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


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RATINGS: 838   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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Iznogud (3710) - 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.

DraftDodger (1455) - 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.

Blade86 (1381) - Wroc³aw, 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

Viper666 (3286) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 330ml, dégustée au Saint-Bock à Montréal (été 2007).
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée-cuivrée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Levures fruitées (pommes, léger fruits tropicaux, notes d’agrumes) et épicées, caramel, houblon floral et herbeux.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Levures fruitées (léger fruits tropicaux, notes de pommes et d’agrumes, traces de cerises) et épicées. Un support malté de caramel assez doux avec des notes mielleuses est également présent avec une légère amertume de houblon floral et herbeux ainsi qu’une légère chaleur d’alcool.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, légèrement amère de houblon herbeux et florale avec des notes d’alcool et de levures épicées.

radagast83 (8011) - 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.

GenDV138 (7230) - 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.

chenyan (4) - - FEB 18, 2016 does not count

mithe (1759) - 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.

Roelsmits (6) - - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
grass, floral, This fresh aromatic and pithy light-brown drink can be served cool. leaves, earthy,

Rubin77 (2037) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2016
F: huge, good retention, off-white. C: hazy, reddish to dark amber-brown. A: malt, sweet caramel, grassy hops, peppery spicy, yeast, fruitiness. T: malty, dark caramel, toffee, dry fruity, dates, yeast spicy, brown sugar, toast, hint of earthiness, hint of raisins, lemon, medium to full body, good carbonated, 0,75l bottle from Delhaize, very good to excellent beer may a bit sticky sweet, worth to try.

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