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


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RATINGS: 1320   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Roger939 (2) - Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium, - FEB 7, 2011
Very enjoyable, great head of dense small bubbles, taste is sweet and malty with a little chocolate and coffee, nice mouth feel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZeppelinNL (29) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
The word ’classic’ here may be taken literally. An amazing beer, with a rich taste. I can’t even find the words to describe this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meireteixeira (51) - - APR 11, 2015
Cerveja marrom, turva, espuma cremosa. Aroma alcoólico, intenso de malte com notas de frutas escuras. Paladar também alcoólico, caramelo. Excelente!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (195) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Ottimo aspetto, colore ambrascuro e deciso con riflessi rossi e schiuma beige abbastanza persistente. Ha un aroma leggermente meno fruttato della Cuvee. Al palato è un po’ più dolce, si nota il malto, il caramello e anche una punta di spezie, sul finale appena amara. Corposa e dalla consistenza decisa in bocca, con alcool per nulla nascosto, non molto frizzante. Strong ale assolutamente da provare.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2241) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 8, 2015
Poured from 330ml bottle after cellaring for over 3 years. Clear, mahogany-brown with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing. Wonderful aroma of dark fruit (plums, raisins, dates, cherries et al.), caramel, brown sugar and vanilla. Taste of dark fruit (with lots of cherries and dates), dark caramel and vanilla. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (155) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 4, 2015
Bière brune, à l’apéritif et pour le repas. Très douce, agréable, à réévaluer une autre fois en fin de repas cette fois.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (203) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
Robe brune, reflets ambrés, belle mousse. Nez puissant et complexe sur les épices, le cuir, la fourrure, sur un fond balsamique, vineux et une pointe de cerise. Bouche à l’attaque épicée, assez élégante mais qui manque un peu d’ampleur à mon goût, finale élégante sur les épices et un coté doucereux. Une bière puissante pour l’après repas

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budedou (496) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2015
Clear dark brown body with tan head. Aroma of dark dried fruit, alcohol, malt. Taste is sweet, malty. Thick texture. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (78) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Piana ?redniej wielko?ci, be?owa i niezbyt trwa?a. Ca?y czas w szkle pozostaje spieniony pier?cie?. Aromaty owocowe: ?liwki, wi?nie ale te? karmel i przyprawy, skórka z chleba. Smak i pierwsze wra?enie jest takie, ?e Gouden Carolus jest "t?usty", ale jednocze?nie aksamitny. Jest bogaty w nuty owocowe tak jak w aromacie, jest s?odki ale bez przesady i ma bardzo mocno zaznaczony alkohol, który intensywnie rozgrzewa, "parzy" podniebienie. Nie wyczu?em goryczki, lub raczej by?a bardzo ma?a. Piwo jest ?rednio, a nawet nisko nasycone, jest bardzo pijalne. Mo?e jest troch? ci??kie lecz bardzo przyjemne. Gouden Carolus to ju? klasyka i jest to na pewno obowi?zkowa pozycja do spróbowania na li?cie ka?dego piwnego smakosza.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (293) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark black but reddish color with small silky head. Aroma has plums, chocolate, ripe fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with especially nice long finish. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, caramel, ripe fruits, plums and also some alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (46) - - MAR 19, 2015
Dark red cloudy appearance. Plum flavor. Minimum odor and finish. Definitely a high alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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