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


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RATINGS: 1462   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.

Theodopilos' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theodopilos (68) - - MAY 11, 2013
330ml bottle from 1st choice, actually I bought 10 bottles at $7each anyway poured bottle into a chimay glass a lovely brown colour with a head that lasts and good lacing, aromas of fruitcake,the taste was very port like with fruitcake flavours, very smooth and too easy to drink for the abv can easily sink a few of these a very nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1201) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 16, 2016
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of raisin, sweet wine, candy, bisquit, toffee and dried fruits... the taste is caramel, fruity and spicy with notes of port, raisin, dried fruits, toffee, licorice and spicy grasses... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheAubergine (13) - ITALY - SEP 30, 2016
Una birra superlativa, completa, profumata. Coriandolo, agrumi e un malto molto equilibrato. Schiuma persistente, gassata, profumata di caffè.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1425) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2016
Bière ambrée presqur brune. La mousse est aussi abondante et attirante qu’elle est difficile à décrire. Un nez de levures belges, de fruits confits, de date, de fruits noirs séchés, de gomme balloune et un petit quelque chose qui me rappelle le crème soda. Je suis gagné par ces saveurs d’une grande complexité où jamais je n’ai l’impression de boire in breuvage à 8,5% d’alcool. La texture est à la fois riche et légère. Soyeux, ce liquide m’apparaît profondément sexy. Il me serait facile de déguster cette bière régulièrement.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobinRamakers (7) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2016 does not count
Zeer verfrissend en fruitige smaak. Alhoewel het 9% is proef je de alcohol niet zo overdreven. Heeft award voor beste bier 2012 gewonnen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2602) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Mahogany-tan color, thin foam. Aroma: powerful esters and alcohols, dried fruits, candied jam, port wine. Taste: strong, malty, dried fruits and raisins, alcohols, but very soft, warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kittenbieer (68) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2016
Jolie robe brun-rouge avec une légère mousse ivoire . Des odeurs d’arômes maltés et fruités( figues, pruneaux, raisins..) Aspect un d’un vin liquoreux en début de dégustation avec l’alcool qui se fait sentir. En fin de bouche apparaît le houblon avec une agréable douceur. Excellente bière riche et bien équilibrée!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
appiantiqua (72) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Dégustée dans un verre calice Maredsous. Deuxième dégustation 2 semaines plus tard dans un verre Charles Quint. Température de début ; 9 à 10°. Robe brun sombre avec une mousse crème de bonne persistance, carbonatation moyenne. Nez qui révèle des arômes de raisin, vin rouge et levure. Le goût ajoute des notes de prunes, cerises et chocolat le tout dans un très bel équilibre. L’arrière bouche est légèrement sur l’alcool et d’une agréable douceur. Une excellente Strong Ale Belge!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (562) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Aroma: very malty with few belgian spices; Appearance: rich dark brown/cola colored with off white head that dissipates fairly slowly; Taste: follows nose, with too much malt for my taste, which is disappointing; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, malty finish. Overall: not what I was hoping for. Would not buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (790) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 Dunkle,schwer, sehr süß und daher auch elixierartig. In der Nase was angeröstetes und viel Gewürz/Kräuteraroma. Definitiv ein Winter/Kaminbier. 0,25l/? vom Hahn im CAFE DE KLIKSPAAN in Groningen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Spiced cough-syrup sweet aroma. Murky brown-red color with a sudsy white head. Cherry and spiced sweet flavors.

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