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


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RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidbread86 (65) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Sweet and alcoholic. Reminiscent of some Abbey ales. Recommended if you’re a fan of Trappists.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (596) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a medium-sized frothy head that leaves some lacing. The aroma contains strong dark fruitiness with raisin and plum, sweet dark maltiness and some spiciness, also a touch of licorice. Taste is medium sweet and very rich in flavours; initially sweet dark, dried fruitiness and caramel, later breadier and nuttier nuances that linger on into a malty finish. Very estery, very yeasty all in all, warming alcohol in the periphery. The palate is delightfully smooth, full bodied and low in carbonation. Rich strong Belgian that more than deserves to be called a classic. A good one for slow relaxation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1129) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from 1987 @ Kulminator, Antwerpen - BE. Color: dark deep brown beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel, malt, high sweet malt complexity. Small yeast finish. Taste: good body, well balanced between caramel and malt. Small yeast finish. No alcohol taste. Good brown sugar attenuation. Aftertaste: caramel, brown sugar. Malt. Yeast finish. For 28 year old, the body is amazing! Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NateH10s (33) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
15cl taster at Het Anker Brewery restaurant A: copper brown with thick 1 finger head A: rich malty aroma, bread, toffee T: sweet nutty, delicious flavor P: creamy O: Wonderful beer can’t wait to have another

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ffelipe (45) - BRAZIL - JUL 9, 2015
Cerveja boa, porém pouco armênia, excessivamente amarga com espumação persistente e aroma agradável

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nogva (57) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
Pours dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Rich and sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruit, bread, spices and yeast. Full body, creamy feel, average carbonation. Taste of licorice, malt, chocolate and wood. Long lasting finish with some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (123) - FRANCE - JUL 2, 2015
Robe brune aux reflets rubis. Mousse moyennement. Saveurs de café, chocolat, fruit noir. L’alcool est bien marqué. Carbonatation plutôt fine et abondante. Très longue en bouche. Une très bonne bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (278) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Brown body, good beige head. Aroma of chocolate, raisin, spices, caramel and alcohol notes. Flavour of chocolate, candy sugar, caramel and raisin. Alcohol warmth. Medium sweet chocolate finish. Medium body and carbo. Really good but a bit too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (485) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 25, 2015
Coloração marrom avermelhada,opaca,espuma bege cremosa,mediana,mas que se mantem até o final;aroma delicioso,aparecendo malte tostado,tofee e um ligeiro cítrico do lúpulo ao fundo;sabor suave,equilibrado,com malte tostado,passas,caramelo e assim como no aroma um leve amargor finalizando,álcool bem inserido,média carbonatação,bom corpo,boa drinkability.Bela cerveja,encorpada e ao mesmo tempo suave,fácil de beber;recomendo com louvor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (234) - SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with big beige head. A lot of roasted malts on the nose, dried wood, some vinous fruit and honey. Medium to full bodied palate, quite simple with balanced sweetness, low bitterness and medium finish with honey notes.

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