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

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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


sitzds' rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - FEB 14, 2014
750ml bottle poured into a shaker pint. Three fingers of tan head settle to a nice cap and patches of lace leave evidence of the once great height. The beer is dark drown and mostly clear with sediment coming with later (or less gentle) pours. Aroma contains raisins, fig, caramel, cherries, and alcohol. Taste is sweet with molasses, candi sugar, dark fruits, and raisins. There is some spicy and mildly hoppy bitterness as well. Certainly a boozy burn on the swallow, but it doesn’t detract. Medium-full body, lots of creamy carbonation, creamy texture, semi-dry finish that allows the residual sugars to leave their mark.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
750 ml bottle
Brown to ruby red beer with blonde big head. Aroma has anise, Belgian yeast, sugar, toffee, dark fruits and raisin. Flavor has sugary and toffeey sweetness with raisin and dark fruits. Quite full palate with quite strong carbonation. Very little bitterness but long aftertaste with dark sugar, toffee, raisin and Belgian yeast. A nice sweet dessert beer for slow sipping, Alcohol does not come through at all.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (511) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Hopduvel. Nutty brown, quite a decent head which lasts for a while. Nose is caramel, almond, hazlenut, alcohol, brown sugar, smells lovely. Taste is lots of caramel, hazle nuts, brown sugar, syrup, very sweet. Lovely beer, one of the best Belgian strongs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby reddish brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, spices. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, red berries (strawberry, raspberry, cranberry), brown sugar. Finish is caramel, brown sugar, warming alcohol feel and port wine. Lingering spices, pepper, menthol and tobacco. Full body, boozey mouthfeel, average to strong carbonation. Very heavy, but so good!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (644) - - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 11% - Uitstekend biertje destijds gedronken - Compliment aan de brouwerij- en brouwmeester - Sluit erg goed bij de smaken die ik zoek in zo'n bier - Vandaar de hoge beoordeling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Freaky_tiki (636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle from Danforth LCBO obtained without realizing what I had picked up until I got home & ratebeered it. Man, people like this stuff. Pours chestnut brown with a thin slice of foam on top. It’s a slow sipper, with a bowl of fruit - apples, plums, pears -- flavour profile & a candy store sugar load out. It’s pretty fantastic. Warming & boozy at 11% but the booze is pretty stealthy here. Two complaints: too sugary (carbonate it some more & it could be on the soda side of things) & a little thin in the mouth. This bottle should be shared with a friend but I’m taking care of it solo as I fight mages in Skyrim.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
750ml bottle from LCBO, Greektown in Toronto, ON. 11,0% Alc./Vol. Pours an opaque ruby brown colour with half of finger of tanned head. Wine - like aroma with lots of fruity notes such as apples, grapes, pears and some plums. Taste is complex and surprisingly sweet. Not as fruity as the aroma but caramel and tofee are pronounced. Very high carbonation does not get in the spectacular flavour. (Unlike Chimay Red)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kolymaTram (14) - brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2014
drank it next to a "westy 12" - this one is just "party" in aftertase. Worth every point it gets here. "One of our belgian wonders".

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (645) - HUNGARY - NOV 25, 2014
1.5l bottle. Reddish dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, cloves, booze and dark fruits. There are a lot of things going on in the taste. Figs, reisins, ripe banana, cloves, caramel, chocolate and some fruity hops in the end. Truly awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachneger (326) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Donker bruin kleurig bier met een crème kleurige schuimkraag. Smaak zoet van rozijnen en banaan rozenbottel.Geur zoet (mier zoet) gedronken met Bryan

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1498) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (2014 Vintage). Dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of graham cracker and faint flowers. Taste of raisin, apple, brown sugar, caramel, and plums. Well balanced, alcohol well-integrated. Great beer!


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