Brouwerij Het Anker Reviews




SarkyNorthener
4.1
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Cuvée Sauvage
Bottle shared thanks to minutemat, cheers Mat. Cloudy yellow beer with small head. Aroma of lemon meringue and funk. Taste is lemon meringue, some tartness, a touch of salt and some sourness. Very good.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fin
3.7
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused
750ml bottle all to myself, picked up from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie consumed at Camping Corfewater, Pettern, Nord, Holland, Netherlands 27th September 2016 Pours reddy brown with a wonderful ruby glint in the right light, good clarity a mid sized light beige head sits atop. Very soft carbonation, lots and lots of vanilla, creamy and smooth the whisky is quite subtle. Easy drinking despite the abv, a little spicy and a touch sweet but really pleasant, can’t believe how oaky and vanilla laden this is, good beer. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

kermis
2.5
Anker Boscoulis (2010 - ...)
Bottle sampled at Delft Beer Festival. Hazy red with a light pink head. Aroma of sweet red berries, candied red fruits and strawberry milkshake. Flavour is heavy sweet. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. [28/08/2016]
Monday, September 26, 2016

RobinRamakers
4.3
Gouden Carolus Classic
Zeer verfrissend en fruitige smaak. Alhoewel het 9% is proef je de alcohol niet zo overdreven. Heeft award voor beste bier 2012 gewonnen.
Monday, September 26, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.8
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Cuvée Sauvage
Bottle from Minutemat cheers Matt shared during MTG; hazy golden yellow with a white head, aroma has lemon meringue pie, taste has lemon, sour, apple, hints of spice.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

DwarfeD
3.7
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Cuvée Sauvage
75cl bottle shared at home. Somewhat pale golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter and sour tones. Green apples, yeast, some herbs, tart, caramel and malts. Nice.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

fakebeersnob
3.1
Lucifer (2009 - ...)
Since moving to Utah, almost every Belgium beer I pour has an uncontrollable head. Unsure if it is an altitude thing, or maybe how it is shipped/stored - as Utah has the weird alcohol laws. Pours with a large head, and a darker-straw like color. Aroma is yeasty with a bit of pepper and clove. Taste is clove, pear, yeast...maybe a bit bubblegum. Coats the mouth. Low carbonation. It is good...but not too memorable. It won’t crack my list as a go to Belgium
Friday, September 23, 2016

alex_leit
3.9
Gouden Carolus Classic
Bottle. Mahogany-tan color, thin foam. Aroma: powerful esters and alcohols, dried fruits, candied jam, port wine. Taste: strong, malty, dried fruits and raisins, alcohols, but very soft, warming.
Friday, September 23, 2016

yourilevesque
3.9
Gouden Carolus Ambrio
Un bière belge aux allures de bière belge. Le liquide est bien ambré et surtout coiffé d’une arrogante mousse blanche qui s’estompe doucement, laissant des vestiges d’une infinie complexité sur mon ballon. Un nez qui ormis les levures belges de gomme ballounne, trahit des arômes de quelques épices sèches et de dentifrice? Oui de curieuses arômes mentholées se mêlent de la partie apportant fraîcheur au nez et en bouche. Belle rondeur en bouche provenant de malts adroitement grillés auxquels se mêlent des épices fines et encore, beaucoup de levures. Je ne porte aucune attention à l’alcool dans ce breuvage tant la rondeur et la finesse du liquide captent mon attention. Une bière forte que je me surprends à boire comme s’il s’agissait d’une session.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

mike_77
3.9
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red
Pale blond with bright, white head. Aroma and flavour have sweet fruits like banana and peach. Quite like candied dried fruit. The high alcohol gives a balance of dryness.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Night_Cap
4.1
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue
Bottle 750ml (2015) – cellared for 1 year. Served at room temperature. Pours a hazy burnt copper. Head is medium sized, foamy, beige and lasts well. Aroma is sweet and complex; lightly toasted wholemeal rolls, blackcurrants (strong), stewed plums (strong), dried currants, dried apricots, cooked brown sugar, cherry liquor chocolates, aniseed balls (red), dried leaves and rich pudding spices. Flavour is velvety smooth, sweet, and slightly vinous; virtually no bitterness at all; vintage port (strong), spiced prune paste (strong), overripe figs (strong), golden raisins, cassis, stewed rhubarb, rich chocolate truffles, cooked sticky brown sugar, a touch of golden syrup and hints of old red wine barrels in the finish. Full bodied with very soft carbonation, a velvety texture and a long finish. ABV is extremely well hidden. Would make for a perfect after dinner/desert beer.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Maarten1993
4
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red
Drank a 2015 bottle with Lennart in Cafe Jos 07-09-16. Sweet tripel. Interesting beer. Nice.
Monday, September 19, 2016

