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

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RATINGS: 1504   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.


wnp22's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, - JUN 24, 2008
Tasted while on a trip to Tysons Corner (Vienna) Virginia. Picked up at Whole Foods Vienna. Recommended to me by a very helpful and friendly store clerk. Sampled in a hermetically sealed plastic hotel glass...yum. Pours somewhat thick, massive head, thick and off white color. The underlying beer is a reddish brown with some clarity. Aroma is spicy, with hints of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, with a very candy like boldness. Finishes with a burnt caramel taste at the back of the tongue. Overall quite pleasant.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (72) - GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Dunkle Farbe mit kleinperligem Schaum. In der Nase Karamell, Rosinen, Rum und wuchtige Alkoholnoten. Am Gaumen Rosinen, Alkohol, Rum, süß und intensiv. Wärmend und mit schöner Kohlensäure-

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
An exceptional belgian dark ale. Complex and powerful. Lots of sweetness and malty richness. Dark fruit, apple, toffee, and sugar.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleksander9 (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
-2012 vintage- Pours a dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is cherry, toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar, baileys,noble hops, complex spicy Belgian yeast and some alcohol. Vinous, fruity and slick palate. Aftertaste is sweet cherry, spice, floral, toffee and a lingering spicy/dry alcohol finish. Overall: An excellent Belgian strong ale with cherry and vinous characters.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2014
it’s about as good as a beer can get. chocolate cherry cordials,roasted nuts, booze, and dark fruits, Amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AntoineGRD (34) - - JUN 27, 2014
La "Cuvée van de Keizer" est brassée tous les ans dès le 24 Février par la Brasserie Hetanker en Belgique, anniversaire de Charles Quint, dans une quantité limitée. La Cuvée Van de Keizer bleue est une bière brune, contrairement à la rouge qui est une bière blonde. Coifée d'une robe brune sombre et opaque, elle émerveillera n'importe quel amateur de bières avec ses arômes maltés, chocolatés et à la figue, ainsi qu'avec ses notes torréfiées de malt et caramel (même des notes de banane !) qui ne quitteront plus votre palais pendant de longues secondes. La Cuvée van de Keizer bleue est donc une bière belge de grande qualité, que vous pouvez laisser vieillir une année afin de la boire dans les meilleures conditions.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (597) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
750 ml 2012 edition, aged 2 years. Poured a heavily unfiltered deep brown with an average tan top. Taste of caramel, candied apples and dark fruit. Medium carbonation, medium sticky body. Alcohol is hidden exceptionally well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2014
75cl bottle at partial S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: fruity, sweet, nice, caramel. TASTE: fruity, nice and complex! Very nice, easily available beer in Belgium!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenkiGonzo (199) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Belgian Beer Weekend. Deep dark brown, tan head. Sweet plum and liquorice aroma. Taste is initially quite light, but then hit with a rollercoaster of plum, chocolate and caramel malts. And a massive hit of booze. What a drink!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1504) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4206) - 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.


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