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


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RATINGS: 1392   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.

kraddel's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4989) - some beerplace, - SEP 27, 2012
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 pours dark brown, steady white foam. tastes bitter, sweet, very little chocolat, sweetbitter aftertaste. nice carbonation, maybe too much sugar Rerate after drinking 2 year old on draft @ gollem . Way more complex , less sweet-forward , this actualy is a 4,5 to me ! original rating was 3,6 so ill put 4,1 . Nice , age this , it ages better than westy 12 . I know , cause i had a 7 y old just before this one . Damn !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
markoijelena (1445) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Ultimate tasting in Pozarevac Serbia.24.10.2015.Special thanks to JefVerstraete for this bottle.Vintage bottle from 1973.crazyyyy.Taste with Cika Boban, Vlada ciao, Alberto bro and Matt bro.Pour it dsrk brown color with small head.Still small carbonation therr.Aroma honey, raisins.Taste of honey, oxidated, dark fruits in thr middle, typical taste after again of Belgian ales.Ok interesting for everybody.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ralgarve (10) - Passo Fundo, BRAZIL - NOV 23, 2015
Cor ambar, espuma de pouca formacao e persistente, baixa carbonatacao. Aroma caramelo e cassis. Ao tomar percebo cerveja oleosa, altamente encorpada. Amargor discreto e dulçor proeminente e persistente. Sabor caramelo acentuado e leve sabor e aroma tostado. Boa cerveja mas muito dulcor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyhallmanti (80) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours darkbrown/reddish colour with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, toffee. Taste is fairly sweet with notes of apple, brown sugar, coffee, caramel with a sweet aftertaste. Texture is a bit creamy with average carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (543) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 10, 2015
Red,clear nice yellowish foam. Malt brown sugar in the aroma. Sweet, caramel, apple, with a sweet aftertaste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (158) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
Mooi donker bier met crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Heerlijk aroma van koffie, chocolade, toffee, walnoten. Fluweelzachte smaak met lekkere warme - licht moutige - afdronk. De hemel op aarde. Bovenaards lekker !!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cenzura (377) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Aroma: dark malts, caramel, toffee, dried fruits and little dose of spices. Taste: roasted malts, toffee, caramel, dried fruits and light alcoholic notes. Medium head, good lacing and high carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (417) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
Dark brown, almoust black with a two finger high, beige head. A lot of lacing stays on the glass.

Nose: Brown sugar, vanilla, caramel malt, molasses, dark berries, dried fruit, spice and toffee.
Taste: Caramel, toffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses and brown sugar.
Body: Full body. Medium carbonation. Soft, rich mouthfeel.

A great strong ale! Love the sweet but not oversweet soft taste and the beatiful nose. Only 2.39 Euro at Beergium a bargain !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rarbring (1959) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Overall: Sweet toffee, nuts, fudge.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2015-10-24.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JanVah (238) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
På flaska importerad från Belgien. Mörk brun färg men en hög skumkrona. Doftar svagt, kanske bäraktigt? Söt smak med en aning av vanilj.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonBlok (68) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with big, tan head. Aroma: strawberry, cassis, molasses, medium alcohol. Taste: high sweetness, but nice. Low bitterness. Taste is boozy and has notes of cassis, cherry and brown sugar. Texture is oily and a little sticky, carbonation is fizzy. Very nice beer.

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