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


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RATINGS: 1722   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Pours a dark malty brown with a small white head. The aromas consist of some dark fruit, caramel, and candy sugar. Smells delicious. The taste was much the same. The sweetness just coats the palate fully, smooth caramel and fruity flavors coincide well together. Sweet, but not too much. Leaves a nice cinnamon flavor on the lips in the aftertaste. Excellent brew. Bravo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Dark reddish brown color with virtually non-existent white head. The aroma reminds me of Kasugai apple gumi fruit snacks from Japan (sort of too sweet apple, petrochemical, and bubblegum). Flavor is of toasted malt and caramel. A very nice beer with well balanced alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (448) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2007
2006 bottle pours a hazy plum color. Aromas of prunes, oak tannin, brown sugar. Sweet and complex. Their seems to be an oak aged sourness to it. Lots of dark fruit, sugar coated dates and candy sugar. A bit of bitter chocolate in the end. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2006 vintage bottle. Clear dark-ruby pour with small (quickly dissapating) tan head. Decent lacing is left on glass. Aromas of chocolate covered cherries, figs, raisans, and light alcohol were noted. Highly, but not overly, carbonation. Medium bodied. Sticky mouthfeel. Very long duration of finish. Alcohol warming is present (other than that the alcohol is almost not noticeable). One of the best I have had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007
Bottle (2005 + 2007) at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Licorice, dried fruits, high carbonated, roasted, ryebread, raisins, sharp. A bit like the Christmas beer. 2005 edition is a bit softer than 2007, but no major difference. Not as fantastic as expected !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2518) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2007
2006 bottle in May 2007, from a Westmalle glass. My first rating, so gimme a break please. Notes of coffee and chocolate in aroma. (I need to eat some raisins and figs to know what they taste like, I guess.) Dark brown and nearly opaque. Beautiful fine beaded head and good lacing. Delicious flavors of chocolate, woodsy, with some winelike alcohol. Excellent mouthfeel, medium-to-full bodied yet smooth, thanks to reasonably low carbonation. A very enjoyable strong dark Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2080) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle at the Copenhagen Beer festival 2007: 2004 Vintage. Red hazy colour,flat head. Aroma of raisin,yeast,citric and citic/hopy in the end. Flavor ishay,dam,raisin,medium to full body, and it has a Viney touch in the end. Long finish. This is nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (4418) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Bottle on Copenhagen Beer Festival 2007. 2006 vintage. Redbrown with a large beige head. Aroma heavy malty (dark fruits, caramel). Full body, soft carbonated. Very fine and well balanced. Vintage 2004: Ditto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 750ml bottle. Pours a clear brown/amber with a small tan head that fades to a ring and leaves good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, rum raisin, cherries, plums, and alcohol. Taste is the same as aroma but more intense. Medium full mouthfeel with a mild bitterness and a wonderfull alcohol warmth as it goes down. My favorite Gouden Carolus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Sweet salty smell with some spice to it. Carbonated dark body with plenty of head. Spicy sweet malt body.

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