Brouwerij Het Anker Reviews


dchad56
Gouden Carolus Classic 2.7
Bottle - dark reddish brown with just small lacing on sides - no real head. Little carbonation, ok mouthfeel. Sweet caramel aroma. A beer to sip - good lasting taste, port wine consistency but again a strong Belgium with, for me, a too alcoholic after taste - just not my style.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Skinnyviking
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.5
75 cl. champagne cork bottle. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear ruby body. Powerful wineous alcohol dominated (whisky) aroma. Spicy smooth grass whisky flavor with a low carbonation and a long finish.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

wedgie9
Gouden Carolus Tripel 3.2
Tasted on 4/29/16 from a capped 330mL bottle purchased at Frugal. Pours lightly hazy golden orange with a massive, smooth white head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is sweet bread and caramel, a touch of honey, with a very distinctive lavender note, and some lightly earthy yeast. The flavor is a ton of honey up front, much more spice than on the nose, lavender, and bread. The body is medium with massive carbonation and a long spicy, lavender, and hot finish.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

fordest
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 3.5
Draft at the Quad Alehouse for my birthday. Decent head. Aroma were classic spicy/fruity Belgian. Hoppy flavors gave it that difference they were looking for. No bad
Friday, April 29, 2016

caesar
Gouden Carolus Ambrio 3.2
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB 02/12/18, large sample. Almost clear amber color, big frothy head. Aroma of spicy hop, bit green apple, coriander, slight flowery hop, hint of caramel. Bit sweet caramel in taste, soft grassy and spicy bitterness, soft to medium spicy. Ok.
Friday, April 29, 2016

lello4ever
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 3.6
Bionda, torbida, bel cappello di schiuma bianca pannosa. Aroma interessante di lievito, agrumi, banana e frutta. Carbonazione medio alta. Bevuta per nulla pesante nonostante un buon grado alcolico. Malto, frutta, una discreta nota amara su una base dolce. Piacevole.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

sebletitje
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 4.1
Bouteille 75cl, BB end 2025. Couleur acajou, col généreux et crémeux blanc-cassé, léger huileux au verre. Arôme offre un nez modéré de whisky avec un léger boisé perçant en rétro, certaine douceur vanillée perce tout en gardant une approche assez belge au niveau des esters - touche de banane avec un côté flocons de noix de coco, fin citronné. Palais est complexe sans pour cela que les 11% soit trop perturbant. Retrouve un généreux fruité noir rappelant les dates, figues, sucre brun, malt caramel, grillé. Le whisky est appréciable surtout que l’on parle de la distillation propre ŕ Anker ajoute une dimension agréable sans pour cela devenir trop dominante. Reprend la base solide de Carolus mais avec un ajout intéressant de cask qui ne dénature pas la base et l’aide ŕ conserver son côté belge renforcé par des malts grillé, fin choco, et plein de fruits noirs.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

hawthorne00
Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas) 3.9
Bottle. Deep brown with a light tan head that mysteriously fades to ivory over the course of the bottle. Aroma of dried fruits, dough, spices - ginger, anise, nutmeg, licorice. Faintly rummy. Neither all that sweet nor all that heavy. More dried fruit than dough or bread and more licorice and spices than that. A bit too spiced for me, but there’s a depth to the blend and the clean (says it’s bottle conditioned but I’m not so sure) and _relatively_ dry malt flavours make it somehow elegant. BB 9/17 and might well have improved. Just wins you over with quality.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beerhunter111
Gouden Carolus Classic 3.5
33cl bottle. Pours clear dark reddish brown colour with a huge good lasting beige head. Aroma of dark maltt, red fruits, caramel and some nuts. Taste of dark mild roasted malt, caramel, nuts, some chocolate and red fruits.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Beerhunter111
Gouden Carolus Ambrio 3.5
33cl bottle. Pours clear deep amber colour with a huge good lasting off-white head. Aroma of mild red fruits, belgian yeast and spices. Taste of strong toasted malt, red fruits, caramel, yeast, warmy finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mysterejeremy
Gouden Carolus Tripel 4.5
Plein de saveurs pour cette triple Belge. Encore un plaisir gustatif abordable. Merci la bičre.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Evilman
Gouden Carolus Classic 4.1
Carolus Classic is definitely a good choice to anyone who likes strong beers with emphasis on wine-like flavors. One of the beers that you remember amongst others. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Evilman
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 3.5
Good one overall, not especially remarkable as it lacks what makes the Classic and Tripel so great, but still a very decent beer. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !
Sunday, April 24, 2016

sdmmb
Gouden Carolus Ambrio 3
Drunk from 75 cl bottle bought from Delhaize. Amber beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, April 24, 2016

