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


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RATINGS: 1304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quinten (1049) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2006
thick head, dark color, parts of a good wine, lots of fruit, some spices, some complex other parts, fully natural. ..a very nice one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 pours dark brown with a large creamy light tan head, aroma of belgian style spices, citrusy fruit, caramel sweet malts, and some dark fruitts. flavor is smooth for 8.5%, citrusy, caramel malts stick out with there sweetness, good body, good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Dark bown ale with a thick off white head. Wonderful aroma of coriander, orange peels, and caramel. In mouth, rich and warm malt, candi sugar, coriander, curacao, licorice, and plums. Nice alcohol warmth develops. Rich bodied, with a lightly oily moutfeel. Bottle at l’Autre Oeil, March, 3 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2006
33cl - thanks to secret santa cousin Rich - Aroma is nutty, toffee, carmel, and malt. Pours deep brown with a small head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is sticky and chewy. Strong and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5449) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2006
330 ml bottle, at de Klomp, Nice, France. Deep ruby colour, large head. Malty sweet aroma, notes of caramel. Malty sweet flavour, notes of molasses and sweet wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
Dark brown color, with a tan-colored head, with a spicy nose of orange peels, dates ,figs fruitiness, chocolate malt, roasted malt, and an alcoholic hint in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a sweet roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, bitter chocolatey note, candied orange peels, dark dried fruits, toffeish accent, with a subtle coffee touch, and an alcoholic strenght well hidden behind his sweet malty character, leading towards a sweet dark fruits fruitiness and a shy bitter hops finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thick frothy head. The aroma is very sweet and spicy. The taste is sweet, with a touch of alcohol, but a nice finish that lingers just enough. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2119) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled. Much compact and creamy head, optimal duration. Intense black color, impenetrable and elegant one. Overbearing alcoholic and complex scent; notes of burned wood, spices... much flowery. Solid and wrapping taste, excessive alcoholic and with medium fizz. Notes of caramel and sweet malt with roasted sugar and liqueur rumors. Interesting but with too many excesses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; fresh ]
mostly diminushing large creamy tan head that tops up a muddy medium brown body. Heavy lacing. Few thick Particules. Bottle conditioned Aroma is heavy roasted , toasted, molasse, creamy, plum, dates, figs while hops are light spruce and yeast is light earth. . Initial flavor is moderate sweet while being balanced afterward Finish is medium. Wonderful body.. creamy and thick texture...
Definitly over average belgian

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22026) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle. Hazy brown coloured with a beige head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits with notes of chocolate and spices. Flavour of dried fruits with notes of alcohol and spices. Good, but could use more body.

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