Brouwerij Het Anker Reviews


nutjes
Anker Maneblusser Lente 3.1
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières in Dottenijs (Famiflora) U: Goudblond met grote witte schuimkraag G: Zoetige geur met veel gist en wat koriander S: zoet met licht hopbittere nasmaak ook wat toetsen van gist en metaal.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

PeatyPete
Anker Maneblusser Lente 3.5
Yellow colour with white head. Aroma of coriander and wheat malt. Taste is spicy with a fresh undertone.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

bhensonb
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.9
750 c&c from SPRL Beer Shop in Brussels. Pours ruddy brown with a beige head. Aroma is smoke and caramel. Med body or better. Flavoring peat smoke and caramel. Not dry, but not bitter. Heat isn’t obnoxious. Quite pleasant.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

marcus
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.9
Bottle from SPRL Beer Store in Brussels. Pours medium brown with a modest beige head and a fruity malt aroma with some alcohol notes. There is a hearty dark malt flavor with a hint of banana ester and a lot of smoky scotch.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

paulvanpelt
Anker Maneblusser Lente 3.6
Geel, nevelig met flinke witte kraag. Koriander, peper, gist en hop. Beetje bitter, medium zoet. Licht melig, maar niet hinderlijk.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

imdownthepub
Gouden Carolus Blond 3.2
Bottled, 330ml from Cafe Rose Red, Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium. Hazy gold with white pillowed head. There is a heavy Belgian yeasty note to this right from the start, pear drops, banana essence, it’s like a combo of wit and blonde. Herbal notes later with a candied sweetness. All in all okay if a little too eager.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Antonio369
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 4.4
75cl bottle, vintage 2015. Served in tulip glass. Poured a dark reddish brown with a two finger tan head. Wonderful aromas of raisins, caramel, dates, vanilla, dark fruits, very vinous. Taste: Raisins, caramel, tannine, dates, figs, dark fruit, vanilla, bread, spices, licorice, Belgian yeast. Lots of vinous qualities. Very sweet. Drinks like a good port. Alcohol is very well hidden and sneaks up on you just after a while. Very bready, chewy mouthfeel. Medium to full body with a vinous, spicy, sweet finish. Overall a delicious vinous beer which will also age magnificently in your cellar. Top Class!
Monday, May 16, 2016

Hopverdju
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 3.2
Donkerbruin bier met licht beige schuim. Geur: gistkarakter, brood, geroosterde mout. Smaak: zoet, basterdsuiker, fruitig, overijpe banaan. Volmondig en plakkerig. Afdronk: zoet
Monday, May 16, 2016

MetalMurphy
Gouden Carolus Ambrio 4
a liquid present from belgium :) dark amber colour, heavy body, fruity, malty, with caramel taste, good belgian strong beer
Monday, May 16, 2016

Zita
Anker Maneblusser Lente 3.6
light coriander and hoppy aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, light creamy, nice harmonic finish.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hansen
Anker Maneblusser Lente 3.4
Yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma has notes of coriander and herbal hops. Not a heller bock.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hopverdju
Anker Boscoulis (2010 - ...) 3.2
Donker troebel rood bier met roze schuim. Geur: voornamelijk perzik op stroop! Verder nog: zoet kersen snoep, cuberdon, rood fruit. Smaak: zeer zoet, Crème de cassis.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

ylelrednavde
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.9
Fles met Joost Caramel Drop Laurier Whisky Zoet Donkerbruinrood Vanille Volle zoete smaak Langer laten liggen?
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cristobal37
Gouden Carolus Tripel 4.4
On tap. Slightly hazy golden with ample head that very slowly dissipates. Sweet corn flakes, powdered sugar, honey, and floral hoppy nose. Really classy tripel goes down extremely smooth. Great balance of sweet and dry hopped finish. Mid bodied beer but not filling. Would gladly drink again.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fules
Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas) 3.5
Közepes, tartós hab, sötétbarna szín. Illata intenzív, nehéz, édes, fűszeres, amiből az ánizs egyértelmű. Íze édes, medvecukros, enyhén kesernyés és nagyon fűszeres, a csillagánizs dominanciájával. Intenzív, testes, nehéz sör, nénány korty is elég, hogy telítsen.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

