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


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RATINGS: 1342   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOARBEER (94) - - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a stunning deep ruby with small fine off white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel, spices. Carbonation is prickly but very fine. Lovely dry sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (99) - FRANCE - JUL 2, 2015
Robe brune aux reflets rubis. Mousse moyennement. Saveurs de café, chocolat, fruit noir. L’alcool est bien marqué. Carbonatation plutôt fine et abondante. Très longue en bouche. Une très bonne bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (215) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Brown body, good beige head. Aroma of chocolate, raisin, spices, caramel and alcohol notes. Flavour of chocolate, candy sugar, caramel and raisin. Alcohol warmth. Medium sweet chocolate finish. Medium body and carbo. Really good but a bit too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (240) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 25, 2015
Coloração marrom avermelhada,opaca,espuma bege cremosa,mediana,mas que se mantem até o final;aroma delicioso,aparecendo malte tostado,tofee e um ligeiro cítrico do lúpulo ao fundo;sabor suave,equilibrado,com malte tostado,passas,caramelo e assim como no aroma um leve amargor finalizando,álcool bem inserido,média carbonatação,bom corpo,boa drinkability.Bela cerveja,encorpada e ao mesmo tempo suave,fácil de beber;recomendo com louvor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (228) - SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with big beige head. A lot of roasted malts on the nose, dried wood, some vinous fruit and honey. Medium to full bodied palate, quite simple with balanced sweetness, low bitterness and medium finish with honey notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Corked bottle ans served in snifter: It may be over a decade since I last had this beer. Just a few days short of a two year old bottle, right when it is hitting its happy spot. The spice and aromatics from the yeast and malt makes this truly an enjoyable taste. Still does display a bit of heat and medicinal tones even with the aging. Nice to revisit history.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1461) - CROATIA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours dark brown, off-white head. Chocolate, spices, caramel, malts, dried fruits. Sweet. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidAust (31) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2015
Great dark beer to enjoy slowly. Full of flavour which masks the high alcohol content. Well balanced, beautiful malty / chocolaty foam head of about 1 and a half fingers in a branded chalice. Aroma and flavours consistent with the chocolate malt colour. Would have again and again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (50) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 22, 2015
Le nez rend pas mal de sucre et un fond assez prononcé de vieux tanin assez agréable qui annonce son caractère "vieilli". La texture semble assez épaisse. Le sucre s’efface très vite quand la bière s’aère. Il s’agit sinon d’une bière forte presque de style trappiste. Elle semble en fait acide à la langue. Elle présente un arôme global très séduisant mais tellement équilibré qu’il est difficile de le décomposer. La base la plus ressemblante serait la Chimay bleue : corpulente, épicée. À goûter et à découvrir et redécouvrir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mackeon (148) - - JUN 19, 2015
A Belgian classic, this is just a little too sweet for me. Still, it looks and tastes great, is very aromatic, with great mouthfeel and a powerful alcoholic kick. Very good on dark and stormy nights... Stylish artwork, too.

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