ludos68
4.4
Gouden Carolus Tripel
Colore arancio pallido. Schiuma bianca generosa e persistente. Aroma, dolce floreale e speziato e crosta di pane. In bocca, il corpo è morbido ed il gusto è sorprendentemente abboccato. L’alcol è presente ma molto discreto. L’attacco è dolce poi arrivano le note floreali e speziate ed un inatteso amaro di luppolo fresco, non invadente ma capace di bilanciare la dolcezza iniziale. Finale secco e piccante.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kittenbieer
3.8
Gouden Carolus Classic
Jolie robe brun-rouge avec une légère mousse ivoire . Des odeurs d’arômes maltés et fruités( figues, pruneaux, raisins..) Aspect un d’un vin liquoreux en début de dégustation avec l’alcool qui se fait sentir. En fin de bouche apparaît le houblon avec une agréable douceur. Excellente bière riche et bien équilibrée!
Saturday, September 17, 2016

appiantiqua
3.8
Gouden Carolus Classic
Dégustée dans un verre calice Maredsous. Robe brun sombre avec une mousse de persistance moyenne. Nez qui révèle des arômes de raisin, vin rouge et levure. Le goût ajoute des notes de prunes, cerises et chocolat le tout dans un bel équilibre. L’arrière bouche est légèrement sur l’alcool et raisonnablement sucrée. Une très bonne bière!
Saturday, September 17, 2016

markextrae
3.7
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Cuvée Sauvage
sample from bottle, poured a murky deep yellow to golden colour with a white head on top. nose of light crisp malts, citrus, sour granny smith apples, light apricot, yeast, light coriander herbal notes from the gouden carolus, sour lambic taste, light tartness, lime, taste has more of the gouden carolus, but the boon lambic adds a verry nice twist to it. nice and subtle sourness finish, a little dry and a bit of a lack of some bodie. overall nice and refreshing
Thursday, September 15, 2016

darbeer75
3.1
Gouden Carolus Classic
Aroma: very malty with few belgian spices; Appearance: rich dark brown/cola colored with off white head that dissipates fairly slowly; Taste: follows nose, with too much malt for my taste, which is disappointing; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, malty finish. Overall: not what I was hoping for. Would not buy again.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

tsd08460
4.6
Gouden Carolus Tripel
Bottle from Cork & Fork in Gainesville, VA Aroma: caramel, floral, honey, tropical fruit Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious
Sunday, September 11, 2016

drmet
3.3
Gouden Carolus Ambrio
L: -pours a cloudy,glowing amber with a huge,frothy,offwhite head -high carbonation visible -big chunks of yeast settling at the bottom of the glass S: -not reallly willing to open up -bready,caramel,sugar,earthy,slight funk,iced coffee,grainy, tea T: -also very subdued -caramel,toffee,bready,strawberries,faint coffee,plums F: -low to medium carbonation -medium body -alcohol noticeable O: One thing about these Gouden Carolus Beers is, that they are quite different from eachother. This at times seemed like a Blend of English Brown Ale & Flamish Red. Unfortunately, this didn’t want to open up.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

GothGargoyle
4.1
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused
Brown with a good tan head. Aroma is raisin, brown sugar, hint of whisky, fig, caramel, hint of anise. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a hint of booze on the finish. Taste is raisins, whisky, caramel, fig, brown sugar. Yum
Saturday, September 10, 2016

