Charles Quint Rouge/Keizer Karel Robijn | Brouwerij Haacht NV

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dogfooddog on 10-20-2006

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Reviews:
28
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
17.13%
 
 
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Photo of HardTarget
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
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 BlackHaddock
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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 dogfooddog
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this new product from haacht includes orange peel and ascorbic acid in its ingredients.

Pours a very deep red with a small tan head...nose is very malty at first, then notes of flowery citrus odors come out.

taste is initially bitter and malty, with a hint of the citrusy character, but then turns very bitter, Not sure which hop can produce this but it is quite intense. . it finishes mildly bitter.

further into the bottle it remains a fairly bitter, biting beer. I pick up some spicy notes which may be the orange peel as well. Belgian amber ale (not a BA-offered style for beer) is not my favorite, but this is very decent. I am somewhat puzzled by use of ascorbic acid in the beer.

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Charles Quint Rouge/Keizer Karel Robijn from Brouwerij Haacht NV
83 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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