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Gouden Carolus Easter Beer (2007-2009)

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


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Blond rich beer that is brewed each year during the easter period. It contains several types of malt and during brewing 3 herbs are added.
This pleasant golden blond beer is chosen for he who loves a richer, somewhat spicy and refreshing beer.

Disclaimer: This entry is for the vintages from Gouden Carolus Easter Beer from 2007 to 2009 onwards. Before it was a dark beer. In 2007 the recipe changed to a blond beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10037) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Mystery bottle that showed up in my beer fridge. Thanks to whoever you are. Vintage 2008 Lots of dark dried fruits, light spice, banana, brown sugar, cane syrup, raisin bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2014
04.10.2014, 0,75l bottle (2007 vintage) shared with friends:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, dried fruits, yeast, bubblegum, banana, honey, hay, candy sugar. Taste is slightly sweet, candy sugar, hay, yeast, almond essence, honey, heather, alcohol, caramel, paper, dried fruits, hints of banana. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, not bad for being this old...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1160) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
2009 bottle consumed in 2011. Light yellow orange pour with big white head. Aroma of Belgian banana wheat and slight hay. Taste was again a very mundane banana and herb thing which just didn’t do it for me. Slight oxidation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benfi (627) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Aromas are bubblegum and mellow berries with soft spices and lots of herbal notes. Some burnt caramel. Flavours are softy berries with some chocolate malts. Medicinal and herbal with cola and brown sugar. Toffee with some aniseed. Sticky ripe pear and earthy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (7067) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2012
2010 drink by. So I guess it is a 2007 bottle. Filthy deep gold, very cloudy, going to brown, with a low head. Big, malty nose, honey, biscuits, sweet orange and herbs. Luscious malt flavor, honey and citrus, bread and biscuits, apple, ripe pears, alcohol, spices. Much depth. Huge, full, silky palate but with just enough carbonation. Much fuller and complex flavor than any aged blonde I have had in years.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodenbach99 (3397) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Style et résumé: Belgian strong ale brassée pour pâques.
Comment: Bouteille de 750ml encore une fois merci Patrick.
Description: Cette bière était malheureusement un peu trop vielle, elle commence à se dégrader. La robe est jaune dorée. Le nez est quelque peu oxydé, il y a une touche de miel. La bouche est de miel, sucrée et bien sur oxydée. Du racio et des amandes grillées.
Note: 5/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3576) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Une bouteille poussiéreuse qui m’attendait dans le fin fond d’une cave. Donc, une certaine appréhension. Un liquide qui dévoile une robe orangée. Un col mousseux bien mince. C’est pardonnable. Un nez qui présente certainement quelques rides. Des malts doux qui compriment les autres parfums. Du sucre belge, indéniablement. L’impression d’un produit qui a connu un élevage oxydatif. Peut-être des épices et des fruits dans le fond de mon verre. Des saveurs qui sont pourtant loin d’être déplaisantes. Des malts qui tiennent le fort. Des saveurs vineuses qui sont touchées par les années. Une bouche encore bien vivante. Une texture douce dans un corps qui n’est pas trop mince. Une finale dans laquelle les vapeurs d’alcool transportent des pointes épicées. Tout compte fait, une bière capable de se défendre devant les inepties de certains brasseurs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1502) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 (750ml Vintage ). I passed out on a solitary 750ml this one after sessioning some dull IPA’s all night;
A bright aroma ...hop florals, spices , and its pretty damn rich , as the maltiness kisses your nose ....
A good honest Belgian Strong , a 4 beer score all night... dry on first sip , then a trapdoor toward robust 10% booze I payed for. Cloying sweetness in boozy accents =suggesting caramel , wood, then the complex twist toward fragrance ...and fruity oranges and spice, justa a little licorice ...
My kinda thang...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6833) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, dark dried fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, yeast, riasins, plums, spices. Full body, soft carbonation. 100309

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