Friday, May 4, 2012

Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood


  • SRM Color : 8
  • Brewer: Brouwerij Het Anker
  • Brewer's Description: Centuries ago, at the imperial court in Mechelen, people knew how to celebrate! And in order to keep celebrating traditions, we decided, 10 years after the Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw, to brew a new Ale: Cuvée van de Keizer Rood. A non-typical, blonde beer. Connoisseurs can compare it with the earlier Gouden Carolus Easter. However, it contains more types of malt and 3 different kinds of herbs are added during the brewing process. Its bright golden colour, high alcohol percentage and full and well-balanced taste make this Ale a genuine source of vitality and power which will please even the most critical connoisseur. For ideal savouring, gently pour out in one fluent movement, at a temperature of 7-8° C. People that like a refreshing, heavy and somewhat spicy beer, choose this blonde Ale.
  • Recommended Glassware: A Chalice or a wide mouth Wine Glass
  • Russ' rating: 9.5 of 10
  • With the brew: A Special Weekend
  • Comments: I was fortunate to find a 2010 bottle of this wonderful Beer. The brewer suggests a tenability of 3 years so this one is just about perfect. It pours a slightly cloudy golden color with average(0.5mm - 0.7mm) bubbles. The head is not long lasting, but there was lacing for the entire life of the glass. The scent was sweet almost of apples or pears. The flavor of the beer was a complex but smooth taste of malty sweetness with almost a hint of a honey taste. There was only a slight hint of yeast in the aftertaste but it was not unpleasant at all. Incredibly smooth and wonderfully delicious, I would recommend this beer to beer drinkers of any experience.

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