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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,829
Reviews:
889
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
258
Gots:
331
For Trade:
15
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ML bottle poured into a snifter . vintage 2011.

pours a darker brown color with a very light head. smell is very sweet and the taste is even sweeter. strong raisin / fig taste. i wasn't expecting this to be so sweet, but it's a very nice surprise. tastes more like a quad. alcohol is very well hidden, i'd guess this was an 8%er as opposed to the 11% ABV. overall obviously this one is a sipper but one i'd seek out again. i'd like to try different years to experience the difference aging makes.

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.39/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a murky dirty brown with a thin off white soap ring head.

The smell has some nice belgian yeast notes along with hints of fig, raison, and plum with a touch of banana esters. Very sweet candy like.

The flavor is overly sweet to me, almost just a big blast of brown sugar and dark fruit, not much else going on.

The mouthfeel is very creamy and silky smooth.

Not real high on my list of Belgian Darks.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of tartness, sourness, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, slight pale malt, hint of roasted malt, slight hop, slight dark citrus, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, feel, body, and complexity.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark brown with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows chocolate fudge, rum and raisin, dried prunes, spicy phenols, golden syrup. Lovely.
Equally rich and decadent flavours. Brown sugar, rum and raisin, dried dark fruit, soft booze, gingerbread. Stunning.
Carbonation could be just a bit higher.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,829 ratings.
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