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


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RATINGS: 1462   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (241) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours hazy copper with a fluffy tan head. Nose is sweet and inviting with lots of sugar, fruit, and distinct Belgian esters. Flavor is a similar profile to the nose but with a surprisingly long but dry finish. Alcohol presence is low for the style. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (274) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Draft. Aroma of caramel with nuts. Pours a deep brown with off white head. Taste is light to medium sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2016 33cl bottle. Dark reddish brown with a thin beige head. Smells like fermented apples, apple pie, raisins, prunes. The taste follows the same notes, adding a layer of caramel on top of everything. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation and a sticky sweet aftertaste. Vintage 2008 (8 years old) is much more mellow, sweet and velvety.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michael27 (890) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (vom NL- Händler bezogen). Hellbraun mit sehr stabilem Schaum. In der Nase nicht viel. Malzig-würzig im Geschmack. Der Alkohol kommt sehr, sehr spät...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (826) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 1, 2016
Nagy, tömör hab, szép sötét vörösesbe hajló barna szín. Illata finom fűszeres, kis karamelles beütéssel. Határozott karamelles, égetett cukros jelleg, édeskés. Enyhe fűszeres mellékíz. Utóízében az égetett cukor a domináns. Testes sör.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton_w (249) - - MAY 4, 2016
Dark clear ruby to black color, medium tan head. Medium malty aroma. Caramel sweet, spicy, yeasty taste. Full body, thick texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dchad56 (369) - - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle - dark reddish brown with just small lacing on sides - no real head. Little carbonation, ok mouthfeel. Sweet caramel aroma. A beer to sip - good lasting taste, port wine consistency but again a strong Belgium with, for me, a too alcoholic after taste - just not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours clear dark reddish brown colour with a huge good lasting beige head. Aroma of dark maltt, red fruits, caramel and some nuts. Taste of dark mild roasted malt, caramel, nuts, some chocolate and red fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evilman (131) - Taverny, FRANCE - APR 24, 2016
Carolus Classic is definitely a good choice to anyone who likes strong beers with emphasis on wine-like flavors. One of the beers that you remember amongst others. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (709) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
Kastanjebruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: karamel, donker fruit. Smaak: zoet, overrijp fruit, peren, luikse stroop, wat chocolade en sinaasappel. Volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zoet.

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