ALIBALI
4
Gouden Carolus Classic
Dunkle,schwer, sehr süß und daher auch elixierartig. In der Nase was angeröstetes und viel Gewürz/Kräuteraroma. Definitiv ein Winter/Kaminbier. 0,25l/? vom Hahn im CAFE DE KLIKSPAAN in Groningen.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

sccp1910
4.5
Gouden Carolus Tripel
Aroma super agradável, cor dourada e espuma branca. Sabor bem balanceado, com certo adocidado em seu final.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Dahlstrom
3.8
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue
750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Cloudy dark amber with a small off-white head. Strong malty aroma of caramel, syrup bread, brown sugar, resin, rasins, plums and yeast. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body, with a slick texture. Low carbonation. Low bitterness.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

tsd08460
4.6
Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas)
Bottle from Cork & Fork in Gainesville VA Aroma: licorice, caramel, dark fruits Appearance: clear mahogany with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious
Thursday, September 08, 2016

kapusil
4.3
Gouden Carolus Tripel
0.33l bottle. Slightly hazy orange body, white head. Aroma and of bread, honey, orange zest, banana, grapes and some medicinal and grassy hops. Sweet and fruity tripel. I like it a lot.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Finn
3.3
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused
Flaske 750ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Drukket på Øverhøgda i selskap med Egil. Amber. Middels høyt skum som daler raskt. Lett whiskyaroma. Smaken behagelig. Mest mandler - men whiskypreget ligger behagelig i bakgrunnen. Alkoholen godt kamuflert.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

chromeotaphor
4
Maneblusser
Muffig fris zurend aroma met hinten van citrus. Aantrekkelijk wolkige volle schuimkraag met een fel ei citrus gele kleur. Zurige bitter die vol en licht romig smaakt, lekker bruisend. Verfrissend redelijk vol van smaak, aanradertje.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Hopmaestro
3.5
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused
Aroma is malty and dark fruits. Wet wood and oak. Taste is wooden whisky, yeasty with spices and raisin. Alcohol. A little bit too sweet and "out of balance".
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

mariuspoenari
4
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue
75cl bottle. Dark mahogany pour with a medium height, fine-grained beige head with good retention. Notes of chocolate, dried fruit (plums, raisins, figs), toffee, molasses, sherry, cherries, caramel. Medium to full bodied, soft mouthfeel, low carbonation and a sticky-sweet finish.
Monday, September 05, 2016

hamilton_w
4.1
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
Sweet malt and fruity aroma. Hazy amber, big head, with a Belgian lace. Medium sweet and bitter, alcohol notes. Medium body, bitter aftertaste, slick texture.
Sunday, September 04, 2016

pumpkinhead2
4.2
Gouden Carolus Tripel
Bière jaune-orangée, bien voilée avec particules visibles, effervescence élevée, et surmontée d’un col blanc immaculé, pas tellement large, mais très dense, très mousseux, cotonneux même, collant et résistant. Arômes de pain frais, pâtisserie, sucre brut et miel, avec beaucoup de fruits du verger (pomme, pêche, poire…) et quelques esters fruités (banane, mangue et encore poire!). Par moment, les effluves semblent plus rôtis, céréale rôtie à tendance noisette, voire même malt fumé à tendance charcuterie. Aussi, odeur de houblon qui semble principalement herbacé (gazon, feuille verte, un peu herbes aromatiques…) mais également floral, et on note quelques nuances de boisé, d’épices (clou de girofle et poivre) et de vanille dans les arômes. Nez très agréable, très intéressant, complexité et intensité élevées! En bouche, pétillement plutôt faible sur la langue, onctuosité élevée au palais, le breuvage est rond, moelleux, velouté, soyeux et légèrement éthylique. Au goût, entrée maltée de pain frais, pâtisserie, sucre brut et miel, avec, comme le nez l’annonçait, beaucoup de fruité venant conjointement du malt et des esters. Pomme, pêche, banane, mangue… mais surtout de la poire! Le houblon demeure plus en retrait et semble davantage floral qu’au nez, et accompagne le dégustateur jusqu’à une finale relativement sèche à l’amertume plutôt légère mais tout de même bien sentie, alcool perceptible mais fort bien intégré. Tout comme au nez, les saveurs semblent par moment plus grillé et rôti avec bonne tendance noisette… et même légèrement fumé, charcuterie, boisé, épices, vanille… Ça apporte une impressionnante richesse au breuvage! Excellente intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, très bon goût, complexité et intensité en bouche bien élevées. Excellente bière!
Friday, September 02, 2016

ardeo
3.7
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue
75 cl. Bière très intéressante où le sucre et l’alcool dominent. Les arômes de prunes, de raisin et de caramel sont vraiment agréables. La bouche est plaisante, ronde et apporte des sensations fraîches. Mais l’alcool est vraiment trop dominant de l’ensemble !
Friday, September 02, 2016

martythesmarty
3.2
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue
Bottle. Pours brown with white/gray head. Really sweet with notes of chocolate, cinnamon, clove.
Friday, September 02, 2016

