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


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RATINGS: 1730   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.

chris__hartley's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (393) - Ontario, - JAN 31, 2013
It pours copper with ruby highlights; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: soy sauce, toffee, alcohol, figs, pumpernickel, and nuttiness. The taste is heavy sweet and medium umami; there are notes of: soy sauce, figs, cough syrup, liquorice, candy-sugar, toffee, and molasses. The palate is full medium-full bodied, sticky, light carbonation, and a long finish. Overall, very well balanced for how sweet it starts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4029) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2016
0,75l bottle shared by lotheac @ Dungeon de Munde. Pours clear deep brown with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts with fruits and perhaps some sherry. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, sherry, alcohol and a hint of hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sonicexenia (1) - ponteranica, ITALY - AUG 22, 2016 does not count
agosto 2016, bevuta VDK del 2007 presso Dome di Nembro. Scurissima, con schiuma poco persistente, profumo deciso di frutta rossa, corpo medio, carbonazione lieve, finale morbido senza ossidazione, resta in bocca a lungo. Non stuccevole. Birra eccezionale ed entusiasmante

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (481) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
75 cl 2013 edition. Deep dark red with beige foam, dissipates quickly leaving slight lacings. Aroma is malty with vinous sourness, slight sweet nuances, dark fruit, coffee. Very complex. Taste is moderately sweet with strong malty notes, dark overiped fruit, slight vinous tones in the back preserving a certain freshness, finishes with warming round sweet flavours, slight alcohol, dryness. Big body with low carbo, fairly sharp bubbles. This is a mouthful, and damn good. Very rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1295) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle 75 cl. Deep red, clear with a nice creamy lightbrown head. Nice fruit, caramel, and sugar aroma. Sweet taste with light bitterness, nice fruit end, the alcohol is well hidden. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Tummanruskea kirkas olut melko pienellä mutta pysyvällä vaaleanbeigellä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa sokerista makeaa mallasta sekä vahvaa hedelmäisyyttä, ennen kaikkea luumua ja rusinaa. Taustalla lievää anismaisuutta. Maku ensimmäisellä otoksella vahvan sokerinen ja makea. Maku tuntuu jyräävän kaiken muun alleen. Alun makeuden jälkeen maku kuitenkin laajenee vahvaan luumuiseen hedelmäisyyteen. Maussa lisäksi siirappista makeutta, anista, lakritsia ja hapanta mausteisuutta. Melko täyteläinen suutuntuma, lämmittävä kokonaisuus, mutta alkoholi pysyy hyvin piilossa. Oikein laadukas olut jälleen kerran mainiolta panimolta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (2399) - CROATIA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle, 750 ml from Svijet Piva. Shared with Miro and JFK10000. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Malty, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate. Sweet. Complex, but not overly. Full bodied. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (1681) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Tap at the Answer. Dessert! Dark fruit, bready. Very sweet but clean- not cloying. A hint of bitterness to balance. I want more of this when its cold out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennethArd (442) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
The average score of vintage 2005, 2010 & 2015, all tasted 2016. 2005; Intense sweet fruit & brown sugar (10). Clear red/brown, with long lasting tanned head (5). Taste of sweet fruits (8). Medium body, sticky texture & average carbonation (4), 18. 2010; Oaky dried fruits (10). Black with foamy light brown head (5). Sirup sweet & dried fruits (10). Full bodied, oily texture & soft carbonation (5), 20. 2015; Dusty, discreet fruit (6). Clear red/brown, with long lasting tanned head (5). Sweet fruits with syrup finish (7). Medium body, sticky texture & lively carbonation (4), 16.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vitorchuairi (2) - - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
One of the greatest beers I have ever had. Perfect in every way. Great aroma, takes over the room. Balanced taste. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (797) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
Editie 2016. Mooi robijn rood/bruin bier. In eerste instantie een metalig aroma (bloed?) maar dat veranderde snel in rood fruit. Smaken van rood fruit, gedroogd fruit, pruimen, mout. Een flink zoet bier, maar heel lekker zoet, alcohol is bijna niet te proeven. Een prachtig bier. Binnenkort maar eens een paar flessen aanschaffen om te laten rijpen in de kelder.

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