Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Imperial Dark (Blauw Label)

Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Quadrupel / Abt
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1918   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Every year on the 24th of February, the birthday of "Charles the fifth", the Brewery brews the Gouden Carolus "Cuvee of the Emperor" in a limited quantity and with an eye on the highest quality and tradition.

This unique brewing, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level, guarantees a better evolution in the time, than the already known Gouden Carolus Classic.

The 75cl bottles are closed with a quality cork. Excellent to store several years. This exceptional ale ages well, developing a refined complexity and intense aromas. With powerful notes of roasted malts, caramel and plums, its surprisingly soft and fruity aroma combines a warm roundness with a refreshing taste. An imperial brew to cherish and enjoy in moderation.

Was 8% abv in 2000-2002, 10% in 2003 and 11% in 2004.

DISCLAIMER: This is a dark beer and the label has a blue diagonal line.

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fombe89 (8593) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 27, 2022
UPDATED: APR 27, 2022 Botella @Bruges Beer Festival, April 9 & 10 2022. Color marrón oscuro, aromas malta, toffe, dulces, sabor dulce, malta, cuero alto, rica.

royalbeer (571) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2022 Dark golden brown in colour. Taste and aroma - caramel, some fruit. A bit bitterness in the palate.

kuriosatempel (30) - - SEP 11, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2021 Taste of dark fruits. Poured dark brown (cola brown) with a medium head. Full bodied taste. Overall nice beer. No booziness in spite of the high ABV

Punkero (881) - FINLAND - AUG 28, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2021 Brown bread. Caramel and mocha. Rye and really ripe fruits. Plum. Sweet raisin. Delicate. Sophisticated. Yeasty.

joseluisramone (147) - - JUN 25, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2021 Botella de 75 cl. Vintage 2019 y fecha de consumo 31/12/2029. Color marrón oscuro con buena espuma y carbonatación baja. Aroma a oporto, uvas pasas, ciruelas, chocolate. Sabor a ciruelas, uvas pasas, chocolate, caramelo, vino de oporto. Cuerpo medio alto, dulce pero no en exceso, gran equilíbrio, para dejar envejecer sin problema, una quadruple de manual, maravillosa cerveza!

robinshute123 (396) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2021 Dark brown. Smells of dark fruits and bread. Flavours are dark fruits, caramel, faint notes of chocolate and slight port. Perfect balance and lovely mature taste. Great beer

back (4344) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 23, 2021
UPDATED: APR 23, 2021 Sort flad skum ingen Kaffe portvin choklade vinøs Sød modrate sød lidt Flad cremet Årgang 2002

vladeath (2876) - RUSSIA - APR 18, 2021
UPDATED: APR 18, 2021 This is the best and tastiest beer I've tasted. Fruits, caramel, faint notes of chocolate, port and many more shades of all, all in perfect balance and impeccable taste. Masterpiece!!

ozzatoadisback (477) - ITALY - APR 4, 2021
UPDATED: APR 4, 2021 2019 vintage. Pours dark brown, with reddish hints if seen through light. About one finger of slightly off-white head. Decent retention, especially for the abv. Aroma shows a base of sweet malts: caramel, light chocolate, but also a roasted hint. A touch of fruitiness (figs?). A warming feel. Overall a fine/soft kind of aroma, especially for such high abv. Taste feels a bit more potent. Nice malts complexity: caramel, light chocolate, light roasted hints. Dried/dark fruits. There is a warming, slight port-like feel, but the alcohol is perfectly hidden. The beer is overall obviously sweet but always in very good balance, thanks to strenght and to a touch of earthiness in the finish. The aftertaste is a clean, lightly fruity one. Dense in body as obvious, perhaps not so much for the abv; light to medium, delicate carbonation. Overall, a semi-thick but soft, nicely creamy mouthfeel. I was maybe expecting something more complex/rich, but this beer finds excellent balance and drinkability for such a strong beer, and feels like a fine, soft strong ale.

MaltoseLegion46 (20) - - APR 3, 2021
UPDATED: APR 3, 2021 Very good. Smooth, great Aroma, flavorful but not too thick. ABV is definitely there.

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