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


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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.
Also available from Wetherspoons in casks.
"This full-tasting, but deceptively drinkable, amber ale has a good fruitiness and a nice hop edge which tempers the caramellised malt. It is clean and precise, within an almost perfect balance of Challenger and Goldings hops.
The recipe has its origin in the 14th century. The present version is a little more heavy and contains more hops. The balance between the different malts, the fine hops and typical tastes of spices creates a perfect harmony between the powerful taste of brown beers and the freshness of the blond beers. This fresh aromatic and pithy light-brown drink can be served cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (267) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis. The beer has an amber color and a large tinted white head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is caramel, malts, yeast, fruits and hops. The taste is full and spicy and after a while it’s fresh. Tones from malts, a little bitterness from the hops and spices. Different taste are well balanced. The finish is fresh, dry and a little bitter. Not as good as the other ones from Carolus, but they also show with this beer that brewing is their speciality. Bravo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (730) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
DWG; Pours cloudy reddish amber with a large creamy, lasting lacing off-white head. Nose is fruits, apple and dark, malt, caramel, nuts, yeast, spice and light alcohol. Vinious and warming.Taste is sweet, light bitter, spicy and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. A Belgian pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (322) - - APR 15, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Dark amber colour...decent sized white to off white head... Nice aroma and taste of malts, some sweetness, nuts, caramel... Good body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2214) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Opaque orange with light brown lacing small foam head. Aroma is light and undefined, barley. Strong taste of licorice, strange. Barley aftertaste. (Lille 201404)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (692) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
Medium white head, chestnut colour, typical the anker smell, must be the yeast sweet caramel liquorise, high carbontion, medium bitter liquorise tinteling caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aleszar (23) - - MAR 30, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (151) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 11, 2014
Coloração escura, baixa formação de espuma. Bom equilíbrio entre açúcar e álcool. Sabor de caramelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3631) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 11, 2014
Dark red copper body with huge beige head. Caramel malts, a very pleasant fruit cake malt base, fruity hop, original and we’ll balanced. Pleasant Belgian medium mouthful, fruity yet clean yeast, professional but with a nice fruity and malt character. A drinkable and not cloying Belgian amber. Looks great, good taste too. (75cl bottle from Cave Gambrinus)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (289) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A hazy mahogany beer with a large beige thin foam. Excellent persistance. Spicy aroma, complex herbal, alcohol. Taste is bitter, light sweet, sour note. Refreshing. Medium body and texture. Bitter sour finish. Overall, delicious. Taste is surprising. Cheers !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (800) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 31, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: dark amber/brandy and clear (with yeast sediment) with a huge tan creamy head with great retention. Aroma: light fruit, peach, raisins, fermentation-like acid notes. Taste: burnt sugar, raisins, mostly dry, peppery, light warming alcohol. Finishes dryer and somewhat flat.

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