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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (4153) - Alingss, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2015
bottle sample, poured a cloudy dark amber colour with a off head. nose of sweet caramel, dried fruits, raisins, and caramel malts, earthy plums, and a small yeast hint. medium carbonated. ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2498) - PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2015
33cl bottle. Dark copper colour with a generous off-white head. Caramel, plums, brown sugar, toffee and spices in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is sweet with some liquorice and yeast notes. Overall, a good beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (1311) - SPAIN - OCT 21, 2015
From elcervecero. In Duvel glass. Watching Breaking bad 5x03. Nice caramel touch. Good aroma. Very enjoyable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - OCT 5, 2015
Dark amber with a thick dense head. Caramel, malty, spicy, some dark fruits. Medium to low sweetness with that dry-sour-astringent-alcoholic character that many strong belgian ales have, and which I do not really like. Full bodied and average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (630) - ITALY - SEP 27, 2015
Birra limpida color caramello, riflessi compresi, schiuma bianca di persistenza medio-bassa. Aroma di pera e banana, caramello, chiodi di garofano e anice. Ricorda la spuma bionda. Al palato caramellata, pera, mela verde, alcool; sul finale nota amaricante erbacea e leggermente tostata, lieve liquirizia. Corpo medio, non molto carbonata, leggermente astringente.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (1223) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2015 Aroma: Almost no smell at all, caramel, plums, yeast. Appearance: Copper beer with a lot of carbonation and thus a large and steady white head. Taste/Palate: Fruit marmalade, caramel, yeast, bread.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2864) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Poured from 330ml bottle after cellaring for 9 months. Clear, dark orange amber with a 4-finger khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, plums, golden raisins, brown sugar and Belgian yeast. Taste of caramel, plums, toffee, golden raisins, Belgian yeast, spices, candi and dried fruit. Medium body and medium carbonation with a pleasant mouthfeel. Very nice beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (1056) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 22, 2015
Had this in 2009 in Mechelen, Belgium. Murky to opaque amber, creamy off white to tan head. Bubbles visible in the glass. Cherry and plum jam, fruit juice, some orange peel, spices and dry fruits in the background. Very complex. Medium body, medium carbonation. Quite a bite from alcohol, biscuit, malts. Mouthfeel is less dominant than the aroma. Needs more balance, would be great otherwise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (720) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2015
Cloudy deep amber body. Medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, candy sugar and belgian yeast. Flavour of sweet liquorice, caramel, toffee and yeast. Medium warm sweet liquorice. Medium body and carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (1560) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 23, 2015
Clear deep amber colour with a frothy beige lasting head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dried fruits like sultanines and raisins with candy sugar notes and roast malts with some barnyard elements. Smoothly carbonated, slick texture and full bodied. Dried sugared fruit sweetness builds the core developing interesting juicy herbal light spice impressions. Lasting sweet finish.


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