Gespuccian
3.9
Gouden Carolus Tripel
Nose is banana, spice, breads. Pours golden yellow, a finger of head. Taste is sweet, but bready and some spice. Palate sets it apart. Smooth, with light effervescence. Some booze. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 01, 2016

dnstone
4
Gouden Carolus Classic
Spiced cough-syrup sweet aroma. Murky brown-red color with a sudsy white head. Cherry and spiced sweet flavors.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

stijnemans90
3.2
Maneblusser
Prima biertje van het vat. Duidelijke tonen van citrus en vrij steek in koolzuur. Al met al lekker fris.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

deanso
2.7
Anker Boscoulis (2010 - ...)
Bottle sampled at the Delft beer festival. Medium creamy pink head. Hazy pink red pour. Sweet artificial taste.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

jybi
4.5
Gouden Carolus Tripel
La Gouden Carolus Tripel serait brassée depuis 1491 et pour être précis, à son origine, élaborée pour les chevaliers de la toison d’or. En versant le fameux breuvage dans mon calice, je me voyais en effet très bien en chevalier à la recherche de son Graal, et tout d’abord par la noblesse certaine que présente la Gouden Carolus Tripel en verre. Sa couleur est d’un superbe blond doré, et elle est dotée d’une très forte effervescence et d’une mousse blanche abondante et homogène. Au nez, les flaveurs sont largement citronnées, arrondies par des effluves de blé et corsées par une pointe de coriandre. A la dégustation, c’est l’impression de puissance qui prédomine. Après une première attaque, fraîche sur le citron et le blé, la seconde attaque, sur l’amertume et le houblon, est d’une corpulence exceptionnelle. Les arômes, liquoreux, de sauternes et riesling vendanges tardives, sont particulièrement développés. L’alliance malt, houblon et levure joue à merveille. La finale, longue, vous fait alors apprécier toute l’amertume de cette bière. Les 9 % Abv sont largement adoucis par un taux de sucre important. Ceci pourrait expliquer le conseil de dégustation à 7°C, température particulièrement basse et donc surprenante. En dégustant la Gouden Carolus Tripel à température ambiante, comme me l’a récemment conseillé un sage zythologue, celle-ci vous laissera découvrir toutes ses saveurs et sa complexité. Cependant la présence d’un fort taux de sucre résiduel vous laisse une impression sucrée marquée en lèvre et en fin de dégustation une bouche pâteuse. Dommage....je vais me remettre à la recherche de mon Graal.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

ninecats
4
Gouden Carolus Tripel
75 cl bottle. Hazy hayish yellow, huge white head with tons of lacings. Aroma is citrus, medium sweet malty notes, grass, hay, slight yeasty and fruity bananish notes. Very clean nose. Taste is medium sweet with malty sweet notes, fruit and even slight vanilla, citrus in the front, yeasty spicy notes, slight alcohol and a dry finish. Medium to big body, medium carbo. Very clean, punchy and gentle at the same time.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hamirubi
3.2
Gouden Carolus Classic
33cl bottle at Sportbar Time Out, Waarschoot (24 VIII 2016). Listed on the beer map as "Carolus Donker". This is the "classic" Malines brown ale, which has already yielded worldwide recognition and hence global beer awards. The appearance is a lovely smooth black ale with reddish gloom. On top there is a quite long lasting, yellow pale beige coloured collar. The brew already has a kind off sticky body - which looks appealing. The nose contains huge amounts of malts, a lingering bitterness, dish water and a coffee backbone. These coffee flavoures actually are downtuned towards a cup of watery, weak coffee. Also, the nose is flavoured with keen yeast features, brown sugar, and some cellar, dust, dirt and even turf notes - making this a truly Belgian styled brown ale. Apart from the interesting coffee touch, I would not value this ale as an appealing world-class brew. I’m glad the taste is the trump card for this Gouden Carolus Classic. The mouthfeel is rather medium than heavy sweet, with a firm dextrose hint. One can even discover standard sugar cubes, making the sweetness rather artificial. The body itself does not account for a super strong backbone. The malts have a crisp grains feeling, on the tongue there is a certain degree of oxydation: I know this brew can age very well, yet I would drink this bottle fresh without metallic annoyances. The mouthfeel also has a fruityness, alas with a too abrupt finish, but it is allright. Think of dry fruit, blue berries even, unripe strawberries. Almost too subtle, there are sour dashes present. The warming alcohol feature is perfectly balanced, built around the taste sensation. All in all, this wellknown brew is not top notch. But the looks and taste aren’t bad, for sure, with well balanced coffee and fruity aspects.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

