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Charles Quint / Keizer Karel Ommegang | Brouwerij Haacht NV

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Charles Quint / Keizer Karel OmmegangCharles Quint / Keizer Karel Ommegang
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Charles Quint / Keizer Karel OmmegangCharles Quint / Keizer Karel Ommegang

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 08-03-2012

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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by benfons:
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2.81/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: pale golden colour, nice head that settles pretty fast, little bit hazy

S: hops, some lemon, a bit dusty, hint of grains and something medicinal alcoholic

T: tastes a bit off, a hint of orange, some bitter hops in the end; there is something really unpleasant there.

M: undercarbonated, dry, very alcoholic

O: really not that good, although it might be a bit off, because in my memory it wasn't that bad. strangely enough it shouldn't expire for another year

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

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4.1/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

To underline the close link between the Charles Quint beers of the Haacht Brewery and the Ommegang of Brussel, a special brewage has been created, this is it.

33cl Bottle: best before 05 July 2013, poured into a ’Duvel’ glass on 03 Aug 2012.

Looked fine: huge white head of large bubbles, with a golden (slight haze from the sediment) body. Hoppy, resinous smell, not much else to report.

The hops rule the taste as well as the aromas, more citrusy in the mouth than the nose though. I also found it to be a bit over carbonated: It was fizzy actually.

Expected more from this brew: 8% ABV also too obvious in the mouthfeel, could only drink one of these in a session (I only had one bottle to taste anyway). One dimensional and uninteresting.

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

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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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

33cl bottle (L28/05/15) into a tulip. Clear straw color with a big white head with good retention, settled to a thin foam that stayed. Took some time to pour. Became cloudy at the end of pouring. Left some big lacings on the glass. Sweet malty smell that had yeast too after pouring the second half of the bottle. Taste: sweet malts before pouring the yeasty bottom half of the bottle, after that became bready and yeasty. Medium-light body and carbonation, very drinkable. The alcohol doesn't taste through. OK but a bit plain.

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

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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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

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4/5  rDev +14%

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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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