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

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

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Every year on the 24th of February, Het Ander brews Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw (‘Grand Cru of the Emperor’) to celebrate the birth of Charles the 5th.

This exceptional ale ages well, developing a refined complexity and intense aromas. An imperial brew to cherish and enjoy in moderation.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2002

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#1,005
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913
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1,928
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 vintage enjoyed in the last days of 2018
Maybe one of the most balanced beer I have ever had and one of the greatest ones I've had this year.

Smooth as hell with a lot of dates, prunes, toffee. Very delicate, very sophisticated. It's a delight.
The carbonation is fine and the mouthfeel silky.
Wow

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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp into appropriate glassware. Pours dark brown with LOTS of tan head. Nose is dark fruits, figs, caramel, malts, bread, ports, almonds. Taste is exquisite. Sweet upfront, with toffee and fruity notes. A nice yeast backbone comes through after. Raisin, cherries, and nuts come through after that. Mouthfeel is creamy and viscous. Overall, a phenomenal Belgian ale.

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4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very complex if a little raw after only a year. I have had this beer many times and I would have to recommend letting the beer sit for at least a year longer.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious, this is beer

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4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
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4.17/5  rDev -3%
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4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
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3.52/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
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5/5  rDev +16.3%
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brouwerij Het Anker Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw, 11% ABV. Pours dark brown, with a 2+ finger beige foamy head that left lots of lacing. Nose is sweet dark fruit and slight alcohol, taste follows with almost no bitterness. Outstanding thick mouthfeel, overall phenomenal. This has to be one of the best beers I've ever had.

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4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2017 Blue

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,928 ratings