mikske79
4.3
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red
De geur is enorm rijk, zeer lekker. Heel lichte kleur. De smaak is schitterend, trekt wat op orval.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

undercurrent25
3.3
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused
Taste is yeasty and of candy/Blackpool rock. Heavy and oily on the palate. Tasted at Gents Bier Festival 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

shoulderbroken
4.3
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused
Bottle. Lovely. Aroma is rich, malty, bit fruity, only touch of whisky. Toffee, light chocolate, creamy sweetness. Tiny hint of whisky, no hint of the strength. Great stuff.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

drmet
4.3
Gouden Carolus Classic
L: -pours a clear brown with ruby tinges and a big,foamy,sand-coloured head -low to medium carbonation visible S: -caramel,toffee,strawberries,chocolate,plums,nutty T: -caramel,toffee,sugar,chocolate,tea,nutty,syrupy,raisins,cola F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body -no alcohol detectable O: Tastes more like an English Strong Ale rather than a typical Belgian Dark. I really like this.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kavu
4.1
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue
0,75l bottle shared by lotheac @ Dungeon de Munde. Pours clear deep brown with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts with fruits and perhaps some sherry. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, sherry, alcohol and a hint of hops. Excellent.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

mike_77
3.6
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused
Clear brown. Aroma and flavour have plenty of sweet malts and touches of vanilla. It seems fairly simple but is well balanced and easy to drink.
Monday, August 22, 2016

sonicexenia
4.4
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue
agosto 2016, bevuta VDK del 2007 presso Dome di Nembro. Scurissima, con schiuma poco persistente, profumo deciso di frutta rossa, corpo medio, carbonazione lieve, finale morbido senza ossidazione, resta in bocca a lungo. Non stuccevole. Birra eccezionale ed entusiasmante
Monday, August 22, 2016

koleminer20
3.7
Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas)
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for the damn book. 2014 vintage. The pour is a light black with hints of garnet and ruby shining through. There is a large cream colored head that falls down to a thin film leaving some good lacing. The aroma is really interesting. There is a bright fruitiness and a big spice. This is definitely like a potpourri thing. The spiciness, the fruitiness and a light molasses. The flavor is extraordinarily floral. This is like drinking nectar and chewing on flower petals. Christ. This tastes like I just stole the little flower girl’s basket and threw down because I was high. The floral is just too much. There is a decent spice and a light fruit, but you’re not touching the flowers. The mouth feel is a little thicker and nicely carbonated with a lingeringly sweet molasses and floral finish. Not awful.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

ebone1988
3.7
Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas)
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. 2014 vintage. Aroma is fruity, spice, malt, potpurri, floral, molasses, sweet and nice. Appearance is brown red, light light tan head, hazy. Taste is fruity, floral, very floral, some spice, some figs and other dark fruit, but mostly it tastes like a basket of potpourri. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, floral dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, this would be better if it wasn’t so flowery.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

PowY
3.7
Gouden Carolus Classic
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt along with some solvent and very little yeast. Full body with low carbonation and heavy (maybe a little too much) sweetness and rather alcoholic. Taste of roasted malt, molasses and sugar melon. Very characteristic beer.
Saturday, August 20, 2016