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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 29, 2010
11.2 oz bottle. Hazy copper with a huge, dense, foamy beige head. Faint aroma of sugary caramel malt and earthy, woody scents. The flavor is lots of sweet malt and sugar but not cloying, some light bitterness and sourness too for balance. Not really any alcohol flavors. Medium body with active, prickly carbonation and a thick, foamy mouth feel. This is a very good, easy drinking beer, especially for being 8% abv.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (507) - Diest, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2014
From tap@Delirium. Nose:mocha, caramel, malt, syrup, fruity hints in the taste, bit nutty. Good carbonation, bitter with sweet touch. Some chocolate bitterness in the finish. Soft body, good beer, although this Brewer has more in store

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (780) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld bij nikos, amber tot bruin met bezinksel en een witte kraag. Geur lijkt wat op herfstvakantie met aardetonen, kruiden en gist. Smaak Is zoet met hazelnoten en wederom de gist prikkeling. Aardig bier

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JanLaursen (3140) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
Flaske, 75 cl. Ravfarvet, cremet hvidt skum. Gær, maltsødme, blomsterbukket, abrikos, pap. Sød og krydret med relativ lav humlebitterhed. Klistrer ubehageligt i mundhulen. Minder mig om hvorfor det meste belgiske øl keder mig.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (311) - LATVIA - SEP 21, 2014
Amber with medium very creamy white head. Good mild taste with sweetness around the tongue and gentle bitterness going alongside tongue middle. Some acid on the tip.

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 (1688) - 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 (779) - 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 (474) - 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 (19) - - 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 (69) - 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.


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