalice [thanks Nick] with a small, but hearty tan head. Huge tan rings of suds around the glass. A thin layer of velvety suds stays the duration and leaves lots of lace all over.

Wonderful aromas drift toward me before I even go to smell it.. fresh and dried fruits, dates, marzipan, red licorice.. oh, the list goes on!! It's is not everyday that you find an ale with a nose this grand.

Medium bodied, wet mouthfeel with full flavor.. taste is dates and red licorice, maraschino cherries, with a toasted malty back that balances out the candy with cereal flavors. The alcohol comes out as the ale warms and hits right at the end, POW! giving a nice twist to an already amazing balance. I'm told that you can get quite carried away with this ale, and I can see why!

Total Respect.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2005 04:29:49 | More by MrSeth
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ommegangpbr

New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 vintage poured into a chalice. The label says Grand Cru of the Emperor as opposed to the french translation. The percent by volume also says 10% as opposed to 11% which both this site and the brewery's official site list. Perhaps this was brewed specifically for the American marketplace?
Pours with a moderate head and is opaque deep deep red so that it's almost black; appears ruby red when held to the light.
Smells very much like quadruples I've had (this probably qualifies as one), and specifically reminds me of Three Philosophers by Ommegang.
The flavor profile is also like the afformentioned- dark fruit flavors, most noteabley prunes, raisins and dark, dark cherries. Very deep, dark and rich flavors, with a sweet malty mouthfeel and taste; similar to a dopplebock in finish with that lingering sweetness.
Alcohol is very well hidden in the taste but makes itself known through a warming of the cheeks.
Definately worth a try. I payed $9 for the 750mL bottle and I'd consider doing it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2005 00:17:24 | More by ommegangpbr
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Shultzerdugen

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clouded reddish brown with tan froth.

Fruity esters in the smell, along with caramel and toffee from the malts. Alcohol is well hidden considering.

Medium, lightly grainy mouthfeel with generous carbonation. Tart fruits and sweet malts fade into a dry finish. Alcohol becomes apparent with a warming in the breadbasket and a bite in the back of the mouth.

Not too shabby at all. A beer worth looking up again for this dude.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2005 03:27:30 | More by Shultzerdugen
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ChrisBowers

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent strong dark ale. Poured from a 750ml into a goblet. 2005 vintage. Nice, lasting head. Aromas of fruit, some spiciness. Taste is quite intense and complex. Pretty sweet, rich, malty, some ripe fruits, spices and alcohol are present. A touch of port wine perhaps also. Mouthfeel is full and rich. Drinkability is limited only by the intensity and alcohol content. I feel as though this beer could benefit from some signifiant cellaring to mellow the beer and make it a bit more subtle. Still, an excellent beer when fresh. Drink some now, save some for later.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2005 14:41:48 | More by ChrisBowers
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dgallina

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml 2004 edition. Sampled April 2005. Pours a deep cloudy brown with small tan head which diminishes quickly and leaves light lace. Smells of sweet candi malts, dark fruit, and vinous alcohols. Tastes quite sweet. Lots of sticky malt sweetness on aged, port wine-like base. Slightly dry and yeasty finish. Quite syrupy in the mouth, with only a slight prickle of carbonation. Not a bad beer by any means, but too sweet for my palate and lacking any significant layers of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2005 01:23:09 | More by dgallina
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now this is waht I call a beer. Absolutely wonderful. It poured a nice ruby color with a fizzy beige head. The smell was of caramel and wood. The flavor provided incredible complexity yet wonderful balance. Wood, caramel, fruit, and so much more combine into one of the better tasting beers I've ever had. You absolutely have to try this.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2005 21:44:55 | More by santoslhalper
Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
96 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.