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


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RATINGS: 1327   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ermaki (25) - - MAR 13, 2015
Cerveza negra galardonada con el premio a la mejor cerveza negra del mundo, una cerveza con muy buena apariencia , aroma agradable y muy rica de beber, recomendable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1473) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
16.5.2014. Very dark brown with red, thick head. Very sweet caramel malt aroma with raisin, dark fruits and hint of vanilla. Also taste is caramel sweet in the beginning with malts and ripe fruits, getting into more raisins and malty finish with less sweetness and some hops. Overall is still quite sweet. Nice but big bottle alone is too much!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5020) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A hazy deep reddish copper coloured pour with a fast fading cream head; aroma of unrefined sugar; rich cane sugar taste with some raisins giving a firm body; and a pleasant grainy finish that’s slightly sour. A rounded and well-balanced beer that hides it’s alcohol well, but leaves a pleasant warmth in the stomach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3287) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, hjemme: mørkebrun med rødskjær, kort beige filmskum. Maltaroma med rosiner, svisker og mørke bær. Meget saftig, balansert og lekker smak. En perfekt nightcap. Ikke for søt, ogmed lang, varmende ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 8 / 8 / 7 / 7 / 5 / 4 / 4 / 5 / 75

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (874) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
Hazy brown color with rich white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, dates, also cherries, sweet malts, nuts and yeast. Taste is malty, yeasty, with dark fruits, caramel and molasses. Well hidden alcohol and a slightly sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1238) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Pours dark brown with a velvety off white head. Aroma has berries and the taste is complex and warming

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (113) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Very dark liquid, little head. Light aroma of malt. Medium body, light carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1097) - SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers Of Europe website (£2.89):
An enjoyable beer that proved easy enough to drink but in truth didn’t really strike me as a memorable offering or one that I’d be all that likely to go back to in the future. There was nothing wrong with the beer as such, it just seemed to be missing that special something that would have found be rating it higher. This was partially down to the beer following a fairly predictable pattern from nose to taste with the ripe fruits and sweetness staying consistent throughout; a decent beer but there are better Belgian offerings out there to be had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (133) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 25, 2015
Classic art from the Flanders’ fields. Delicious body, fizzy carbonation. Important Belgian beer, among all of important Belgian beers. Light cloudy gold, light bitter. it is perfectly sweet and sour. White stable top. Strongly perfumed aroma of butterscotch cookie, port wine with cherry hints. Not very promising on the nose, but when you try it - delicious!

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