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


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RATINGS: 820   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (18065) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours clear deep amber colour with a huge good lasting off-white head. Aroma of mild red fruits, belgian yeast and spices. Taste of strong toasted malt, red fruits, caramel, yeast, warmy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1788) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2016
Drunk from 75 cl bottle bought from Delhaize. Amber beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3045) - CROATIA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours dark yellow, honey color with off white head. Malty, caramel, warming, bit spicy, some dried fruit notes. Medium bodied. Quite good actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDodger (1221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Copenhagen 24/3 2016. 75 cl bottle from Meny. According to the label this beer symbolizes the red part of the Belgian flag. Pours slightly hazy orange brown with big frothy white head. Settles as 2,5 cm thick layer of creamy foam. Massive lacing on the side of theglass. Aroma is quite fruity and a little bit lemonadelike. Tart fruitiness from oranges and citrus. Yeast. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Taste is nicely balanced between light caramel sweetness and tart citric fruits. Medium bitterness in aftertaste. Hides the high alcohol content impressively. Surprisingly fruity and easy to drink. I could use a couple of more colors in the Belgian flag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blade86 (1317) - Wrocaw, POLAND - MAR 13, 2016
dark amber, clear, medium off-white/light biege foam, some lacing; yeasty, fruity and some caramel notes in aroma; medium sweetness, medium bitterness; medium+ body, smooth but slightly metallic feel, average+ carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: well-made, very nice taste, good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 330ml, dguste au Saint-Bock Montral (t 2007).
Visuel : Couleur : ambre-cuivre. Apparence : claire.
Arme : Levures fruites (pommes, lger fruits tropicaux, notes dagrumes) et pices, caramel, houblon floral et herbeux.
Got : Entre de bouche : Levures fruites (lger fruits tropicaux, notes de pommes et dagrumes, traces de cerises) et pices. Un support malt de caramel assez doux avec des notes mielleuses est galement prsent avec une lgre amertume de houblon floral et herbeux ainsi quune lgre chaleur dalcool.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : lgrement crmeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, lgrement amre de houblon herbeux et florale avec des notes dalcool et de levures pices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7605) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Draft pour at Churchkey. Malty, with just a very stubble orange citrus character that is pretty pleasant. Liked this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6445) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Shared by radagast83, thanks Chris! Dark amber brown with off-white head. Aromas of nutty notes, caramel, toast, malt. Tastes of nutty notes, caramel, toffee, light toast, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chenyan (4) - - FEB 18, 2016 does not count

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1627) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2016
(tap 0,25l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Spicy belgian yeasts, light fruity.
Appearance: Clear dark golden color. Long lasting, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, spicy, fruity.
Palate: Medium-full body. Bitter finish.
Overall: Good belgian.

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