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Gouden Carolus Classic

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Het Anker Brewery still brews "The Emperor’s Beer" which is top-fermented and bottle conditioned following traditional methods. Its high gravity (O.G. 1080-85) combines the warmth of wine and the freshness of beer. Gouden Carolus is one of the strongest and most exciting beers in the world. After lengthy maturing and conditioning, it is bottled unfiltered, giving a beer which is rich in vitamins and 100% natural. Gouden Carolus has unlimited storage (it even improves with age) and will charm you with its warm coppery colour and rich bouquet.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (170) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Average beige head, disappearing quickly. Dark brown hazy. Aroma is yeasty, sultanas, spicy, alcohol. Sweet, lightly bitter, balanced. Syrupy. Belgian version of a bock.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy deep brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of licorice, caramel, toffee, raw sugar, alcohol and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, raw sugar and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsht (3) - - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Petit goût grillé, pas très chère. Ambrée très sombre. On ne sent pas le 8,5, et l?arôme est subtil.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (98) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Clear, but so dark brown it is almost opaque, with some reddish hues. Small off-white head and some lacing. Medium bodied. Smooth and slightly sweet, with flavours of fruit cake, brown sugar and sherry. Not much spice for, maybe some nutmeg and cinnamon. Needs more of an edge to be a great Belgian ale.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUL 4, 2014
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (62) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle, dark brown color with virtually non-existing foam head. Taste starts coppery, goes to an average Dubbel. Not that excited, little boozy even.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours Coca-Cola with low off-white head. Aroma of yeast, rye bread, pepper, toffee. Taste is sweetish, light peppery, with dried fruit and spice notes. Body is medium and creamy with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1323) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours cocacola brown with low frothy off white head Aromas of mud, belgo yeast, molasses, caramel Nice full bodied creamy sweetness with notes of caramel, honey, hints of molasses

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours medium brown wirh a creamy tan head. Aromas of rye bread, caramel, roasted malts, roasted nuts, raisins, slight plum. Taste is caramel, raisins, plum, honey, rye bread. Mouthfeel is quite smooth with medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (1224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at Dabbe, Pisa. Chestnut body with a large beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of pear, wood, treacle and toffee apple. Flavour of golden syrup, wood and red apple. Medium body with a powdery texture. Soft fizz. A wonderful, complex beer that drinks as easily as a Lager.


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