Het Anker Gouden Carolus Christmas/Noël

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

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RATINGS: 1519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For more than 35 years we had to miss the Christmas beer but in 2002 the tradition was restored with Gouden Carolus Christmas. It’s a strong, dark ruby red ale with character and contains an alcohol percentage of 10.5 % alc.vol. Brewed in August, the beer rests a few months to reach an optimal balance. Six different kinds of herbs and spices and three different kinds of hops define the rich taste followed by a long, well-seasoned aftertaste. Perfect combination with wild, stews or ripened, strong cheeses. Top-class!

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4.2
yoxik75 (583) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUL 6, 2018
Piana obfita drobna, opada powoli zdobiąc szkło. Kolor czarny pod światło rubin. Aromat sporo cytrusów, świeżych słodkich owoców morela, poziomki, anyż, bardzo przyjemny. Smak, owocowy w morele, brzoskwinie słoneczne i słodkie, anyż, ostrawe przyprawowe, goryczka zaznaczona. Całość faktycznie kojarzy sie z okresem świątecznym, ciasta, słodkości. Bardzo Dobre.

4
vlada94 (331) - Nis, SERBIA - JUN 16, 2018
Dark brown colour with thick and rich tanned head , aroma is really christmassy, anise , cinnamon, cherries, dark and roasted malt , caramel, taste is really sweet, you can really feel the alchohol, black cherries , anise, dried dates and apricot. Great beer!

2.5
franclh (2253) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2018 Fles 33cl thuis. Drop, anijs. (12-2013).-----&#

3.7
hershiser2 (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2018
$4.90 bottle, Wine Warehouse. Can't believe I've never rated this. OK. Pours reddish brown with a soft beige head. Aroma is cherry, licorice, caramel, spice, fruit cake, anise. Flavor is black cherry, caramel, alcohol, anise, fruit cake, spice, herbs. Lots going on.

3.7
PilsnerDoctor32 (788) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2018
Botella, Color marron oscuro con espuma de color beige,fina,alta,resistente.Aroma-especias,clavel,c secas,floral,galletas.Sabor-muy dulce,especias,clavel,caramelo,galletas,frutas secas,floral.Muy fuerte

4.6
oblaten (105) - SPAIN - APR 17, 2018
Ale belga de abadía de navidad. Color marrón oscuro bonito. Fuerte aroma. Capa de espuma de un dedo que desaparece rapido. Poca carbonatación con burbujas pequeñas. Gusto dulce muy especiado. Ciruelas, caramelo, especias y hierbas varias. Retrogusto agradable. Amargos ausente. Alcohol bien escondido. Mucho cuerpo. Excelente cerveza, pero me gusta mas la s. Bernardus en este estilo.

4.1
Daboch (380) - Gdansk, POLAND - APR 14, 2018
Brązoworubinowe, lekko mętne piwo z niezłą jasnobezową pianą. Aromat przypraw, ziół, karmelu i melasy. W smaku karmel, anyż, lukrecja, zioła plus suszone owoce, rodzynki lekko kandyzowane. Całość słodka, lekko syropowe, dobre piwo

3
DonGregorio (743) - POLAND - APR 3, 2018
Bottle. Unclear ruby colour, quite large tan head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, licorice, cherries, candy sugar, spice, anise, nutmeg. Taste is heavy sweet, light bitter, caramel, dried fruits, dates, candy sugar, cherries, spices, nutmeg, anise, some raisins. Cloying. Sweet finish with notes of spices. Medium to full body, oily texture, average carbonation. Very rich flavour, but definitely too sweet.

4.1
CraftHowl (788) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2018
330ml bottle from The Bottle Stop, Bramhall. Pours opaque dark brown with a dissipating beige head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, cola cubes, liquorice, spices. Taste: moderate to heavy sweet, liquorice is dominant, also dates, boozy plums, caramel, dried fruit esters, cinnamon, cloves, light herbal notes. Medium bodied, light carbonation, long, spicy dry finish. It's like an alcoholic dandelion & burdock. Very complex

4
biilz (470) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2018
Аромат необычный и сложный. Слива немного карамели и специй. Цвет и пена потрясающе красивые. Пена очень мелкопузырчатая, весьма быстро спадает, цвет красивый и благородный, темно коричневый. Вкус открывается необычным привкусом от средства от кашля. Некие специи, карамель с отчетливой кислинкой. Послевкусие очень сбалансировано, ощущается сладость и лакрица. В целом очень необычный и уникальный эль.


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