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


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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zaf (245) - - MAY 14, 2013
aspetto decisamente invitante..bel colore scuro/rossastro con schiuma pannosa..aroma molto speziato: liquirizia,frutta matura,alcool,poche note luppolate..gusto decisamente insufficiente per i miei gusti..la liquirizia (come la versione christmas) è troppo troppo forte risultando sbilanciata sia nel gusto troppo dolce e speziato che nel retrogusto che è effettivamente dolce con leggere punte amarognole..dopo 3 sorsi volevo cambiare birra..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (297) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle, poured into a chalice. Appearance- a dark, murky brown, a half-finger solid light brown head which clings to the glass. Looks really good. Aroma- very bready and malty, marzipan, cherry hints, a little bit of port and red wine. Taste- full in the mouth and quite smooth and silky. Rich fruitcake dominates, almonds, cherry, brown sugar, treacle, a clinging, bitter finish. Very, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (273) - - OCT 19, 2014
Light & sweet with Xmas fruit cake taste with typical effervescence. A good Belgium beer but not the best I've tasted. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wolfcarnival (101) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle in beergeek with cam and pavel. had it on the way to 100. pours dark amber with a light head. aroma smells fruity. berries, cherries, raisins, plums, caramel, yeasty. taste is big on cherries, toffee, dark fruits. lotta spice, cinnamon, pepper. has that warm boozy feeling i love in belgian ales too. totally awesome mannnnnnn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (404) - USA - OCT 15, 2014
A dark brown tea color, small amount of white head. Smells of pear, caramel yeasty, toffee. Taste is sweet caramel malt, yeasty, pear, toffee, brown sugar, some hop bitter towards the end, and a little alcohol burn, apple. A good Belgian, strong with bold fruity yeasty flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (605) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Flasa. Bledo hneda farba. Vona sladka, jemne cukriky. V chuti sladkost, ovocie, trosku karamel. Nie dobre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (1882) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma toffee, lots of diacetyl. Flawed. Clear brown colour. Taste is sweet, sugary, over-ripe fruits, lots of caramel. At least no diacetyl. Cloying, even into the finish. Grapes. Not my cup of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (4700) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by fajry, man thanks. Caramel, ripe banana, solvent. Sweet caramel, candy, sweet malt in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1510) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Fajry, many thanks. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, candies. Taste is sweet, caramel, rotten banana, coffee, chocolate. Sweet caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own glass. A: Pours a dark amber nutty clear color. Forms a small yellow head. Not many lacings left S: Smell is very sweet like a Belgian beer should be. Candy sugar, sweet grains. Very fruity easters, dark fruits mainly. Alcohol T: Follows the nose, a sweet Belgian style beer. Sweet candy upfront, sweet malts. Very bready. Mild earthy bitterness M: Heavy creamy molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Sweet candy upfront and mild earthy bitter aftertaste O: Very drinkable. A little bit overwhelming alcohol in the nose but still a great beer [ BA Review @ 7/12/2012 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie. Really liked. V. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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