Het Anker Gouden Carolus Ambrio

Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Gouden Carolus Ambrio is aromatically brewed according to the ancient recipe of the Mechelschen Bruynen. Ambrio is an ’amber’ ale brewed with ’brio’. This white beer of high fermentation finds its origin in the traditional beer of the city of Mechelen. As each city had its own typical beer, the Mechelenians drunk their amber beer: "Mechelschen Bruynen" for hundreds of years. Our brewery is the only brewery that still brews this type of beer. According to the tradition the basic recipe of this beer dates from 1421 and is therefore the oldest beer from the brewery. The current version is slightly heavier than the original and finer hopped. The balance between the different malts, the fine hops and typical aromas with herbs ensure that this beer combines the whole-hearted nature of brown beers with the freshness of blonde beers. This flavored and spicy light brown tasting beer should be served fairly fresh. Refermentation in the bottle.

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TomHendriksen (1126) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2018
Flesje thuis gedronken met LiekevdV. Het is een amberkleurig, licht troebel bier. Het heeft een een aroma van gist en roodfruit. De smaak is fruitig en ietsje bitter.

stijnemans90 (258) - - FEB 9, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2018 Kruidige amber, rijk, vol van smaak. Lekkere stevige winter amber, niet te zoet. Lekker biertje.

Zilverenmaan (342) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2018
Poors slightly hazy orange brown, big, dense, white head, thick lacing. Aroma and taste sweetish caramel, light hoppy finish, some yeast, not unlike a scotch ale. Rather good, not too sweet, no alcohol disturbance, noticable carbonation.

julesxxl (683) - FRANCE - JAN 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2018 (pas mal pour une ambrée, mais trop citronnée et amère (notation de jeunesse, à réessayer))

Teran (356) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 29, 2017
Big bottle of 0,75 dl with champagne-like cork. Amber not so much haze, or almost clear copper, with massive beige top. Bubbles non stop. Sweet orange, toffee, cracker-like malt. Little thinner in palate than expected, but strong in everything else. Very complex and solid, but medium body is surprise. Beer hard to define, anyway first class with some non expecting elements.

loscovar (1052) - Principality of SEALAND, - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle from la supérette a bières. Cloudy amber color, creamy white head. Yeast, malts, strong hops, good

FatPhil (17742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 330ml bottle (ebrowarium) (7+:3:6:3:12=3.1)
Beautiful soft perfumey aroma, classic belgian aroma. Coppery colour, lovely persistent doughy head. Sweetish malty taste. Erm, it's a belgian beer - I can detect that - but it does nothing. (I find this about .2 better than the numbers above. Gets much better once the bottom yeast is added. -anna)

martjoobolut (5567) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle (thanks fatphil). Pours amber with whiteish head. Aroma is fruity, sugary, malty, apple. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, fruits. Overall: very good.

Marduk (9031) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2017
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear brown color. Huge size, thick tan head, stays. Yeasty, yarrow, sweet, alcohol, papery in aroma. Yarrow, herbal, spicy, some cinnamon, alcohol in taste. Alcohol, yarrow, sweet in aftertaste. Boozy in mouth. Dry mouthfeel. Thin body. But yarrow disturbs me. Doable brew.

suurjuust (3964) - ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2017
330ml bottle shared by Phil, thanks! Clear darkish amber pour, big light beige head. Nose is pretty belgian, caramel, malt, sugary sweetness. Flavor is pretty belgian also, sweet caramel, dried fruit, sugar. Dry and caramelly finish, floral notes. Not bad at all.

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