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
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of LeRose
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received as a gift in Dec 2012, this 2009 vintage was poured into a large tulip.

I had no idea what to expect from this beer...obviously aged....

Appearance - kind of a dark straw color with a couple fingers of white head that would not go away. Slightly hazy which I though remarkable for a four year old beer.

Aroma - yeasty spiciness of clove but a lot of tropical fruit notes. Mango and pineapple. A hint of bubblegum. Light malt aroma, some caramel sweetness in the aroma. Thought there were some floral notes as well.

Taste - this took a while to grow on me. First sip was "what have I gotten into", then it started to unfold. Clear, clean malt background with slight spice flavors over the top. I got a tropical fruit blend - mainly mango and pineapple, but also a touch of apple as well. Very fruity, but a bit ambiguous. Definite sweetness in the cotton candy sense. Once it opened up and warmed up it was amazing. The alcohol was definitely present, but did not seem excessive. There was a little kick from the clove notes - just enough to know it is there.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied leaning towards heavy. Thick but not cloying feel for me. A very slight tingle from the alcohol which might have balanced off the lingering sweetness. There is a lot of "taste" remaining after the swallow - things lingered and added to the enjoyment.

Overall it took a while for this to make sense to me. It is complex and I spent a lot of time trying to unravel what was going on. Maybe too much...but an enjoyable beer that I would drink again. One to savor and linger over.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bolognahead
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Genecy
5/5  rDev +24.1%

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

Pours a five+ finger white pillowy head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Light cloudy amber color. Light citric nose. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is citrus, some sweetness, smooth, clean finish. $5.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

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Photo of timoteo833
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of pipinmalikonj
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of gp03s
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JLeet
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of KJ2013
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of DS_Gators
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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

750mL 2013 bottle poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

Golden straw color with a 2 finger white head that stays there for ever

Aroma is spicy, sweet , lots of fruit, flowers, apricots and subtle yeast.

Taste is sweet, caramel, spice, and apricots , banana , Sweet Hints of rum , brown sugar, yeast and raisins.

Nice crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation is really great , No alcohol tatste at all , and this is a 10% abv beer , very well done !

The sweetness dictates that this beer be sipped slowly and savored. For me this is a very good dessert beer !

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Photo of Mendicant
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of alphajackson3
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Bung
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz, 2011. Bright cloudy gold pour, solid finger of white head. Doesn't seem to stick all that much.

Aroma, a yeasty spiciness. Some light caramel covered fruits. Lighter clove. Aroma is not all that potent.

Taste, big and spicey. Grainy wheat like malt, caramel, mango for the background. Coriander, allspice. A light pepper and herbal hops to add some bite along with some alcohol warmth.

Solid medium body, carbonation jus barely cuts the stickiness down enough. Still a nice sipper, even with the estery notes in the taste the abv is pretty well in check.
Somewhere between a strong pale and a triple in reality. Definetely a solid fruit forward Belgian. I Would prefer a little more pale, but it is worth trying.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of obywan59
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 4-pack.

Pours a cloudy brownish orange, like apple cider, with a 1 1/2 finger creamy, thick white head that leaves some sticky lacing.

Spicy, sprightly, tropical aroma. Mango and pineapple. Ginger ale. A hint of bubblegum or licorice.

Sweet and earthy taste with spiced apple and banana. The taste of alcohol is evident. Slightly cloying.

Medium thick in body. Feel is more foamy than creamy. There's a burn of alcohol in the throat.

A quality brew. Well balanced. I think I would have enjoyed it more in the winter, but it's a nice contrast to all the IPAs and Imperial IPAs Iv'e been sampling lately.

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Photo of nygannon
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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