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


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RATINGS: 1193   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Huge cotton candy and bubble gum aromas in the aroma -- this stuff smells like the day I spent working a concession stand at a carnival. Muddy, murky, ruddy appearance with tinge of amber and lots of haziness. NIce sugary sweetness with a little acidic souness and plenty more hops than I would anticipate. Nice overall mouthfeel and a pleasant warmth. A very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1467) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2014
330ml bottle on Ko Phangan. Don’t believe I’ve ever seen this in the States, definitely not on the West Coast. Beautiful dark plum pour, little bit of lace, and a white head around the rim. Dark fruit malts, candied sugar, and a hint of roast on the nose. On the flavor is quite similar, dark and fruity in the plum realm, hints of buried coffee, and bits of candied sugar. A touch of burnt smoke on the finish making a beautifully rounded Belgian Ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (823) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
Dark with a light head that lasts a while. The aroma is a nice mix of dark fruit and candied sugar, along with there wonderful yeast. The flavor is a little on the sweet side but that’s to be expected. All in all, a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbtallguy (101) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
In fles van 33cl. Donker van kleur met een matige schuimkop. Mooi zacht biertje. Een topper. Mooie afstemming van hop en gist met een vleugje caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cachobrewski (9) - MEXICO - APR 18, 2014 does not count
Much darker than I expected; only against a strong light can you notice that the beer is deep red. The head is nice and beige. Aromas are delicate, almost faint; slight roastiness and sweet breadiness dominated by sweet, dark fruits, quite vinous. The caramel is noticed upon the sip, with sweetness being predominant. Sweet finish just balanced by the hops. The body is dead on. A nice impression but nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (91) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, prunes, chocolate, malts. Taste of dark fruits, malts, caramel, some alcohol. Not too sweet, nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Aroma: malty, sweetness, raisin Appearance: lacing, persistent head, very dark ruby color Taste: malt, raisin, plum Palate: thick, malty Overall: very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (505) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a dark, amber brown, with long lasting whitish head. Aroma is sweet, with hints of dark fruits. Taste of a nice dubbel, with notes of Belgian sugars. Well balanced and drinkable. Thumbs way up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (107) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown beer with red orange hues at the bottom of my glass. Medium thin beige head. Poor persistence. Fruity aroma (red berries), caramel, spices, roasted, raisins. Medium to heavy sweet. Heat feeling. Medium refreshing bitter. Breeze feeling. Enjoyable experience. Full body, silky texture, good carbonation. Sweet warming finish with a light bitter note. Overall, fruity/spicy aroma, great taste with good depth. Great beer !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (667) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Yeast, dark fruits, caramel aroma. Sweet, malty and caramel taste, also some yeast. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
sbron (149) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
33cl fles. Donkere kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : koolzuur, drop, zoetig, licht caramel.

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