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

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4.3/5
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1,866 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#557
Reviews:
899
Ratings:
1,866
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
263
Gots:
348
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 1,866 |  Reviews: 899
Photo of scootny
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. An amazing beer on the level of Chimay Blue. Lovely mahogany liquid with a tight, khaki head. A goodly about of lacing decorates the glass as gentle carbonation rises up and feeds a light covering that stays on top of the glass after a slow fade.

The nose offers sweet and spicy Belgian notes. Caramel and dark fruits. Lots of figs dates and raisins. Peppery alcohol and fresh dough. A slightly oaken touch.

A feel just short of luxurious.

Taste is otherworldly. So smooth and tasty. Lower bitterness really shows off the malt base. Caramel and those dark fruits. Some cherries and quite a bit of vanilla. Again so smooth and complex. It has notes of sherry and while sweet and malty up front surprisingly dry in its finish. I was drinking this with a Sunday night pasta and tomato sauce. Kicks any red wine in the whatever.

Feel is just short of luxurious. A superior creaminess. A perfect and surprisingly lighter weight. Not to say this had no girth. It does. Just a drinkable, medium body for such a strong beer.

This is a near perfect beer. Really.

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

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wayne_Ochs
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

CvdK, pronounced with an umpty. 2014 version, this has been in the cellar for awhile.

Dark, rusty brown color. Not particularly foamy. Grape drank aroma bursts out of the bottle as soon as the cork pops. Smells like sugared dates, figs and steely cola malt. Taste is aggressive yet subtle and full of details. Sweet, sugar coated candied plum and rich caramel. Still super sweet considering it's been in my parents basement for 4 years. No trace of alcohol.

This is a slow pontifical beer.

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocusSolus
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nullbort
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Heeenrik
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Aged 30 months. YMMV

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Photo of RRB328
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nerdboy19
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque dark brown with 2-finger beige head, moderate retention, some laces.
Smell - dark fruits, peppery, candi sugar.
Flavour - creme brulee, dark fruits, licorice, very complex.
Full body, smooth, high carbonation.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of thoglund
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of randomNBGD
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lochef81
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnct
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark turbid brown with a weak white foam head.
S: Roasted bread, red wine notes, raison.
T: Sweet dark fruits, licorice,apples. Interesting aftertaste.
F: Tight body, meduim carbonation.
O: Impressive bsda! Worth a try.

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Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,866 ratings
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