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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1723) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
September 24, 2014. Pours deep red with a dense off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, dark sugars, caramel, light spicy notes. Taste is medium sweet dark sugars, plum, figs, light bitter. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Golden Carolus dark brown ok head. Dark fruits yeast taste and aroma good dark malts fruity bitter finish. Medium body. 336814. Sailor inn Budapest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artyom (522) - Osijek, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is sweet with some alcohol notes. Full body and average carbonation. Overall it’s nice and complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (357) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle, poured into a chalice. Appearance- a dark, murky brown, a half-finger solid light brown head which clings to the glass. Looks really good. Aroma- very bready and malty, marzipan, cherry hints, a little bit of port and red wine. Taste- full in the mouth and quite smooth and silky. Rich fruitcake dominates, almonds, cherry, brown sugar, treacle, a clinging, bitter finish. Very, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (324) - - OCT 19, 2014
Light & sweet with Xmas fruit cake taste with typical effervescence. A good Belgium beer but not the best I've tasted. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wolfcarnival (110) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle in beergeek with cam and pavel. had it on the way to 100. pours dark amber with a light head. aroma smells fruity. berries, cherries, raisins, plums, caramel, yeasty. taste is big on cherries, toffee, dark fruits. lotta spice, cinnamon, pepper. has that warm boozy feeling i love in belgian ales too. totally awesome mannnnnnn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (426) - USA - OCT 15, 2014
A dark brown tea color, small amount of white head. Smells of pear, caramel yeasty, toffee. Taste is sweet caramel malt, yeasty, pear, toffee, brown sugar, some hop bitter towards the end, and a little alcohol burn, apple. A good Belgian, strong with bold fruity yeasty flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (790) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Flasa. Bledo hneda farba. Vona sladka, jemne cukriky. V chuti sladkost, ovocie, trosku karamel. Nie dobre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (2166) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma toffee, lots of diacetyl. Flawed. Clear brown colour. Taste is sweet, sugary, over-ripe fruits, lots of caramel. At least no diacetyl. Cloying, even into the finish. Grapes. Not my cup of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (5079) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by fajry, man thanks. Caramel, ripe banana, solvent. Sweet caramel, candy, sweet malt in taste.

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