Het Anker are one of my favourite Belgian Brewers, their Christmas beer Gouden Carolus Noël is one of my Desert Island Beers, so I was keen to try this particular version of the Gouden Carolus brand. It was first brewed in 2008 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cuvée van de Keizer (Blue) a strong dark beer. The bottles look the same apart from one has a blue stripe, the other a red. As with all the Gouden Carolus beers it's 100% natural with no chemicals or preservatives. It only comes in a large corked bottle.
One of the best new tastings I've had for some while, beer does not get much better than this.
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer (Red)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale (similar to a tripel in style.)
Purchased from Biercell, Altrincham.