Charles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel Robijn | Brouwerij Haacht NV

Charles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel RobijnCharles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel Robijn
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3.6/5
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:
#34,314
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
61
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 29
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 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 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 BlackHaddock
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer, in a four pack, was bought in a hurry, by mistake in a Brussels supermarket, I thought it was the normal Charles Quint.

Back home in the UK I realised I had the wrong beer, no problems, I'll see what this red version is all about.

Looks fine, a light Aubergine purple/red, held up to the light, its true colour shines through, a clear red hue is clear to see, nice.

Treacle, plumb bread aroma.

Alcohol kick in the taste and mouthfeel, no great flavour, just the alcohol hitting you, not unpleasant, but not ideal if you are trying a few beers or wanting to be objective.

Overall, fine, not a new classic, but OK.

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

06/24/2017

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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 samEBC
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of drpimento
3.16/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty much like the description says. Poured with a fine foamy frothy very light tan head that lasts a bit and lots of lace. Color is a clear chestnut. Aroma is very mild with ripe dark fruits, malt, a tiny bit roasty, Flavor's the same but sweetness comes out more. Body's a touch on the thin side. Carbonation's ok. Finish is like flavor and of medium lenght. Ok beer, nothing too special. Booze doesnt' come out too strong. Too strong for a session.

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Photo of stcules
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cherry red color. It has two fingers of beige foam, quite compact.
Fruity smell, but not too exaggerated. Lightly sugary, and red fruit.
The taste is more or less on the same notes, with a hint of spiciness, orange peel.
Malty aftertaste, with fruity notes.
Drinkable.

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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 whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HardTarget
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle Inspection: Places to notch, but not notched. Date given 27/04/07 (sampled 03/02/07). 8.5% abv.

Aroma: Mild port note. Perfumed aspect with what basically were very close to Christmas spices.

Appearance: Deep red/amber glass held a thin cover that dropped to a collar. Good clarity.

Flavor: Almost a tripel in profile. The alcohol is there but subdued. Some caramelized sugary malt and red wine notes. Very unusual

Mouthfeel: Firm carbonation, thin body

Overall Impression: Enjoyable, in a red wine / port kind of way.

A kind gift from Mr. Bierschenker (Thanks Tim!)

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2006.
Appearance: dark beer, brown color (ruby), foam not persistant
Smell: aromas coffee, caramel
Taste and mouthfeel: sweet, pleasant
Drinkability: a correct beer in the style Belgian strong dark ale

Review added 11-24-2007, translated from french 2-26-2008.

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Photo of VonZipper
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 heygeebee
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mattfancett
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in its own chalice

A: Deep reddish brown color with a big and aired beige head which dissipates quickly leaving some lacings
S: Very fruity. Reminded me grapes, mainly. Bready. Caramel malts. Belgium yeasts and spices. Alcohol can be also felt in the end
T: Sweet upfront. Like the nose: Notes of grapes and dark fruits. Caramel malts, oak, Belgium yeasts and alcohol in the end. Discreet bitterness
M: Heavy body and low carbonation. Discreet bitterness and alcoholic end
D: Good but a bit heavy

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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 little_star
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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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Charles Quint Rouge / Keizer Karel Robijn from Brouwerij Haacht NV
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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