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


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RATINGS: 1572   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Every year on the 24th of February, the birthday of "Charles the fifth", the Brewery brews the Gouden Carolus "Cuvee of the Emperor" in a limited quantity and with an eye on the highest quality and tradition. This unique brewing, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level, guarantees a better evolution in the time, than the already known Gouden Carolus. This beer, as all our beers, is 100 % natural, with no preservatives, no adjuncts and no chemicals. We bottle it in bottles of 75 cl and closed with a quality cork. Excellent to store several years. Every year the public is invited to assist to the brewing process.
Was 8% abv in 2000-2002, 10% in 2003 and 11% in 2004.

DISCLAIMER: This is a dark beer and the label has a blue diagonal line.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrRizzotto (14) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JAN 21, 2015
Caramel, coffee, toast, bread, cereal, basement aromas, alcohol, woody, licorice, skunky

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Radiactiveman (6) - mexico city, MEXICO - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
La mejor cerveza que haya probado. Una elegancia el envase. Un sabor increible. Sin duda la mejor de mi colección

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (293) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours a nearly opaque ruby red, with a frothy head. Aroma includes notes of liquorice, plum, dates, and rich esters. Tasting notes include robust plum, liquorice, and rich dark fruits. The palate is warming, and hides the alcohol exceptionally well. This is an excellent Belgian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (575) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Very nice and well balanced beer. Sugary/boozy flavours of raisins, plumbs, currants, etc; also brown sugar, sugar, spices, licorice, toffee. Has a nice warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cargo150 (821) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
Belle couleur brune avec un col assez résistant. Aromes d’herbe, caramel, mélasse, alcool. Assez complexe, mais ce n’est pas mon genre...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4768) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
pours cloudy/murky dark brownn,. with a nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. loads of brown sugar, candi, loads of spices - cloves, cardamom and other masala spices, sweet licorice too, toffee, estery belgiumness, pepper, warming alcohol - almost like a barrel-aged liquor, including fairly present woodsy/woody notes. average carbonation, medium to full body - big, sweet and slightly astringent semi-sweet grassy-woodsy-spicy finish. enjoyable and complex sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2148) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
750ml bottle, 2006 vintage. Pours a deep mahogany brown, with a thin brown head. Complex, mature aroma, caramel, candied sugar, chocolate, yeast, nuts, marzipan, faintly phenolic. Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, slightly low CO2. The taste reflects the aroma very well, quite mature, very complex and balanced. Lots of dried fruits and earhty notes. Lovely right now, but would probably develop well for another handful of years. (2015-01-04)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (749) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: Medium fruity, banana, candy sugar, dark fruits, prunes. Light alcohol, raisins. Appearance: Opaque, brown body. Small, light brown head, good retention. Flavour: Medium raisin, licorice, candy sugar, Light banana. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, sweet finish with lingering raisins Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Slightly too sweet, otherwise a very good after dinner beer. Very complex.Highly recommended. 750 ml bottle, poured. 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (415) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
0,75 bottle shared with friends at Samo Pivo pub in Belgrade/Serbia, proper glass pairing but sadly everybody was smoking inside and it felt awful! Pours dark brown with a small off-white foam which dissipates fast. Nose: alcohol forward, caramelized sugar. Mouth: highly carbonated, sweet notes of molasses. Overestimated! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbillon (36) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
Birra esclusivamente riservata per veri appassionati!! Prodotto a parere mio di grande qualità e che detiene un sapore molto complesso! Ho avuto l’opportunità di poter sorseggiare una 2010 e una 2011 e fare un resoconto personale più che positivo!! Già dal primo sorso questa birra stupisce perché si può subito pensare ad un vino pregiato....al palato nasce subito quel picco di caramello e sapori di zucchero di canna con un finale fruttato e di cannella! L’aroma che rilascia è qualcosa di spettacolare anche qui ci sono sentori di caramello...ma anche di cioccolato.. Prodotto di tutto rispetto che almeno una volta bisogna apprezzare!!

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