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

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RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
romeogolf (6) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 3, 2008
750ml bottle bought from Brewery Creek and poured into a Chimay chalice. Deep garnet in colour with a full, tight, cream head. Malty aroma with cherry, prune, and raisin. Moderately malty and sweet taste; smooth with slightly bitter finish. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Dark, smooth, complex, warming.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4728) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
750ml c&c bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a murky chocolate brown, smaller foamy tight beige head. Aroma/flavor of sweet dates, fig, prunes, plum, brown sugar, yeast and a touch of bubble gum. Big full body with strong carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2666) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Slight amber pour. Big off white head, bordering closer to white. Pleny of lacing. Sweet malt and burnt sugar aroma. Hot taste with malt and sugar mixed in. Not getting any of the vitamins though?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers0mniac (24) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Pours dark reddish color with medium foamy head. Aroma of sweet fruits, malts and yeast. Sweet caramels, dark fruits, sugar on taste, spicy pepper aftertaste. Well balanced, sweet and easy to drink. One of my favourites

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpkeskinen (383) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. A really nice beer! The taste has creamy sweetness, some smoke, and caramel. Looks nice too!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (123) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 11, 2015
Il colore è bruno, con una decisa sfumatura di corteccia, ma con riflessi rubino; la schiuma è moderata ma persistente, color nocciola. Il naso si fa subito apprezzare per ricchezza e completezza aromatica: spezie, caramello, malto, toffee; un aroma di cioccolatini al curaçao, di marzapane e di lievito. Il carattere pasticcero è confermato dal corpo, morbido, denso e sostanzioso, e dal gusto: le arance si articolano infatti in una liquorosità da Grand Marnier, con un tocco di uvetta e un affumicato leggero, avvolto nel finale da un alcol caldo, forte e accattivante. Il retrogusto, inestinguibile e sorprendente, è di caffé macchiato con un tocco di liquore.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2015
A very solid Belgian beer. The yeast spicyness is really nice. The dark fruit and candied sugar sweetness is superior.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1726) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2015
bomber to snifter and we all thought this was a very old bottle. poured a brown color with off white head. nice warm roasty sweet malts with some dark fruits. mild and warming. the flavor was pretty much the same. warm yet subtle flavors soft dark fruits and some mild woodiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (65) - - AUG 6, 2015
Wat een lekker donker bier! Echt een aanrader. Meteen een lekkere volle smaak met een heerlijke, lichte bittere nasmaak. Lichte caramel tint. Mooie donkere kleur met een mooie schuimkraag.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
trombi92 (4) - ITALY - AUG 5, 2015 does not count
Tap. Aroma: caramel, roasty. Appearance: brown coloured beer, white head. Taste: medium sweetness. Palate: full body, long finish. Suggested accompaniment: carbonnade flamande. Still one of my favourite beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2170) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle in Aba-jour, Ghent. Not sure how this has stayed off my radar, but this was a delightful discovery. Suggested as an accompaniment to my beef stew. Colour is opaque almost black with a creamy off white/beige head. Nose is prunes, raisins, dark fruit, plum, chocolate, slight lactic, roasted malt, salty, caramel, bit of ice cream, vanilla. Taste is sweet, salty, chocolate, caramel salted caramel, roasted malt, dark fruity, prune, raisin. Rich flavourful sweet and robust strong ale.


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