FunkyF
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.8
Flaska frĺn SB Mörkt brunröd med beige skum. Doft av karamell och kola med lite whiskey och belgisk jäst. Söt smak med kola och värmande alkohol.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Inoven
Gouden Carolus Tripel 3.2
Flesje bij Bart en Hillig gedronken. Lekker bitter geurend. Goudgeel, ruim schuimend bier. De smaak is hoppig en fruitig. Nasmaak is hoppig, fruitig en zoet.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

yy0pp
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red 4
Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma - Yeast, caramel, apples. Taste - Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, toffee, caramel, apple, alcohol.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

jampura
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 4.5
Aijaijai, vaahto siirappia ja makea olut täyttää makunystyrät. Ei mitään liikaa.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

GoufCustom
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 4


750 ml cork bottle ‘2014 vintage’ opened with loud ‘pop’ bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Cloudy hazy deep ruby red colour with a layer of yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and light beige foam which last for 1 minute; Beautiful sticky lacing with active small carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet dark malt, with Brandy-like liquor, strong liquorices, strong plums, figs, sugar, spices, bread, strong Bel yeast and lemon.

Taste: Strong sweet dark malt, with strong caramel, light toffee, dark fruits, light red fruits, syrup, light spices, light bread, strong Bel yeast, lemon, light bitter hops and light grass.

Body: Full body. Oily, creamy and very slick palate.

Mouth feel: Solid dark maltyness in a thick and very smooth background. Strong caramel followed by pretty strong dark fruits and touches of red fruits. No apparent boozy taste so common with strong Belgian Dark, amazing! Syrupy sweet but in a nice, slightly nectar-ish manner. Yeasty with moderate lemon to round. Very nice!

Booze: Strong in Brandy-like aroma, the 11.0% alcohol is completely hidden in taste, even liquorices is very light. This is art!

Hoppiness: Spices and lemon in nose. Lemon and light grass in taste. Bitterness is moderately low for a lasting, fairly low astringent sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Creamy, sweet and light bitter to mouth.

Comments: Compares to hard hitters like Chimay Blue, Piraat, Bush de Noël, etc., this one has the heavy liquor-ish attribute in aroma, yet surprisingly booze-less in taste, makes it very easy to drink if you dig the strong syrupy sweetness. Rather straight forward in taste but taster friendliness is the key. Excellent!

P.S.: What a way to celebrate my 1400th ratings!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

kryon
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.8
Pours clear copper brown with low Aromas of honey, burned sugar, dried fruits, wood, hints of spices Taste has honey, syrup, cherries, toffee, dried fruits, hints of caramel Very sweet, no bitterness, low to medium carbonation
Friday, April 22, 2016

Borresteijn
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.8
75cl Bottle from Vonk. Deep dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of candy, alcohol, light booze, hint of cocoa, dark malts, some dark fruits. Flavour is sweet, dark fruits, molasses, booze, candy, light vanilla, bittersweet boozy finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Good.
Friday, April 22, 2016

TychoJames
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 4
Flaska systembolaget. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad med beiget skum. Doft av bränt socker, torkad frukt och fat. Fyllig smak med smörkola, russin, äpple och sirap. Välkolsyrad med komplex munkänsla
Friday, April 22, 2016

arkanu
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 4
Really good strong Belgian beer: alcohol is nicely masked around fruity notes with hints of coriander. Aftertaste is just perfect, not too bitter, but still full of hops. Looks and feels like it should!
Thursday, April 21, 2016

jackafholmes
Gouden Carolus Tripel 4.5
Bottle from bruxelles, leicester. Clear golden. Aromabis lemongrass, coriander and honey. Taste is sweet and crisp and bitter. Mild carbonation and full bodied. Very ace.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mesjasz
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 3.7
Butelka. Rocznik 2001. Piwo jednak troche stracilo na leżakowaniu lub slabsza warka niż pity dawniej 2013.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

edgallow
Gouden Carolus Easter Ale (2010+) 3.8
750ml bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, yeast and grains. Taste is licorice, fruit, grains and caramel.
Monday, April 18, 2016

goofy34
Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas) 4.3
Odeur de pain d’épices et ŕ la dégustation pas de surprise du réglisse, de l’anis des épices...je parle męme pas de la couleur magnifique..C’est bičre c’est de la bombe...je l’attends Noël avec impatience
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Japalo
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.7
Bottle@home with Bolton. Clear light Walnut Brown. Vanille sweet caramalte. Toffee. Apples. Heavy body. Complex. NOT Much wiskey flavours. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, April 17, 2016

