fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear deep brown color with thin beige head. Anis, grapefruits, alcohol and caramel aroma. Taste of caramel, toffee, alcohol, corn syrup. A nice sweetness in the flavor is followed by hops, spices and some alcohol.
yespr (33798) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle. Pours deep brown with an amber border. Creamy light brown head. Aroma is dark, dried fruit and wineous. Flavour is dark cane sugar, caramel burned malt, wineous, sweet dried fruit (prunes and raisins). Not overly sweet but just perfectly present. Distinct alcohol presence. Soft malty finish.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is slightly sweet, malty, fruity, and with notes of berries. The color is a beutiful deep red with a beutiful though fast disappearing head. The flavor is a little sweet from a good malt blend - a pretty complex flavor. An OK beer without being fantastic.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Deep reddish brown colour, light brown head. Very refinened malty charamel flavours well balanced with the hops. Extremely high gravity and hence a very full body. A very refined Belgian Ale with lots of sweetness, but never cloying. When I first had this in 1993 it was just called "Gouden Carolus" at 7% ABV and came in a bottle with no label. In 1997 it was changed to "Gouden Carolus - Carolus D’Or" at 7,5% ABV and now it’s called "Gouden Carolus Classic" at 8,5% ABV. So it has changed quite a bit but is still a truly Belgian classic. 240793
joergen (22447) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown coloured with a beige head.
Sweet aroma of dried fruits with notes of chocolate and spices.
Flavour of dried fruits with notes of alcohol and spices.
Good, but could use more body.
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy ruby colour with offwhite mediumsized head. Plum, sweet caramel in aroma. Flavour is plummy, fruity and a bit wheaty. Also raisins in the flavour. Sweet sugary aftertaste.
omhper (20567) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Clear nut brown, rich head. Mild coffee up front. Dry with fine elastic, firm maltiness. Notes of chocolate. Salty, woody finish. Simply beautiful.
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in antwerp ... Deep bron ... yeasty light roast malt ... belgian yeast... dark vine fruit caramael and plums.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber ale. Malt aroma, spicy, fruity. Sweet, strong malt flavour; this brew still needs some aging. The palate is equilibrate.
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Bottled, 33cl. Reddish-brown beer, with a beige head and some floaties. It has a rich aroma of toffee, fruits and beef-stock. Some yeastiness too. A nice candi-sweetness in the flavor is followed by hops, spices and some alcohol. It has a light sourness in the finish, and an almost full body. A nice beer, that worked well with sausages and mustard. Rating: 8-4-8-4-16-4.0. 060428
Bottle, 33cl. It pours a more or less clear body, dark amber in color, and with a dense, off-white head leaving lacings. There’s some oxidation in the aroma, with caramel, sugary sweetness and some dried fruits. The flavor has a decent bitterness, both initially and in the end, and with caramel, white sugar and dried fruits. Some oxidation. Full-bodied, and quite carbonated. A pleasant beer indeed, but either the age of the bottle, which is unknown, or my evolved palate, made me lower my score quite a bit. Maybe I should try a fresh bottle soon. 120106