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

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RATINGS: 1233   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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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bricks (589) - Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Strong, strong smell of fruit and alcohol. I knew this one was going to have a rich, robust taste. Appearance was great. Only a good head, but excellent color. Was awfully sweet. Great for the first half.. but the sweetness wore on me.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenOver (70) - SLOVENIA - AUG 22, 2014
Smell is caramel and a hint of yeast at the end. Pours dark with minimum head. Taste is very gentle with a sweet aftertertaste. A very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BertVDS (10) - - AUG 19, 2014
fles 33cl. Voor mij is en blijft deze klassieker eentje om altijd in de kelder te hebben staan. Mooie donkere kleur, smaak en geur mooi in balans

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerEclectic (7) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown, opaque, with caramel head. Aroma of chocolate and honey. Viscous, but not overly sweet. Really does have the body of a wine. Flavors are dark fruit and chocolate. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3817) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft - Dark sugary malts, raisin and dark fruit. Deep cloudy brown. Sweet malty sugars with raisin and light prune/plum. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (62) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Dark, sweet, rich, very tasty. Pours very dark with big head. Strong alcohol warmth and taste comes after - seems more than its 8.5%. 330 ml bottle at Little Brussels.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kareljandebacker (18) - Balgerhoeke, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
Donker. Plat en overheerlijk. Beetje papperig in de mond en behoorlijk zoet. Toppertje

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
Voor mij persoonlijk een van de minste bieren van gouden carolus, de smaak was niet mijn ding

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtOHops (12) - - AUG 8, 2014
How : bottle Where : home Appearance : clear dark red with beige head Aroma : caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, candy sugar, cherry Body : medium body Taste : medium sweetness

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (519) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
From a bomber in a snifter. Pours brown ruby. Sweet and succulent but with medium body. Lingering cocoa finish. No alcohol burn. Great Belgian.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (567) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
Pours clear, dark brown. Small, offwhite head. Aroma has dried fruit, toffee, hints of alcohol getting more pronounced later on. Flavour is similar, smooth, well balanced with warming alcohol. Lightly spicy and bitter finish.


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