JefVerstraete
Anker Maneblusser Lente 2.9
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Clear golden colour, lots of white creamy foam. Sweet malty with lots of yeastiness. Harsh bitter finish. Unbalanced. Not very good.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Beardbeerman
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 4.6
Pours a dark amber with a fiery hue, topped by a generous creamy tanned head showing great retention and lacing properties. The nose is sweet, nutty, caramel malts, booze, earthy hops and vanilla. The taste is liquorish, vanilla, sweet caramel malts and earthy hops. Full-bodied ale with a smooth and creamy texture.Earthy finish. Very interesting. Cheers!
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nisse666
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.9
Big bottle from local SB cons 2016-04-16 Göteborg AR: marzipan, yeasty, caramel, rasins, AP: dark amber, frothy being foam nice legs F: caramel, rasins, dadels, thiny peary, marzipan, sugary warming feeling, nice
Saturday, April 16, 2016

GoufCustom
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red 3.9


750 ml cork bottle ‘2014 vintage’ opened with loud ‘pop’ bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Cloudy hazy orange honey colour with a ring of yeast sediments; Two and a half finger head and crumpety white foam which last for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with banana, pears, light apples, strong candied fruits, vanilla, alcohol, sugar, bubblegum, bread and strong Bel yeast.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet malt, with caramel, cherries, red fruits, alcohol, medium liquorices, light metallic, sugar, spices, white bread, strong Bel yeast, strong lemon, strong herbs, medium bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to full body. Creamy and very slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Solid maltyness in thick background, very smooth and creamy. Pretty good red fruitness and some caramel, with strong booze in driving seat. Sweetness is strong but not cloying, with fairly strong spices and strong herbal lemon to round. Simple and nice!

Booze: the 10% is very well presented and managed, never domineering at any point with only slightly warming hint. Liquorices is notable but not overwhelming like most BSAs. Excellent!

Hoppiness: Absent in aroma. Spices, strong lemon, strong herbs and grass in taste; Bitterness combines with liquorices has strong herbal influence for a lasting, mid-to-high astringent sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy, spicy and boozy to mouth.

Comments: This one has strong malt, very creamy with excellent fruity aroma, strong but neat sweetness, well-hidden booze, and a very herbal citrusy finish. Like the rest of Gouden Carolus series, this one is straight forward strong Blond and doesn’t disappoint. A beauty!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hopverdju
Gouden Carolus Classic 3.8
Kastanjebruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: karamel, donker fruit. Smaak: zoet, overrijp fruit, peren, luikse stroop, wat chocolade en sinaasappel. Volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zoet.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Chudwick
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.7
Bomber batch #2 released winter 2015 - nose is leafy, vanilla, and toffee. Sip adds old man candy, booze and Werthers candy. Complex and sweet. Would make for a great ingredient or accompaniment to a decadently exquisite dessert, perhaps cręme brűlée. For some reason I was expecting more whisky. Definitely save this for dessert and not tailgating in 90+ weather. A sipper. Flat. Perhaps too young.
Friday, April 15, 2016

lbianchi66
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 4.3
Robe jaune abricot et opaque. La mousse et épaisse et tient bien, un voile crčme se forme en dessous. Arômes agrumes, fruits jaunes. Goűt résines, agrumes, banane. On reste sur les esters de banane. Texture crémeuse. Excellent.
Friday, April 15, 2016

bonkiedeaap
Anker Maneblusser Lente 3.6
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is yellow colored and has a large staying white head. The aroma is with notes of malts, a lot of fruits like citrus, vanilla, flowers, grass and spices. Taste is light sweet, malty and with fruits. It changes into a spicy bitterness with also floral notes. Finish is dry, medium bitter and very refreshing.
Friday, April 15, 2016

josanguapo
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red 4.7
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Shared with Carlos. With cheese & pizza. Amazing in nose and delicious taste, very smooth and tasty, with a very pleasant sweetness. Alcohol well hidden
Thursday, April 14, 2016

tricksta_p
Anker Maneblusser Lente 3.4
Bottle at home. Aroma is floral, pale malt, straw, fruity notes, spicy notes, a bit yeasty and grassy. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a hint of sourness. Medium bodied. Surprisingly good Heller Bock.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dermi
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 3.8
75 cl, bottled. Vintage 2016. BB 14/01/2026. Pours nearly clear red with a pretty decent head. Aroma: Toasted notes, nuts. Spices. Taste: Quite sweet. Toffee, malt, caramel. Spruce. Spicy tones. Red berries. Festival feel, i.e. yule day. Some pleasant mild bitterness. Syrupy overall. Palate: Medium, quite thick body. Syrupy texture. Mämmi. Some mild bitterness in the end. Pleasant peppery notes in the end. Coffee. Enjoyably complex. Good but syrupy. Sipper. Interesting material for maturation.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ramboraffe
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.5
750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy copper with off white head. Caramel sweetness, with toffee, candy, syrup, nuts and vanilla whisky. Semi sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

