Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red) | Brouwerij Het Anker

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Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
341
Reviews:
150
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
60
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 341 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of barknee
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Just grabbed the last of two bottles at a local vendor of the 2013 vintage. I wrote a review of the Blauw (blue) variety of this limited edition vintage production a few years ago, and it remains the finest beer I have ever consumed. The Rood pours a slightly hazy 10 k gold with a massive fluffy meringue-like head.
The mouthfeel is simply liquid velvet; moderately bitter and slightly tart, the ample sugars balance this farmhouse style perfectly. The nose is balanced though somewhat understated, as soft tones of coriander and beet sugars gently rise from the glass.
Interestingly, I noticed some debris floating around the edge of the glass at the surface. Thinking it was some cork particles that had broken off, I pulled them out with my Finger. Turned out to be some barley hulls that were never fined or filtered. After reading a report on plastic particles found in 24 sampled varieties of German beer, I don't feel all that unfortunate.
A lighter and less bold Van De Keizer than the incomparable Blauw brown ale, we could consider this variant as the little sister; she rocks nonetheless.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxPowers
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oysbot
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RuudJH
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking golden, good carbonation, a bit soapy head though.
Smell of grain. Something hints towards sweet fruit.
Taste is strong bittersweet malt.
Quite boozy, more than I expected. Flavour doesn't totally cover the alcohol, which is a pitty.
Overall, this beer is powerfull and not easy. A bit rough, but very decent.

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Photo of teddibrewski
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 0x4a64
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Neorebel
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood pours a hazy straw color with a very high puffy white head of foam. As this 2015 review is for a 2009 bottle, I was surprised at how much carbonation was still present in the beverage. The aroma is malty, containing apple, grape, and maple syrup elements as well. Flavor-wise, I got more yeast than the aroma suggests, with plum and grape esters. The finish was so malty, it was not unlike eating 'whoppers' malted milk balls. Also, it had one of the most 'bready' mouth feels I have ever experienced. Not a bad thing. Overall, a fairly unique Strong Pale Ale that has aged very well.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gr0g
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of torwart68
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of torwart94
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage at 52 degrees into tulip
Aroma of fruit
Head small (<2 cm, aggressive pour), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing – none
Body golden, clear
Flavor sweet, raisins and grapes, short lived; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip. 2011 vintage.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Rich, herbal, yeasty aroma that's a bit effervescent. Maybe some Belgian candi sugar plus some white wine-like notes.

T- Breaks onto the palate with some fruity yeast and a solid alcohol punch. Zesty, slightly sweet. A tad bit of oxidation is present but provides some balance to the intense flavors. Mild breadiness from the malt. Yeasty aftertaste.

M- Tangy and bright with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A nice score of a pre-aged bottle I found on the shelf. Not as incredible as the Blue but still mighty tasty.

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Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red) from Brouwerij Het Anker
4.03 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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