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Charles Quint Rouge/Keizer Karel Robijn - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dogfooddog on 10-20-2006)
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Reviews by PapaEugene:
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer tasting session with RvDoorn

A: Amber color with a similar head that dissapears fast.

S: First thing that came to my mind was mint/eucalyptus. Hops and red fruits. Some citrus terpenes.

T: A more fruity variety of Leffe Dubbel. No mint taste as suggested by the smell.

M: Medium carbonation and a nice smooth drink. Slightly bitter aftertaste

D: Very drinkable, but nothing original here. Leffe association stays up.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 15:18:18 | More by PapaEugene
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Portugal

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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12-10-2013 18:56:36 | More by byronic
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desint

Belgium

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-03-2013 18:30:38 | More by desint
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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Drab1ne


3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark Brown Burgundy Shade.

Delicate nose but the aromas are there if you wait a while.

The head really drops off and it didn't rise like a number of the Belgian brews do.

It's not harsh on the aftertaste and has a nutty sort of fruit cake like taste a bit like a sweet pudding.

I don't mind it often you'll get a heavy alcoholic beer but the alcohol content overweights the flavour.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 09:18:11 | More by Drab1ne
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heygeebee

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2012 10:56:36 | More by heygeebee
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JimDH

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-10-2012 11:38:54 | More by JimDH
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samEBC

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-22-2012 17:54:24 | More by samEBC
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educorgan

Portugal

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-19-2012 22:01:17 | More by educorgan
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-03-2012 02:16:36 | More by whartontallboy
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-29-2011 19:43:52 | More by rekel
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jhtipton

Spain

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Less than six bucks for a 750 ml bottle. Pours a deep red into my stemmed glass. Nice one inch head over the top but not dripping. Very thick foam with ridges. Smells like ripe pears and cranberries with the esters coming through. Taste is pretty good but the alcohol overtakes the dark fruits malts and yeast. Mouth fell is fine fairly medium and the head hangs around. Overall a decent amber strong Belgian but not as complex as some other ones that are out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 15:45:16 | More by jhtipton
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in its own chalice

A: Deep reddish brown color with a big and aired beige head which dissipates quickly leaving some lacings
S: Very fruity. Reminded me grapes, mainly. Bready. Caramel malts. Belgium yeasts and spices. Alcohol can be also felt in the end
T: Sweet upfront. Like the nose: Notes of grapes and dark fruits. Caramel malts, oak, Belgium yeasts and alcohol in the end. Discreet bitterness
M: Heavy body and low carbonation. Discreet bitterness and alcoholic end
D: Good but a bit heavy

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 11:37:41 | More by eduardolinhalis
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Keizer Karel onsale at my local liqorstore, together with it's blond buddy, for 0.5 euro per 33 cl bottle. That's cheap for strong ale :).
I hope it's worth it.

Look is reddish brown, with creamy full head
Smell is bready and malty, for a dark ale. Also a bit of fruits, but not much from the orange peel that's announced on the label.
Taste is bittersweet and also roasted sugar, with a spicy bite.
Finish is a bit dry.

This beer is ok, but not so special. Lets say: in this style there are so many fine examples of brewing, I'm afraid this particular Keizer is in over his head.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 13:15:04 | More by RuudJH
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty much like the description says. Poured with a fine foamy frothy very light tan head that lasts a bit and lots of lace. Color is a clear chestnut. Aroma is very mild with ripe dark fruits, malt, a tiny bit roasty, Flavor's the same but sweetness comes out more. Body's a touch on the thin side. Carbonation's ok. Finish is like flavor and of medium lenght. Ok beer, nothing too special. Booze doesnt' come out too strong. Too strong for a session.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 20:46:45 | More by drpimento
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fruity in the nose rather strange that recalls both the grape and black raspberry subtle. The palate is spicy and pungent as the Charles V. Golden Blonde, it also tasted malts and roasted orange peel, but the mouth is unfortunately below the predictions olfactory flavorings.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2010 20:26:56 | More by ThaCreep
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endovelico

Portugal

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.33 Liter bottle. Poured into dimpled stein. Taken from notes. Reviewed on 11-10-09. Medium low natural light. Served cold.

Appearance: Pours a mahogany brew, which is see-through but not entirely clear. A decent white head emerges, which holds very well in the form of a thick cap. No floaties.

Aroma: Condition is OK. The aroma is of mild strength with notes of cocoa, herbs, grapes, cinnamon and a bit of alcohol/Fusels.

Taste: Typical Dubbel character with notes of raisins, sweet chocolate, some roastiness and some spiciness. Not overly complex or "deep". Very average in fact.

Palate: Low to medium low bitterness with medium body and medium low carbonation. Finishes sweet but the flavour dies off immediately. No long lasting aftertaste.

Drinkability: Great Price quality ratio. Its a bit warm which was taken into consideration and fits the style, eventhough one could just as easily label it a Dubbel. My quarrel with this beer though is that, it doesn't have an extraordinarily bold character or a uniqueness to it to warrant higher mark.

Is it a bad beer? Not at all, its a great beer. Some flaws here and there which might even be perceived as strong points by others however its a somewhat underwhelming beer when you have it up against the great beers of this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 19:16:12 | More by endovelico
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Here's a sweet, bready, Belgian brew...and quite an enjoyable one. It's a deep reddish brown color with a towering tan head. The smell is of dark bread, orange peel, toffee, pepper, and caramelized sugars. It's a very malty beer, with a little yeast and a lot of fruitiness. Fairly full in body, with a lot of phenols to accompany the sweetness. Not much of a hop presence, except for a solid bitterness at the finish. The beer hides it's booze very well, except for a creeping warming sensation. All in all, this is a very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 17:40:27 | More by Suds
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was the fourth beer of my beer drinking session last evening with BA member PapaEugene. Poured into an Urthel glass. The beers pours a dark, red-brown color with a very small ruby-colored head that disappears fast.

The scent like spicy herbs, hops and some hints of red fruits

The taste is sweet caramel, again some red fruits, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The alcohol taste was too strong. Almost like the brewers added pure ethanol just before bottling.

The mouthfeel is light and smooth. Medium low carbonation.

Overall a nice beer, it reminds me a bit of Leffe brune, only more spicy and a more bitter aftertaste. Maybe I will have it again in the future, but only if nothing better is available...

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 11:40:22 | More by rvdoorn
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ordered a bottle in Ghent and if was a pleasant surprise. Reminds me a bit of Chimay Blue. The fruit and spice combination is simlar with bit raisin and date flavors followed by subtle pepper and spice. This beer, however, is weighted more heavily on the fruit, but I imagine they both use similar yeast and a similar amount of adjunct sugar. Worth a try if you see it on a menu.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2009 00:02:47 | More by tempest
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atis

Finland

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never heard of this one before, just thought my shopping cart is too empty and I liked the label. Very pleasant suprise.

Colour is very dark amber with brownish head and solid lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet malty orange. Taste is slightly bittery in the beginning with mild roasted/caramel malts, some hints of cherry as well; almost no alcohol can be felt despite 8,5 ABV. Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

I really fell in love with this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 06:23:20 | More by atis
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Charles Quint Rouge/Keizer Karel Robijn from Brouwerij Haacht NV
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