huineman
Gouden Carolus Tripel 4.8
On tap at De Minnestreel, Mechelen. So good I had another one immediately after the first. It pours very hazy pale golden with abundant soft white head. Aroma is peach, lemon, biscuit and, overall, lots and lots of cardamom. Mouth feels silky, low carb, fresh and balanced. Long finish, medium bitterness. Very nice.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

dnicolaescu
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 3.6
BOTTLE 33 CL. Hazy golden, creamy ivory head. Big apricot aroma - both fresh and dried, some corn? The taste has a pretty big honey pale sweetness with notes of tart fruit, balanced and died up by a pretty strong bitterness with quite a bit of alcohol in it. Some corn grits here and there. Quite nice, maybe too boozy.
Monday, May 09, 2016

electrotype
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.9
Une bière brune, infusée de whisky. On est dans la trempe de la Westvleteren 12, avec notes de whisky en prime! On goûte les raisins secs, les dattes, la cassonade... Mais tout est bien dosé. C’est vraiment très gouteux mais toute en demeurant buvable. Un must pour les amateurs finis de ce style (ce n’est pas mon cas, mais j’apprécie foutrement quand même!).
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Salmaneser
Maneblusser 3.2
33 cl. bottle at home. Clear yellow beer, good white foam. Fruity aroma, citrus and some flowers. Mild bitter taste with sweet hints. Decent beer.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

AntoineGRD
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 5
Whisky Infused est le premier goût réalisé sous ce label. Pour cette édition, la Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer (année 2015) a été enrichie par une infusion du whisky Gouden Carolus Single Malt provenant d’une sélection de fûts ‘Anker’. Avec pour résultat une bière unique : puissante et riche en goût, avec de subtiles touches de vanille, de bois de chêne et de chocolat.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

thanatosti
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.5
75 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ van Rooij, Culemborg. 1400th rating and that on my birthday ;-). Pours dark brown with a beige head. rich malty aroma with dark fruits, whisky and molasses. Sweet taste and a syruppy mouthfeel. Very interesting beer but I prefer the real deal i.e. the Gouden Carolus Cuvee van de Keizer to this one. I love beer and whisky but for me those two just don’t work that well together. This goes for the whisky infused kinds as well as for the whisky barrel ages ones.
Friday, May 06, 2016

JefVerstraete
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 4.4
Bottle @ home, Vintage 2012. Dark brown, creamy beige foam. Sweet nose of dark fruit, plums and caramel. Very well balanced. Sweet, light bitter finish. Nice sipper.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Hansen
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.6
Dark amber and almost clear. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aroma is malty, sweet with no specific notes of hops. Moderate notes of mild whisky.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Zita
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 3.4
sweet whisky aroma,deap red, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Thursday, May 05, 2016

wedgie9
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 3.5
Tasted on 5/4/16 from a capped 330mL bottle purchased at Frugal. Pours hazy pale orange with a thick, smooth white head that slowly recedes to thick lace. The nose is sweet candi and honey malt with some light bread, a touch of earthy yeast, and very light hops spice. The flavor is a fairly sweet honey attack, moving to some light bitterness and the same yeasty character from the nose, and finishing with more candi sugar sweetness. The body is nearly full with very lively carbonation, and a medium honeyed and lightly bitter finish.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

hamilton_w
Gouden Carolus Classic 4.1
Dark clear ruby to black color, medium tan head. Medium malty aroma. Caramel sweet, spicy, yeasty taste. Full body, thick texture, average carbonation.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Franzen
Gouden Carolus Tripel 3.7
Zesty, earthy and spicy aroma with heavy banana presens. Malty sweet taste, bit tart, background bitterness. Too carbonated and dry.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Skinnyviking
Maneblusser 3.6
Draught at the Brewery. Medium high fluffy white lasting head. Cloudy yellow body. Mild straw orange peal honey flowery aroma. Mild malt straw lemon coriander flavor. High carbonation, long bitter finish.
Monday, May 02, 2016

caesar
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused 4
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, large sample. Dark brown color, medium frothy head. Aroma has spicy yeast, caramel, bit chocolate, some vanilla, oak wood, christmas cake. Slight sweet in taste, bit boozy, some whisky notes. Whisky is quite subtle. I liked it.
Monday, May 02, 2016

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 à 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 à 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 bière.
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 från 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