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


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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 15/20
Moravius (1134) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2016
Flasche (75 cl), gut 3 Jahre im eigenen Keller gelagert. - Schönes Kupferrotbraun, leicht trüb, üppiger Schaum. - In der Nase füllige obergärige, karamelmalzige Schwere mit harmonischer überreifer Frucht und weinigen Noten und der unverkennbaren Gouden-Carolus-Hefe. - Antrunk schwer karamelmalzig-fruchtig mit reicher aber harmonischer reifer süßer Frucht (Rosinen, Pflaume, helle Weintrauben), perfekt abgerundet durch einen Schuß Säure. Mild rezent, weich, leicht zu trinken. Im Abgang nicht allzu kräftige aber für einen Belgier doch beträchtliche Herbe mit krautigem Hopfen und Malzbittere. - Schweres aber harmonisches Starkbier, das durch die mehrjährige Lagerung deutlich an Charakter gewonnen hat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (394) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Couleur brun-ambré, trouble; mousse beige assez importante; arômes fruités et de levure; goût malté, fruité et légèrement épicé; l’alcool est bien caché; finale douce (un poil trop) avec une légère amertume

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (694) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle @ home. Cellared two and a half years. Pours clear amber with a dense and lasting off white head. Fruity with caramel, toffee, pear, figs, yeast, some spices and cookies. Sticky carbonation, medium body and a sweet taste with a dry but yet sweet and fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
75cl bottle at George Pub, Rimini. It pours a cloudy amber color with a medium/large creamy eggshell head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty, with notes, of dried fruits, figs, dates, raisins, honey bread. Taste is also sweet and lightly yeasty and estery, with notes of bread, honey, raisins and light wine in the finish. Medium bodied with creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, quite sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1054) - MOns, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2015
Robe ambrée, mousse moyennement abondante. Nez sur les épices, la fourrure, le malt. Bouche alliant rondeur, fraîcheur, bulle digeste et finale épicée. Une bière agréable, bien équilibrée, de soif.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
susonagger (200) - spain, - DEC 9, 2015
Gouden Carolus Ambrio es una cerveza no filtrada con un impresionante sabor, con toques afrutados y de lúpulo que matizan la malta caramelizada. Tiene un balance perfecto entre los lúpulos Golding y Challenger. El balance entre sus maltas, los finos lúpulos utilizados y los toques de especias, crean una armonía perfecta entre el poderoso sabor de una cerveza obscura y la frescura de una cerveza rubia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (717) - Nyborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2015
Ganske god og velsmagende øl - men jeg er alligevel noget skuffet. Tilpas sødme, på farve, men for meget skum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2064) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Butelka, warka do 11-05-2017. Lekko zmetnione, bursztynowo miedziane piwo, z ladna ale szybko opadajaca piana. Aromaty w pierwszych nutach bardzo owocowe (maliny, wisnie). jednak ten aromat jest dosc ulotny chyba, w kazdym razi po kilku minutach ustepuje pierwszenstwa ciezszym i slodszym nutom, nieco karmelu, nieco przyprawowosci, nieco miodu, nieco rodzynek - bardziej w strone ciemnego belga. Smak slodki i nieco kwaskowaty, z niewysoka goryczka, bardzo orzezwiajace (zasluga tez niemalego wysycenia i niewielkiej ilosci ciala). Alkohol praktycznie niewyczuwalny. SUmarycznie: super piwo, zaskakujaco orzezwiajace, cos w pol drogi miedzy jasnymi i ciemnymi belgami.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
bottle sample, poured a cloudy dark amber colour with a off head. nose of sweet caramel, dried fruits, raisins, and caramel malts, earthy plums, and a small yeast hint. medium carbonated. ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2397) - PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2015
33cl bottle. Dark copper colour with a generous off-white head. Caramel, plums, brown sugar, toffee and spices in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is sweet with some liquorice and yeast notes. Overall, a good beer.

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