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Charles Quint / Keizer Karel Ommegang | Brouwerij Haacht NV

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3.51/5
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46 Ratings
Charles Quint / Keizer Karel OmmegangCharles Quint / Keizer Karel Ommegang
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV
Belgium
primus.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 08-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,552
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
46
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of patre_tim
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden with a light haze, tonnes of carbonation, and 3 fingers of glassy, white head, with small and large bubbles.

Smells of phenols, pineapple, caramel and black pepper.

Tastes of pineapple, phenols, and caramel.

Light body, lots of carbonation, and a balance of sweet and dry.

Got online, drinking on Oct 22nd of 2017, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Solid brew for the style.

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Photo of windowside
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siebevl
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Bujon
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First point, make sure you have the correct drinking vestibule...I made the mistake of using what I had to hand, and this is a seriously top fermented brew.
Super foamy head and a very light blonde appearance.
Smells a tad pungent, but do not let that put you off, once this touches the tongue, your senses are heightened, my eyebrows actually levitated from my forehead and were suspended against gravity....Newton would have been sweating had he bore witness.
Anyhow, the beer is a super one, unusually velvety for a blonde with just a hint of the alcohol, which is representative of it's healthy 8%.
Nice warming aftertaste keeps you reaching for the next quaff!

Defo one for your collection!

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fizzy carbonation keeps the head thick, Color is dark golden and aroma of sweet grass. Mouthfeel is just about right, and fizziness leaves a lasting impression on the palate. Mild taste of hay, difficult to determine, as the fizziness distracts...but good nonetheless.

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3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color: light yellow, straw, a clear white foam, solid, long remains on the surface of beer.
Aroma: slightly guilty, dry, white grapes, grapefruits and pomelos.
Taste: exactly like aroma, pomelo and grapefruit later white grapes. Bitterness is unimposing, grapefruit, slightly spicy. Saturation although high, perfect.
Alcohol perfectly stowed away, even though their power is light beer.

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3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Hipercor. In La Trappe Chalice. Watching Breaking Bad 1x06. Not extraordinary but really nice taste. To but again if the price is good.

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Photo of VonZipper
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden colour, with a small head that holds and leaves some lace and a ring. Smell of cloves. And more cloves. And then some fruits, bananas, peaches, coriander. Medium carbonation, medium to full body, thick palate with noticeable alcohol, like rum or whiskey. Taste of spices, cloves, banana, fruits. Very good.

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Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ababol777
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Slatetank
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this once at the Grand place and liked it so I decided to bring another home -enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a tulip.

The color is golden with great clarity and fast rising visible carbonation bubbles with a large white head and fine bead. The beer is obviously bottle conditioned as the second glass has some yeast haze. The smell is strong with phenolic yeast ester and some spice odor with light fruity yeast scent and slight malt sweetness with subtle alcohol smell accenting. The feel is very good with nice yeast texture with light dry spicy quality and slight creaminess with moderately high carbonation and low sweetness with dry malt quality and low alcohol in the semi-dry finish.

The taste is good with some yeast tanginess and slight dry spice flavor with mild creaminess with a light herbal element with dry malt quality and a slight alcohol accenting the flavor with some gentle tropical fruit. This is a very good BSPA it maintains a good level of freshness which may be based on the bottle conditioning with refreshingly high carbonation and does not seem as strong as it is at 8%

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Photo of Luklaer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of mattfancett
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%

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Charles Quint / Keizer Karel Ommegang from Brouwerij Haacht NV
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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