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Gouden Carolus Easter Beer (-2006)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Disclaimer: This entry is for the vintages of Gouden Carolus Easter Beer from 2006 or before. This is a dark beer. From 2007 onwards the recipe changed to a blond beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
The original, dark version of this beer, with yellowish, moussy foam leaving pretty lacing on the edge of the glass and dark ruby red colour, clear. Powerful, typical Gouden Carolus aroma with lots of spices, impressions of star aniseed, mint, cherry liqueur, sherry, coughing candy, cloves and chocolate. Sweetish taste, resinous, bitterish spices, very light sourish touch, even a bit of salty ’drop’, light roasted bitterness in the end, bit astringent alcohol. Interesting, rich ale of the Scotch type, meanwhile revised to a blonde one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (524) - - MAY 3, 2014
Robijn rood donker bruin bier, helder met weinig schuim. Aroma is zoet zuur, caramel. Smaak is kruidig, vol zoet. Mooi bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (560) - - MAY 1, 2014
Pours a dark brown body with a thin head. A nice aroma with tones of candy. Rich taste with lots of flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2692) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Mooie donkerbruine kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt bijzonder, zoetig, kruiden, jagermeister, den, hoestdrank. Smaakt naar drop, kruiden, kauwgombal. Iets alcohol nasmaak. Kan er niet helemaal uit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rbcbessa (28) - rio de janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 29, 2013
Caramel, cereal, chocolate, floral, cereal, roasty, bubblegum, woody, coffee, roasty, chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2013
2005 bottle at Kulminator. Shared with 77ships. Pretty orange-amber color with a low head. Lots of raisin, caramel, and something like smoked cheese in the nose. Lightly oxidated. Tangy orange flavor, prune, raisin, treacle, again something like smoke cheese or even sausage., root beer. Oxidized but still in pretty nice shape.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2013
2005 Vintage 75 cl. bottle @ Kulminator shared with KyotoLefty. Pours a dark wood brown, almost mahogany with a surprisingly solid tanned head. Nose is sweet prunes, dark brown sugar, oxidation in good sherry quality. Taste is sweet prunes, jam, dark fruits jam, raisin, dark honey & overripe banana, spices, sweet herbs, good oxidation. Body is a bit thinned out but still holding up. Has aged very nicely as Gouden Carolus beers tend to unlike most beers despite what some might claim. A very nice brew, thx! for the introduction & split.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patxa (204) - MEXICO - AUG 2, 2013
Great smoked herbs aroma, with tan head and medium body. Not the best consistency. However, this beer has an outstanding dates, licorice and anise mix of flavors and a superb complex palate. No alcohol kick. Great belgian season ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
Shared a bottle of the 2005 with friends at Kulminator. Appearance is dark brown with a small pale head that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma is raisins, brown sugar, plums, touch of liquorice. Sweet and sticky on the palate,  low on the carbonation. Taste is raisins, candi sugar, caramel, dates, hint of licorice in the aftertaste. Another excellent bier in the Gouden Carolus selection.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4036) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
bread, toast, leather, rotten eggs, cooked vegetables, clove, vanilla, floral, golden, cloudy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,

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