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


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RATINGS: 1436   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (863) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Nicely dark brown colour, cloudy, offwhite creamy head with good retention. Artistic and tasty roasted malty caramel, molasses, sugar cane, dried fruits, spices like clove, ginger, liquorice, cough syrupy. Great balance. Firm body, medium carbonation. Very decent double.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keukeman (64) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
.33l bpttle poured a clear brown beer. sweet and malty taste. Medium body and hints of caramel and chocolat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1685) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 27, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear dark brown with ruby highlights, beige head. Loads of dark crystal malts, dried fruit. A hint of alcohol. The taste is also heavy on dark caramel malts, Not much spice or alcohol - just a lot of sugars. Moderate grassy bitterness. Sweet sticky, but smooth mouth-feel. Very nice, just maybe a bit too hard on malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xfire73 (70) - - JAN 20, 2016
cloudy deep dark brown color aroma of light alcohol and hop taste real nice. rich caramel and malty flavor, ends with fruity sweetness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gogoji (5) - TURKEY - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
Dark brown colour with an average head, Aroma is very complex smoky, woody, coffee and vanilla, carbonation is medium and so does the body, burnt sugar flavor is dominant which is folowed by dark fruits like prunes, low in bitterness and finishes quick and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
This beer has a rich body and complex taste, but it lacks anything ’special’ in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VincentDamon (454) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
Bière achetée à la SAQ. Bière jaune paille totalement opaque avec une mousse crémeuse. Nez de levures belges, de pain, de vin, de pomme. En bouche, les notes de vin et de pommes sont en évidence. Triple différente des autres, saveurs intéressantes, justes, vraiment un excellent produit. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (1165) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
bottle in Leuven unfortunately served too cold, have to try it again for a good tasting and rate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
labeerinthum (451) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 20, 2015
On tap (ABV 8%, limited edition, circa Classic) @ Expo 2015, Milano. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è considerevole. Il cappello di schiuma beige a bollicine fini e carbonazione esuberante persiste abbondante con pizzo sul vetro al finale. Il liquido possiede frizzantezza data da bollicine fini con carbonazione ricca e persistente. Il colore è marrone. Il corpo è strutturato non pesante. L’amaro è carico con l’aggiunta di un piccolo accenno di umami. L’intensità gustativa è molto elevata e la persistenza gustativa è lunga. Il gusto è voluttuoso. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate per una "ottima birra". Il finale è felpato, amarognolo, lungo, complesso e dissetante. Il retrogusto è persistente. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di caramello e resina.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gubihumle (540) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2015
Flaske. farven er mørk ravfarvet/rødlig brun med en flødefarvet skumkrone. Aromaen er sød frugt, malt og gær og smagen er portvin og rosiner.

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