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


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RATINGS: 1471   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.

Stldsf1's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Deep brown pour. Soft nuts and fruits - figs raisins, brown sugar. Very well balanced. Slight maltiness. Fantastic Belgian ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
2012 Bottle .... Opened with a nice pop .... Deep plum pour with a creamy off white head .... aroma is of caramel malts, chocolate and light roasted malts with a dark fruity yeast ... think plums and figs in the aroma with a light belgian candi sugar ..... taste is of dark fruits (plums/figs), chocolate, caramel malts with a very light roasted malt and belgian candi sugar .... carbonation is soft and it has a nice creamy mouthfeel and lightly bitter in the finish .... abv is hidden well .... has aged well and has everything you want in a belgian strong

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Etched glass bottle from backlog. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of toffee, raisin, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and spiced prune. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, aroma is sweet candied dates, taste is similar with a cherry alcohol finish, nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpkeskinen (153) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Drank from a plastic cup at a party. A dark, good looking beer with a sweet and smooth taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoNo (23) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
2013 Bottle 75 cl from systembolget. Dark brown to black. Medium size foam that is offr white. The aroma of hazelnuts, plums, vanilla syrup and toffee. Pleasant sweet and soft mouthfeel. A very enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cenzu (20) - - APR 11, 2014
the scent was edged by strong metal. a sweetness dominates the first taste but the strong alcohol resides for a long visit in the aftertaste.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (316) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
750ml 2013 years vintage brown corked and caked bottle, with a stylish looking golden lettered label, rated 11% ABV, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy dark mahogany with a medium sized thick tan head, that reduced slowly leaving some lacing. Aroma and flavour of dates, figs, prunes, toffee, caramel, raisins, dark muscovado and a hint of spices. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, syrup like oily sticky texture and soft carbonation. Overall a majestic beer with complex pleasant flavours dominated by caramel and dark fruits, a little too sweet but the alcohol is completely hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joakgust (760) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is spicy with notes of caramel, nuts, dried fruit, black cherries and spices. Flavor is spicy, with sweet notes of caramel, raisins, dried fruit and nuts. Sweet but balanced and incredibly well aged. Vintage 2010.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lambister (180) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to k0mpsa. Amber to brown color, small beige/white head. Aromas of plums, chocolate and sweet notes. Light roastness. Well balanced body with flavors following aromas, also some liqourice emerges. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (802) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Hysteriskt dammig flaska på Moeder Lambic. 2004. Fudgekola, russin och Coca cola i doften. Subtilt dammig i doften möjligen. Förvånansvärt tunn. Känns nog som att den toppar nu, definitivt inte längre lagring. Riktigt bra. Viss komplexitet med lite belgodrag. Klar kopparfärg

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