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

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RATINGS: 1323   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (421) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Dark brown beer with a white / beige head, medium carbonation. Taste is fruity, Belgium yeast, sucker and a little caramel. Nice one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1565) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
330 mL bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC. Dark brown pour with a frothy beige head. Sugary aroma with notes of chocolate and light anise. Stunning mix of flavors with dark fruit, Belgian candi sugar, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee. Warm finish. An outstanding beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (501) - Elche, SPAIN - JAN 15, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2941) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2015
330 ml single, bottled 12/12/12, purchased at Biggie Wine & Liquor and poured into a Trappist glass. Deep brown appearance with a tan head, active carbonation, incredible retention and thick lacing. Aroma of dark, fruity esters, Belgian yeast, dark malts, candy sugar and light caramel. Similar flavor, rich, malty, dark and fruity with mild to moderate sweetness. Full luscious body, with a creamy, smooth feel and mild carbonation. Quite pleasant on the palate. This is a truly classic Belgian strong ale that goes down easy.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Florya (625) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance:Dark amber, small off-white head. Aroma:caramel, fruit, sugar. Palate: full body, medium carbonation,warm finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Underdogs88 (240) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Malty sweetness on the aroma. Dark Amber with an off white head. Flavor is malty sweet with notes of caramel, licorice and plums. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good Belgian quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear dark brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, sweet. TASTE: caramel, sweet, some coffee.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (227) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
750ml cork bottle served in a snifter at around 12 degrees: Pours an opaque brown robe showing a timid reddish hue and a certain cloudiness. The hazel head seems creamy and finely structured. It develops great lacing and a good retention. The nose is sweet and complex with strong notes of plums, candied fruit and softer hints of cantaloupe or muskmelon and alcohol. On the tongue, this fine brew explodes into a wild and sweet mixture of milk chocolate, caramel, sugar cane, instant coffee and banana. It feels extra delicate and breaks down on the palate but still keeps its incredible density until it dissolves into a semi-dry finish. Awesome Belgian brew which represents insanely well what a Dubbel should be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChewyBeer (120) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours dark copper with slight head. Malty sweet treacle nose. Medium mouthfeel good carbonation. Sweet malty taste finished by good bitterness. Good beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (224) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Thuis geschonken. Donkerbruin bier met een mooie cremekleurige kraag. Geuren van mout, chocola, pruimen. Smaken van mout, caramel, chocola, gedroogd fruit. Een zachte, complexe fruitige smaak, met een licht moutige afdronk. Heerlijk!


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