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

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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


HopfenWeisse's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1049) - - APR 17, 2012
750ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Amber brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast. Flavour is yeast, malt, dried fruits, sweet.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2014
Aroma: Sweet, caramel and malt. A little bit licorice. Apearance: amber, hazy, rocky head, Taste: Very sweet with a slightly bitterness. Very good beer, although the classic is even better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1580) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
@Mechelen, @Brouwerij het Anker, proeverij met nu de carolus, Het voordeel van zo’n proeverij met meerdere bieren is dat je ze héél mooi met elkaar kunt vergelijken, Oogt amber met witte kraag. aroma komt zoet, moutig en alcoholisch binnen. smaken zijn matig zoet, zwak bitter, zacht/glad van textuur, erg lekkere caramel, redelijke body, redelijk alcoholisch, gist maar gebalanceerd, lekker niet de beste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (777) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle 0,75l. Aroma of malts, some caramel, some fruits, spices. Flavour is malty caramel, light fruity and herbal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (462) - CROATIA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle; pours a brown amber with a small beige head; aroma is kind of sweet syrupy with hints of malt and fruit; taste is sweet with caramel, nuts, some spices, and a touch of hops; finishes with light bitter alcohol and semi dry; good beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zodiac (14) - - AUG 10, 2014
Very nice beer although not as good as the dark one. The alc is a bit too strongly present in the taste for 8%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
didierlewallon (38) - ponferrada, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2014
Es una cerveza a los aromas maltés de frutas maduras, de aromas dulces y florales, de caramelo blando y de café, de color tostado rojizo, muy buena carveza.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
Een heel lekker bier met een aparte smaak, ik vond het top en zal het nog dikwijls drinken

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours hazy orange with nice big off-white head. Has a lovely sweet, spicy taste full of caramel, candi sugar and floral hops. Beautiful beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (638) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Hazy amber, thick offwhite head. Aroma has yeast and spice. Flavour is similar plus citrus and alcohol. Slightly rough finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
g_georgiou (226) - CYPRUS - JUL 12, 2014
Slightly hazy amber body with a thick off white head. Malty spicy aroma with some orange and caramel. Coriander too. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. A bit of a dry finish.


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