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


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RATINGS: 1526   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1719) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is light, fruity, plums, chocolate. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is very well balanced. Obviously heavily on sweet side, but there is a decent unglorified bitterness in the background. Fruity, raisins, plums. Also strong malt, caramel. Warm alcoholic finish, which reveals the potency. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4556) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle from a friend, many thanks Dano.Very dark chestnut brown color with medium off-white head. Strong malty, syrupy aroma with candies. Sweet malty taste, with some red fruits, syrup, molasses. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fajry (545) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Flasa - Cuso. Tmava hneda farba, kremova pena. Vona sladova, karamelova, ovocna. V chuti stredne telo, prijemna nasytenost, kremove chute. Je tiez citit sladovost, ovocne tony, sladkost spojena s karamelov, citrusove cervene ovocie, zlahka alkohol a v pozadi horkost. Nasytenost je velmi prijemna a robi prijemny pocit v ustach.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Daanminator (83) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
In eerste instantie dacht ik hetzelfde als de rood te hebben maar wat viel me dit tegen. Donkerachtige tonen, kleur en geur maken dit een zwaar bier om te drinken. Helaas was het niks voor mij.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Bottled 2002. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, dark fruits and malts. Pretty interesting and still drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (680) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Aroma is sweet Belgian candy sugar, dark fruit and fig. Taste is sweet dark fruitiness and Belgian sugars. Some raisin and buttermilk hints. Appearance is a murky amber with some moderate fruity sediment. The pearl bubbly head holds very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_sully (144) - - MAY 23, 2014
Dark ruby red and deep brown mix colour, sweet smell of raisins in the aroma. Raisins and plum taste, very sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KoNrRiI (467) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
0.75 bottle. Brown color with a reddish tinge and a small, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, a lot of dark fruits, spices, and malts. Rich taste of cocoa, dried fruits, caramel, a touch of alcohol, and a lot of spices. Medium body, creamy texture, and average carbonation. Finish is a more spiced-up version of the taste. Overall the beer is splendid, worthy of buying at every occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
750 ml bottle. Brown beer with a ruby tint - off white head. Aroma sweet, plums, raisins, ripe fruit and malt. Taste has sugar, plums, more sugar, dried fruits and alcohol. Way, way sweet. Should age nicely but not overly pleasant now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (358) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Mahogany brown with red here and there. Head is big and fluffy, like a cloud on top. Aroma has dried ripe fruits, some red berries, tannin. Taste has red berries, tannin, soft maltyness, brown sugar. Creamy soft texture with low carbonation. Excellent belgian strong ale, and for my taste this is a little better than the classic Gouden Carolus. Great beer.

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