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


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RATINGS: 849   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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fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
Draught @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eventID target=_new> Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, toffee. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (020308)

yespr (48954) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2008 33 cL bottle. Pours hazy/muddy orange to brown with a colapsing off-white head. Metallic malty, spiced and yeasty aroma. Classic belgian carbonated mouthfeel. Flavour has some dried plum, raisin and figs in a sweet malty flavoured blend. There are classic belgian yeast notes too. A minor metallic note can be sensed in the beginning but disappears again. Finish has a mild bitterness and is dominated by dried fruit notes and a minor herbal note.6-3-7-3-13=3.2

From cask at Edward Wylie. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild bubblegum and wheet. Solid malty, yeasty and slight spiced. Sweet and yeasty fruity to a mild spice note into the finish. Classic Belgian with an English cask touch. Not sure it does the beer any good though.6-3-7-3-13=3.2

Ungstrup (38986) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2005
An amber beer with a huge slightly pink head. The aroma is spicy and hoppy - I pick up coriander, figs, and oranges. The flavor is sweet woody with a herbal note mixing in with som fruit, where I pick out oranges. The mouthfeel is very smooth, and the end woody dry.

joergen (29625) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with a lacing off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and fruits with notes of spices. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and fruits.

anders37 (27658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a tan head. Malty fruity aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet malty and fruity flavor with some hints of spices. Sweet malty aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2007
Bottled. Deep amber colour (almost pinkish towards light) with huge creamy, longlasting off-white head. Aroma is apple, caramel, fudge, slight yeast and sweet fruits. Flavour is leathery (probably the yeast in this case), hoppy and caramel malts. Hides the alcohol very well. Once it gets warm the caramellishness gets a twist towards fudge. Really nicely balanced.

madmitch76 (26456) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
4th November 2008. Crosse Keys. Clear amber brown beer. Thin head - low carbonation. Dry but not astringent. Sweet fruit and orange and a little peach/mango. Leads to a creamy caramel and then some spirity port tones. Complex and tasty.

Travlr (26431) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle at Hotel Domien Montreal paired with suckling pig and eggplant. Clear amber (no kidding), huge fluffy tan head, great retention. Aroma of butterscotch, taste is bitter and herbal caramel. A step above your average amber.

cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
Deep amber, sweet banana, little hop, rich sweet syrup, lots of triple hop sweetness and rich sweet caramel clean finish.

omhper (25958) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2009
Bottled. Cloudy ruby, rich head. Elegant fruity pear aroma. Medium sweet with rounded mouthfeel and mdium bodied. Well defined and solid, caramelly and lightly woody with harmonious late bitterness. Incredibly elegant and classy. I love it!

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