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

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1,577 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,577
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 189
Gots: 239 | FT: 15
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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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Tulip glass.

A: Pours a cola-like brownish, kind of dull, with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Excellent retention but minimal lacing.

S: Primarily dark fruit: currant, raisin, some black cherry.

T: Rich, fruity malt with prominent notes of dark fruit, esp. blackcurrant, a touch of oxidized character like you’d get from a sherry (odd since this is not aged?), with a moderate-high sweetness.

M: Creamy mouthfeel, per the style, with medium high carbonation on a medium body. Hides the alcohol extremely well.

O: A well constructed ale, but it’s a style I don’t really know what to do with it, being super fruity, sweet, and high alcohol. I don’t partciularly feel like drinking it on its own, but I could see it pairing well with some beef stew or other dark meat dish.

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Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
96 out of 100 based on 1,577 ratings.