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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,831
Reviews:
890
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
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256
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335
For Trade:
15
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 batch found at the local grocery store a few weeks ago; it's been in the dark on a bottom shelf, so here's hoping it's in OK shape.

The pour yields little head -- just some froth that quickly dissolves. The color is very dark brown, sort of burgundy at the edges. The smell is heavy on the alcohol, with notes of apricot and leather. The taste is sweet up front, almost maple-syrup in intensity, with hints of dried fruit; the middle is dominated by rich malt and yeast, with a sharp alcoholic finish and a lingering aftertaste of grain. It's very mildly carbonated -- I could be convinced it had come out of a cask, almost -- much thinner than I'd expected, which is to say that it is full-bodied without being overly meaty. It's easy to drink, despite the considerable alcohol burn, but this is for sure a sipper. I'm going to hold onto my other bottles for a couple of more years and see if they mellow.

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Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Het Anker
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,831 ratings.
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