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

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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, - MAR 21, 2011
2 year old bottle deep brown and red. Off white head, fades in chalice. Smells sweet Plums, raisins, fruitcake. Carbonation seems to have faded away, because that familiar Belgian crisp carbonation is absent, it’s not pushing any malt flavours out. Sweet tasting grape, sugars, vinous. Meh, too sweetish, not enough backbone. Ridiculously smooth tasting, almost imperceptible alcohol. BAD BOTTLE? BAD STORAGE?


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerkenstock (6) - - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
drink cool. 10-12°C. Nose: grapes, citrus fruit, you smell the yeast Eye: bottle normal; Beer in tulip glas from Trappistes Rochefort. very dark consistent colour. pours beige head with rinest bubbles. nice carbonation mouth: buttery consistence, toffee, malty, warm, almost a bit spicy palate: sweet and caramel, to dark chocolate or even coffee strong malts at the same time, fruity overall: very nice, warm beer. best to drink with light chocolaty deserts

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radishmei (2) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
its so strong,you can feel the burning sensation ,sweety from the suger maybe sometime drink it first better.now summer time so I will have a shower later。cause its so hot when I drunk it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2014
Vörösesbarna színű testét tömött és puha habkorona fedi, mely alól alkoholban érlelt gyümölcsök illata száll fel némi kandiscukros körítéssel. Ezek alapján már sejteni véljük, milyen ízekre számíthatunk kóstolása során: az illata által kitaposott úton halad tovább, de az édesség egy olyan szakaszában állapodik meg, amikor az még nem bizonyul émelyítőnek, túlságosan töménynek. Rumos dió és marcipán, cseresznye érezhető egy belgásan élesztős, kissé alkoholos, zömök testben, tipikusan olyan ízhatást produkálva, mely lecsendesedett körülmények között élvezhető igazán.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (225) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Purchased from Liquor Shed in Casper, $10.99 for the 2013 750ml bottle. A nice pop when I pulled the cork but no gushing, thankfully, it pours a clear? deep mahogany with a 2 finger hof and of course, nice lacing. Lots of caramel malt, mixed with some toffee and fruity notes in the smell. Pitted fruits, me thinks. No, I’m thinking of a Bartlett. Anywho, it’s a very nice aroma going on. I do appreciate the pear flavour I’m getting straight off. Toffee follows and something semi sweet..I’ll read the label...molasses? Okay. Nothing realy on the bitter side going on but this is not an overly sweet brew either. Sipping further in, I get a mild heat from the alcohol but it’s not a huge distraction. Close to if not full bodied, medium carbonation, makes for a great mouthfeel, eh? This is classically delicious and a real joy to sip on. Well worth the price I paid for it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle, caged and corked. Big and beefy-looking brew, dark stained wood with a giant, stoic head. The aroma is quite subtle but classically diverse. Same for the drink ... with a beautiful, historic balance of rich, milky caramel malt, a little sour twist, and an earthen undertow. Classic. (#5579, 7/15/2014)

4.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmelissa825 (4) - Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Sweet yet highly drinkable with hints of molasses and apple. Unfortunately it appears my glass has a hole because the beer drained quickly. Awesome and can’t wait until the next one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (166) - CYPRUS - JUL 11, 2014
Clear dark brown body with tan head. Aroma of dark dried fruit, alcohol, malt. Taste is sweet, malty. Thick texture. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (213) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Average beige head, disappearing quickly. Dark brown hazy. Aroma is yeasty, sultanas, spicy, alcohol. Sweet, lightly bitter, balanced. Syrupy. Belgian version of a bock.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy deep brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of licorice, caramel, toffee, raw sugar, alcohol and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, raw sugar and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsht (11) - - JUL 5, 2014
Petit goűt grillé, pas trčs chčre. Ambrée trčs sombre. On ne sent pas le 8,5, et l?arôme est subtil.


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