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


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RATINGS: 1392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
evannell (334) - - SEP 17, 2015
Bardzo ładny, brunatny kolor, wysoka piana. Mocno słodowe, alkohol ładnie wyeksponowany. Jednak nie moja bajka. Zbyt słodkie jak na mój gust.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (568) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 12, 2015
33cl bottle, served in Trappist glass. Pours brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, licorice and toasty notes. The flavour is like eating cake, but that doesn’t mean it is too sweet. Apparently there’s no bitterness, but that’s not a problem to still find this brew balanced. Medium body, good carbonation. Something everyone can enjoy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2015
Sample at beer bloggers conference, Brussels 2015
deep ruby brown, moderate creamy head. hot cross buns and figs on nose, spicey and fruity, full bodied, more of same in taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (844) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2015
One of those beers that you can just sit and nurse because it is just so good to drink. Heavier and with more malt than expected (should have looked a little harder at the label)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (186) - FRANCE - SEP 3, 2015
Robe brune rubby et fabuleuse mousse beige clair, abondante fine, collante et laissant un joli col persistant. Nez : biscuit, caramel, malts, sucre candy et quelque chose comme les cerises, les fruits au sirop, confits et alcoolisés. Bouche : belle rondeur et douceur et les éléments du nez sont présents. Alcool moyen. Pas extra ordianaire mais généreuse et équilibrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
750ml c&c bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a murky chocolate brown, smaller foamy tight beige head. Aroma/flavor of sweet dates, fig, prunes, plum, brown sugar, yeast and a touch of bubble gum. Big full body with strong carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2740) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Slight amber pour. Big off white head, bordering closer to white. Pleny of lacing. Sweet malt and burnt sugar aroma. Hot taste with malt and sugar mixed in. Not getting any of the vitamins though?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers0mniac (59) - Joensuu, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Pours dark reddish color with medium foamy head. Aroma of sweet fruits, malts and yeast. Sweet caramels, dark fruits, sugar on taste, spicy pepper aftertaste. Well balanced, sweet and easy to drink. One of my favourites

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpkeskinen (410) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. A really nice beer! The taste has creamy sweetness, some smoke, and caramel. Looks nice too!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (165) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 11, 2015
Il colore è bruno, con una decisa sfumatura di corteccia, ma con riflessi rubino; la schiuma è moderata ma persistente, color nocciola. Il naso si fa subito apprezzare per ricchezza e completezza aromatica: spezie, caramello, malto, toffee; un aroma di cioccolatini al curaçao, di marzapane e di lievito. Il carattere pasticcero è confermato dal corpo, morbido, denso e sostanzioso, e dal gusto: le arance si articolano infatti in una liquorosità da Grand Marnier, con un tocco di uvetta e un affumicato leggero, avvolto nel finale da un alcol caldo, forte e accattivante. Il retrogusto, inestinguibile e sorprendente, è di caffé macchiato con un tocco di liquore.

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