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


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RATINGS: 1281   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HULK777 (413) - - JUL 19, 2013
Aroma of red berries, raisin and caramel. Wonderful, complex taste of cherry, lemon, honney, peppermint candy cane, raisin, and dark caramel. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinte (362) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle 0.33L. Dark brown body with average, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with some nice lacing. Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel, roasted) aroma with notes of nuts, red fruits, alcohol and spices. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with a light-to-moderate bitter/hoppy character that comes out in the finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation; light alcoholic warming in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - DEC 9, 2014
Dark brown with small light white head. Bit sour and roasted bitter taste. Fruity notes, which makes a rich taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (480) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma of roasted toffee and caramel. Sweet finish. Plenty of body. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Centje (24) - Bruges, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
The color is very dark, almost black. Nice beige header. Taste is roasted caramel, malt dark and heavy. It has a long finish (semi sweet/bitter), dark fruit body (rich in flavours) so you almost don’t taste the alcohol. A very satisfying beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (597) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
Flasche (75 cl), erstanden 2012 und 2 Jahre im Keller gelagert. - Tiefes Rotbraun, trüb. - In der Nase weinig-süße Schwere über dunklem Malz; Armagnac, Rumtopf. - Im Antrunk überreife (kandierte?) obergärige Frucht (Rosinen, Pflaume, Birne), eingebettet in dunkles Malz mit schönen Röstnoten, abgerundet durch einen spritzig-säuerlichen Touch. Im Hintergrund etwas holzige Hopfenherbe. Immer noch gut rezent, trotz süßer Schwere beinahe schlankes Mundgefühl. Im Abgang verbindet sich eine milde aber deutliche, leicht krautige Hopfenherbe perfekt mit der reichen, fruchtigen Süße. - Großartige Kombination von Rohrzucker, süßer Frucht, Röstmalz und spritziger Säure. Nach 2 Jahren Lagerung nicht mehr so süß wie anfangs, sondern tiefgründig dunkelmalzig-fruchtig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (641) - - DEC 2, 2014
33cl flesje bij Falstaff, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Gouden Carolus glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met stevige schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, zoet, donker fruit Conclusie: lekker bier van een goede brouwerij ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bhovingh (4) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
Rijke smaak van rozijnen en caramel, iets dun. Diep donkere robijn kleur, mooi ’foam’ schuim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (937) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 29, 2014
(Bottle 0,33l)
Aroma: Chocolate, sweet, light slcohol.
Appearance: Hazy brown color. Medium, beige head.
Taste: Sweet, chocolate, light alcohol.
Palate: Medium-full body. Sticky texture. Warming, light dry finish.
Overall: Nice chocolate and warming beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntoineGRD (62) - - NOV 27, 2014
La bière Gouden Carolus Classic est une bière brune issue d'une fermentation haute. Cette bière bénéficie d'une refermentation en bouteille qui va lui permettre d'achever son évolution et d'affiner ses qualités gustatives.. Elle présente à sa sortie de la bouteille, une belle robe acajou tirant sur le rubis. Cette robe est couverte d'une mousse abondante mais éphémère. La Gouden Carolus Classic laisse apparaitre dans le nez des arômes maltés et très fruités qui évoque le caramel, les prunes et les raisins. Une touche anisée est également perceptible. On découvre ensuite sur le palais des saveurs elles aussi maltées et fruitées avec un aspect un peu liquoreux. Des notes torréfiées accompagnent des saveurs de fruits noirs et de fruits secs. On retrouve notamment des notes de prunes, de pruneaux, de raisins et de raisins secs. Associées à l'alcool, ces saveurs de fruits noirs rappellent certaines liqueurs de fruits. Le houblon se fait discret ici et la fin de bouche et relativement douce et maltée.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cinctus (174) - - NOV 22, 2014
Puts dark, almost black with a slight head. Mild alcoholic aroma, nothing particularly strong. Great sweet flavour, can hardly taste the strength.

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