VDuquerroux
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red 3.1
Bottle, 75cL. @Naintré with my dad. A yellow-brown opaque hazy beer with a big foamy white head ; good retention and lacing. Fruits (pear, light peach), flower, herb, biscuit, alcohol. Medium to heavy sweet, round, warming heavy ; bitter note. Full body, silky texture, average carbonation, warming sugary fruity finish. Overall, ok fruity sweet warming belgian ale ; too sugary and "heavy".
Monday, April 11, 2016

KoNrRiI
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.9
0.75 bottle. Clear, dark brown color with a crimson hue and a medium, off-white head of good retention. Aroma of barrels, dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, marzipan or biscuits, alcohol, and perhaps some whisky. Taste is sweet, very fruity, whisky and barrels are both amazingly prominent. A full body, a creamy texture, and an almost flat carbonation. Finish is long, reintroduces brown sugar, warm from alcohol but does not smack of it. All in all the beer is very good, tasty, pleasant, slightly spicy - not the best barrel aged brew I had but it is certainly palatable.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

AdolfoCC
Gouden Carolus Tripel 3.9
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar con algunos destellos naranjas, turbia, se observa moderada actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma blanca, copiosa de buena retención, burbujas compactas con algunas abiertas. AROMA: notas de miel, notas de frutos amarillos, cítricos, notas de naranja, lúpulo herbal discreto. SABOR: la maltosidad resalta, aroma a grano y miel, algunas notas de especias, notas de frutos amarillos, cítricos, muy muy agradable, por ahí predominando de entre todos la naranja; al retrogusto amargor ligero, seco, no astringente, se percibe el alcohol y deja una sensación de calor en la garganta agradable. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo moderado ligero, carbonatación media alta. RESUMEN: excelente representante del estilo, una cerveza muy buena.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

AdolfoCC
Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas) 3.2
ASPECTO: de color marrón profundo casi negro, se observa cierta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color marfil de buena retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: Notas de anís de instante, notas de caramelo, azúcares quemadas, frutos oscuros maduros como higos. SABOR: Caramelo, azúcares quemadas, melaza, que predominan llegando a ser empalagoso, notas de anís, de frutos oscuros como higo, dátiles. Retrogusto un ligero amargor, que queda opacado por lo dulce que es. Se siente el alcohol como sensación de calidez en garganta. SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo medio casi completo, baja carbonatación. RESUMEN: Una cerveza de temporada interesante, aunque puede llegar a abrumar tanto dulzor.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

AdolfoCC
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 4.4
Jargaan 2015, consumida en 2016, Servida en Tulipán. APARIENCIA: color marrón muy oscuro, con algunos destellos rojizos en la parte baja. Corona de espuma color beige de buena retención, de burbujas compactas en su mayoría, algunas abiertas. AROMA: Muy licorosa, se inhala y exhala el alcohol, muchas notas caramelo, azúcares quemados, melaza, toffee, algunos frutos oscuros ya maduros. SABOR: Mucho caramelo, azúcares quemados, el alcohol se percibe pero sin ser agresivo, las maltas tostadas están ahí, melaza,toffee, frutos oscuros ya maduros como higos, dátiles. El retrogusto es seco, no astringente y se siente el alcohol en la garganta de manera cálida. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio algo creomoso con carbonatación media. RESUMEN: una excelente y compleja Belgian Stron Dark Ale que cumple dentro del estilo, muy rica, debes probarla si gustas de este tipo de cervezas,
Friday, April 08, 2016

Nate
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 4.1
On tap at Brunzies (5/1/15). Resiny dank hop and tropical fruit aromas, sweet and musky. Very nice aroma. Medium amber golden clear with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts with tropical fruit sweetness, apricots and mango. Resinous and sharp dank quality to it, too. Big sweetness followed by bit bitterness. Big flavorful bitter finish and sweet bitter after.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Olelko
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red 4.6
A great tripel, but lacks an acid note. Overall a great beer, but I got my preferences for less sweet-round beers.
Thursday, April 07, 2016

kingaugusta
Gouden Carolus Easter Ale (2010+) 3.7
Pours clear copper with an off white head. Plenty of star anise and candy on the nose with a little booze and bread. The sweetness and spice temper a little in the mouthful but are still strong. Finish is a bit dryer and smoothes out like a tripel. Weird but enjoyable.
Thursday, April 07, 2016

Beerhunter111
Gouden Carolus Tripel 3.3
33cl bottle. Pours clear golden colour with a huge good lasting white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt, belgian yeast, spices. Taste of sweet malt, typical belgian yeast, spices, corn.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Pedro_Pinho
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 4.5
Brown/Red liquid with a nice amber head. Sweet aroma of malt, grapes and caramel. Fantastic taste, perfectly balanced. Starts sweet and ends with a pleasent biterness. Excellent beer.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016