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


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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Het Anker Brewery still brews "The Emperor’s Beer" which is top-fermented and bottle conditioned following traditional methods. Its high gravity (O.G. 1080-85) combines the warmth of wine and the freshness of beer. Gouden Carolus is one of the strongest and most exciting beers in the world. After lengthy maturing and conditioning, it is bottled unfiltered, giving a beer which is rich in vitamins and 100% natural. Gouden Carolus has unlimited storage (it even improves with age) and will charm you with its warm coppery colour and rich bouquet.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SheffieldSteel (117) - St Nikolai im Sausal, - JAN 17, 2013
33cl bottle. Aroma of toast and tropical fruit. Head small. Colour cola brown/red. Hazy. Taste is mango, apple, liquorice, walnut, fruitcake with a pronounced yeasty sweetness. Body is full-bodied and syrupy. Finish lingering and malty. Incredibly good.

KansaiBeerLvrs (5158) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2017
Sometimes when you see something on sale you have to pick it up:

Gouden Carolus Classic 8.3% Bottle at Aeon Liquors in Kyoto.

A deep brown with a light beige head that lingers like a milk mustache. The aroma is candied fruits, plums, raisins, biscuit. Fairly light bodied but rich in flavor and with a bit of heat. The taste is toffee, raisins and malt balls covered in chocolate. Good stuff.

shawnmurphy (510) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2017
I’ve had this beer previously in a big bottle and loved it, yet never rated it (because the thought had not yet crossed my mind to post ratings!). This on-tap tasting comes from the Belgian Beer Cafe at the airport in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, while waiting for a flight. It’s pretty much what I remember -- very, very good. Aroma: dark dried fruits. Flavor: figs, dates, ripe plums, raisins, prunes, caramelized brown sugar, yeast, bananas, ripe black grapes. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied; creamy, soft finish.

adamnase (705) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2017
75cl bottle shared with my brother. Pours copper coloured with a frothy head. Aroma has sweet malts, dried fruits along with small amounts of yeast. Flavor is sweet malts and fruits, raisins and plums. sweet finish. nice one!

nybol (2201) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2017
En rødbrun belgisk ale, med kraftig krop og en rigtig god humlesmag af den ekstra cascadehumle der er lagt i. Opskriften stammer fra 1369 hvor den blev, ifølge pålidelig kilde, serveret til krjer Karls d. 5. jagtselskaber.

riksylver (4) - - JUL 9, 2017 does not count
Duidelijk een van mijn favorieten. Drinkt lekker en goede begeleider van vlees en vis. Mooie kleur en idem afdronk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

basjansen14 (388) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Brownish coloured ale with a nice cream coloured head. Aroma: raisins, figs, candy sugar and some malt. Taste: raisins, malt, candy sugar, some yeast and some figs. Average carbonation with some bitterness.

StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2017
From a bottle. Smooth and creamy with a medium dried fruit finish, warming and delicous.

johndoughty (5452) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
bottle. tried as Collectors Edition 2016. Black with a medium head. Full bodied malty flavour.Quite sweet and an excellent example of this style.

ZxWx (82) - MEXICO - JUN 29, 2017
Aroma: sweet, little fruity, wine, raisin, caramel, Appearance: Dark brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter at the end, fruity, raisins Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,

Moretum (167) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - JUN 29, 2017
Eingetrübte, bräunliche Farbe mit grobporiger Schaumkrone. Malziger Geruch mit Karamell und Spuren von dunklen Früchten. Voller süßer, malziger Geschmack, spürbarer, wärmender Alkohol, dunkle Früchte. Intensiv, sehr gut.

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