Ommegang Keizer Karel Charles Quint | Brouwerij Haacht NV

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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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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by benfons:
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2.81/5  rDev -17.8%
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 +9.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.1/5  rDev +19.9%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of user785335
4.09/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.76/5  rDev -19.3%
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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Photo of Anatole
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kevinhughes
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of JTuomi
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
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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Photo of janubio
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
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 -5%

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Photo of Euroglot
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of VonZipper
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
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 Slatetank
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
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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Ommegang Keizer Karel Charles Quint from Brouwerij Haacht NV
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