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


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RATINGS: 833   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (1059) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2016
Donker rood koperkleurig bier met rijkelijke crmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: fruitig, licht zoet, karamel, wat alcoholisch. Smaak: licht zoet, wat gedroogd fruit en sinaasappel. Veel koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: iets zoet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senka (1080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2016
33cl. Pours orange amber with white thin head. Crispy and fresh fruity aroma. A bit of sugars, malt and a whiff of hops. Strong, almost IPA like hoppiness and bitterness in the taste. Clean, sharp tastes. Medium bodied, crispy and moderately carbonated. A nice drink when served both warm and cold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MohaBeer (256) - Lima, PERU - JUL 15, 2016
Cobre con transparencia muy buena espuma y retencin. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado, lpulo especiado moderado, steres a cereza, ligera acidez. En boca lpulo especiado moderado-moderado alto, fenoles pimienta blanca, pimienta negra, pimienta de jamaica, steres a frutos secos, cereza, umami, malta maltoso caramelo moderado, tibieza alcohlica,acidez fresca. Final especiado semi-seco sin astringencia, con cuerpo y buena carbonatacin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Hazy amber towards mahogany, light beige dense creamy head is big and stays long leaving lots of covering lacing. Aroma is sweet with toasted malt, caramel, raisins, plums, brown sugar. Sweet, malty, chewy, lively carbonation balances sweetness, long finish. I liked this well, good stuff, blanced with nice flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (544) - - JUL 9, 2016
Yeast, red fruits, caramel and spices, deep amber with ocher head quite persistant, medium body, highly carbonated, taste of caramel and fruits, quite sweet at the beginning...for me belgian ale are superlative.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (1012) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2016 Slightly hazy amber with huge head. Sweet spicy yeast on the nose. Combo of malted barley caramel sweetness and spicy floral notes. Finish is oily and full of complex flavors. Strong ale but it?s still crisp and clean. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swank (41) - - JUL 3, 2016
Very fine foam, hops are not too dominant. Well balanced taste. Nice summer beer but not very distinct.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8545) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma with light spicy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6275) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
light metallich aroma,golden, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively, long sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (1107) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - JUN 2, 2016
Hatalmas sokig kitart tmr habja van. Homlyos stt borostyn sznű. Illata tipikus belga srs, fűszeres, pp csak halvnyan karamelles. Picit savanyks, komls-fűszeres, nagyon enyhe karamelles felhanggal. Picit sok a sznsav. Utze komls, s egy picit savanyks, s kzepesen hossz. Az rhoz kpest tl tlagos.

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