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

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RATINGS: 1314   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOARBEER (93) - - 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budedou (483) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (54) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (273) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (22) - - MAR 19, 2015
Dark red cloudy appearance. Plum flavor. Minimum odor and finish. Definitely a high alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (504) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Large bottle consumed on Day 1 of March Madness with commonshawn and rosskyle. Moeder Lambic glass. Haskells Maple Grove purchase. Deeper amber color that almost looks brown. Aroma is rich and full of dark fruit. Almost a wine aroma. Very interesting taste and mouthfeel. Elements of dark fruit (plum, near grape), chocolate, sugars. Complex flavor with an overarching alcohol presence. Slight warmth. A rich, full experience that I’m enjoying more and more with every sip. Congrats to commonshawn on his 500th!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (514) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Big bottle from Haskells with commonmac and rosskyle for the big 500. Plum color with small off white head. Wine alcohol smell with tart fruitiness in the nose. Slight raisin, then dark fruit, then some Belgian yeastiness. Some quad elements. Nice balance of sweetness, tartness, and a clean pleasant finish. Really nice mouthfeel. A classic one to have for my 500th beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arek (421) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Carrefour, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobrązowe piwo o niezbyt obfitej, beżowej i puszystej pianie oraz słodowym, lekko owocowy, łagodnie podpalanym aromacie. W smaku złożone, lekko słodkawe, owocowe i winne, z łagodnym palonym posmakiem i rozgrzewającym,raczej wytrawnym finiszem.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ermaki (24) - - MAR 13, 2015
Cerveza negra galardonada con el premio a la mejor cerveza negra del mundo, una cerveza con muy buena apariencia , aroma agradable y muy rica de beber, recomendable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
16.5.2014. Very dark brown with red, thick head. Very sweet caramel malt aroma with raisin, dark fruits and hint of vanilla. Also taste is caramel sweet in the beginning with malts and ripe fruits, getting into more raisins and malty finish with less sweetness and some hops. Overall is still quite sweet. Nice but big bottle alone is too much!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4903) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A hazy deep reddish copper coloured pour with a fast fading cream head; aroma of unrefined sugar; rich cane sugar taste with some raisins giving a firm body; and a pleasant grainy finish that’s slightly sour. A rounded and well-balanced beer that hides it’s alcohol well, but leaves a pleasant warmth in the stomach.


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