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Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue

Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1559   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Every year on the 24th of February, the birthday of "Charles the fifth", the Brewery brews the Gouden Carolus "Cuvee of the Emperor" in a limited quantity and with an eye on the highest quality and tradition. This unique brewing, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level, guarantees a better evolution in the time, than the already known Gouden Carolus. This beer, as all our beers, is 100 % natural, with no preservatives, no adjuncts and no chemicals. We bottle it in bottles of 75 cl and closed with a quality cork. Excellent to store several years. Every year the public is invited to assist to the brewing process.
Was 8% abv in 2000-2002, 10% in 2003 and 11% in 2004.

DISCLAIMER: This is a dark beer and the label has a blue diagonal line.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (2621) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
.75 bottle. Dark brown. Belgy yeasty estery, dark fruity, malty slight raisiny, old suitcase, leathery sweet. Full bodied, smooth nice, dried prunes, malty. Very nice drinkable quad. Smooth, flavourful nice.

-- bb

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Oh my goodness. Glass from a magnum from 2009. Boozy, dark fruit, sweet, candy sugar, apple and pear, lovely and rich. Xmas cake. So smooth and easy in spite of strength. Winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
webroel (2) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
Nice deep brown colour, rich in taste and aroma. At first a very smooth taste but a bit too alcoholic when the beer is going through your throat. A great beer for a winter evening, pure relaxation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (826) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with medium sized off white head. Very sweet malts, lots of peach, milk chocolate, wine gums, vanilla icecream, spices and some cognac. Full bodied and very nice creamy feel, with quite some alcohol presence. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1354) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, plum, sweet fruits, hint of chocolate, candy sugar, spicy notes, raisins. Flavour is quite sweet, a bit too syrupy for me. Thick and full bodied. Nice ’dessert beer’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
750 ml bottle
Brown to ruby red beer with blonde big head. Aroma has anise, Belgian yeast, sugar, toffee, dark fruits and raisin. Flavor has sugary and toffeey sweetness with raisin and dark fruits. Quite full palate with quite strong carbonation. Very little bitterness but long aftertaste with dark sugar, toffee, raisin and Belgian yeast. A nice sweet dessert beer for slow sipping, Alcohol does not come through at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (516) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Hopduvel. Nutty brown, quite a decent head which lasts for a while. Nose is caramel, almond, hazlenut, alcohol, brown sugar, smells lovely. Taste is lots of caramel, hazle nuts, brown sugar, syrup, very sweet. Lovely beer, one of the best Belgian strongs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby reddish brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, spices. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, red berries (strawberry, raspberry, cranberry), brown sugar. Finish is caramel, brown sugar, warming alcohol feel and port wine. Lingering spices, pepper, menthol and tobacco. Full body, boozey mouthfeel, average to strong carbonation. Very heavy, but so good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (652) - - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 11% - Uitstekend biertje destijds gedronken - Compliment aan de brouwerij- en brouwmeester - Sluit erg goed bij de smaken die ik zoek in zo'n bier - Vandaar de hoge beoordeling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Freaky_tiki (642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle from Danforth LCBO obtained without realizing what I had picked up until I got home & ratebeered it. Man, people like this stuff. Pours chestnut brown with a thin slice of foam on top. It’s a slow sipper, with a bowl of fruit - apples, plums, pears -- flavour profile & a candy store sugar load out. It’s pretty fantastic. Warming & boozy at 11% but the booze is pretty stealthy here. Two complaints: too sugary (carbonate it some more & it could be on the soda side of things) & a little thin in the mouth. This bottle should be shared with a friend but I’m taking care of it solo as I fight mages in Skyrim.

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