Charles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel Robijn | Brouwerij Haacht NV

Charles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel RobijnCharles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel Robijn
BA SCORE
37.7%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 61 ratings
Charles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel RobijnCharles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel Robijn
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV
Belgium
primus.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dogfooddog on 10-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,910
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
61
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
11.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Andreji
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Summer afternoon on the starting point of the rue du marché aux herbes in downtown brussels. This beer began an extensive tasting we carried out that day. and oh what a surprise.

I had been a bit evasive towards the keizer series. but right after a fabulous pour by a very friendly waiter, the dark beautiful tone with such an impeccable head emmanated arousing smells ranging from fruits to burnt nuts and caramel. fabulous taste, balancing out a thick mouthfeel with a delicious apricot and cherryness to it. fabulous blend of alcohol as well, discrete but well present.

delightful.

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Photo of degerrit
4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexLMS
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: great appearance. Clear despite the very dark amber colour. The head is light brown, huge and rich. Very good retention and fair lacing.
Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, red fruits and some herbal hops notes.
Taste: sweet malts, brown sugar, alcoholic vinous and hop presence.
Mouthfeel: mouthcoating, medium carbonation and a full body. Well-disguised alcoholic strength.
Finish: starts kind of sweet and gradually turns to a bitter aftertaste.

Overall: great well balanced and rich ale. Spicy, very complex and enjoyable. Looking forward for another one.

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Photo of smcolw
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome rocky head with great lasting power; the color is a deep red ruby. Quite clear. Perhaps the best head I've ever seen.

Rich caramel aromas; attractive and appealing; little hop.

The caramel aromas come through in the flavor. Low hop, but present. Light alcohol warmth. Full body with a moderate carbonation.

This was a wonderful beer to have. A new favorite!

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Exp 22/06/08. What a treat, this turned my night around, a gift from biegaman's recent trip to Belgium, thanks! Deep ruby red and relatively clear, tan one finger head with slow steady carbonation that ensures good retention throughout. Impressive albeit thin lacing. The smell was subdued at first, then took on a mild fresh wood aroma, whether oak, pine or cedar, I couldn't be sure, it was fleeting and soon gave way to ripe plums and then cranberry on the nose.

The mouthfeel was rich and full with a very smooth texture. Taste was mild malt and hops, again very smooth with no rough edges, fruit and not alcohol despite the 8 1/2 %. Bitterness is subdued; overall, I'm impressed with the taste. There is a touch of fruit sweetness that is underwhelming, very drinkable. The muted sweetness reminded me of a tangerine or orange but without the citrus acidity or sugary presence, quite nice. It was a bit gassy at times and warming eventually brought out a warmer alcohol taste and mouthfeel, my only criticism. Hey, I could use another one of these! Recommended if you can find one, thanks again biegaman.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of bmaggot
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nakay
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of atis
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never heard of this one before, just thought my shopping cart is too empty and I liked the label. Very pleasant suprise.

Colour is very dark amber with brownish head and solid lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet malty orange. Taste is slightly bittery in the beginning with mild roasted/caramel malts, some hints of cherry as well; almost no alcohol can be felt despite 8,5 ABV. Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

I really fell in love with this one.

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Photo of janubio
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an absolutely nice deep red colour, with an enormous brwonish head that seems to last forever. Vigorous lace.
Aroma of cherries and, surprisingly, bananas. Spices, almonds. Somebody said roses?
Body is a bit lighter than expected, but good.
Taste of cherries, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla... very nice. A sweet and a bit medicinal aftertaste.

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Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimDH
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of lmaduells
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MQ3867
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Tejon
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ordered a bottle in Ghent and if was a pleasant surprise. Reminds me a bit of Chimay Blue. The fruit and spice combination is simlar with bit raisin and date flavors followed by subtle pepper and spice. This beer, however, is weighted more heavily on the fruit, but I imagine they both use similar yeast and a similar amount of adjunct sugar. Worth a try if you see it on a menu.

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Photo of Suds
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Here's a sweet, bready, Belgian brew...and quite an enjoyable one. It's a deep reddish brown color with a towering tan head. The smell is of dark bread, orange peel, toffee, pepper, and caramelized sugars. It's a very malty beer, with a little yeast and a lot of fruitiness. Fairly full in body, with a lot of phenols to accompany the sweetness. Not much of a hop presence, except for a solid bitterness at the finish. The beer hides it's booze very well, except for a creeping warming sensation. All in all, this is a very nice brew.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer at a heated terrace in Antwerpen. It pours a dark brown color with burgundy red hues and a small head.

Smell is very caramellic with mild roasted notes. The beer has a rather sweet and artficial caramel coloring agent smell. Very rich and full-bodied smell.

Taste is malty and caramellic with notes of mild molasses and dark malts that give a roast flavor. Hints of cherries and wood come to mind. The body is pretty big, but not too sweet. Alcohol is hidden behind the big body. A balanced beer and a nice winter sipper.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Browsing the web about connecting to MSSQLServer Express. Delicious belgian sugary, but not excessive. Alcohol well hidden, easy to drink, not too much strong. Pleasant to mouth and nose.

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Photo of Spezz
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of little_star
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drab1ne
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark Brown Burgundy Shade.

Delicate nose but the aromas are there if you wait a while.

The head really drops off and it didn't rise like a number of the Belgian brews do.

It's not harsh on the aftertaste and has a nutty sort of fruit cake like taste a bit like a sweet pudding.

I don't mind it often you'll get a heavy alcoholic beer but the alcohol content overweights the flavour.

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Charles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel Robijn from Brouwerij Haacht NV
Beer rating: 37.7% out of 100 with 61 ratings
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