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

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

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RATINGS: 1895   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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beerbandits (73) - - SEP 5, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2020 Pours chestnut brown with light brown top. Nose is hay, ham and wood barrel. Body is thin with good carbondioxid. Taste is sweet, roasted malt, brown sugar and wet oak with a warm alcohol finish. K

4.8
HopsLove6 (229) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2020 Absolutely awesome quadruple beer. One of my best to date. Not that easy to source. But will grab when i can. Ticks all the boxes. Looks great. Great mouthfeel. Malty and sweet, just great.

4.2
AcctError488645 (227) - - AUG 27, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2020 Dark Amber with rich head and nose of chestnut and sweet hops and malts. Taste is round and chestnut with siroup line character. Palate long and sweet with same tastes coming alo g.

4.5
FoamForever20 (540) - STAVANGER, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2020 Deep brown, white head, good curtain. Brown sugar, coffee, caramel, umami. Quite sweet, but balanced and very tasty.

3.9
SimonBlok (1675) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2020 75cl bottle (2015 vintage) at Noorderplantsoen, courtesy of Gyhallmanti. Appearance: dark brown with medium sized beige head. Aroma: caramel to molasses, plums, red fruits and rose hips. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of plums, red fruits, caramel and molasses. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture ad soft carbonation. Overall: good stuff! Drinking this after a vintage Kasteel Donker, you definitely notice the fruitiness and complexity of this beer. A great classic.

3.9
gyhallmanti (1274) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2020 75cl bottle split with SimonBlok, emjolnir and a3aan_uit. Bottle from 2015. Pours a brown colour with a small head which quickly dissipates. Aroma of caramel, dark malt, slight chocolate, dark ripe fruit, slight yeast. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a moderate dry finish. Notes of caramel, dark malt, prunes, ripe fruit, slight licorice. Texture is oily, medium carbonation

3.6
den.lille.tomrer (3) - - AUG 1, 2020 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2020 Good taste, the Belgien yeast is really in there. Overall, a really good beer.

3.4
djoeye (9621) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2020 Aroma; roasted malts, nut tart, spices, herbs. Look; enters when uncorked with a great POFF, nice lacing stripes, big beige head on silky mahogany body. Taste; roasted malts, soft nut fudge, plums, roasted syrup, prunes, dried apricot, mocca notes, n finishes as sherry-wannabe. Feel; good body n co². Overall; its a bit too much. Where's the bedroom? . [cleaning garaž solo tasting, [email protected]'s Healthy Fluids Chain]

4.3
dantomlinson (1451) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2020 Light brown appearance. Aroma is cherry, malt, dark fruits, liquorice and aniseed. Flavour is sweet, syrup, cherry, malt, raisin, liquorice and treacle.

4.8
pich.83 (416) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2020 Birra ambrata scura, marrone, limpida ma poco trasparente. Schiuma color avorio, fine e persistente. Al naso risulta dolce con un finale alcolico. Al palato cioccolato, vaniglia, alcool e lieve amarognolo sul finale.


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