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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Het Anker Brewery still brews "The Emperors Beer" which is top-fermented and bottle conditioned following traditional methods. Its high gravity (O.G. 1080-85) combines the warmth of wine and the freshness of beer. Gouden Carolus is one of the strongest and most exciting beers in the world. After lengthy maturing and conditioning, it is bottled unfiltered, giving a beer which is rich in vitamins and 100% natural. Gouden Carolus has unlimited storage (it even improves with age) and will charm you with its warm coppery colour and rich bouquet.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle at Gollem, Amsterdam. This was the beer that settled me in. Reminded me Im a puny mortal facing the gods of destruction. I fought hard against the delicious esters of the yeast but was ultimately overcome by the sweet malts. This is seriously delicious, kids. Dont try this at your friends house.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taunusmies (352) - FINLAND - DEC 3, 2007
Rich, warming taste. Comfortably sweet aroma with raisins, brown sugar and fruits. Alcohol quite well hidden. Mildly roasted and long aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2007
rich brown color. fizzy tan head. nice malty and yeasty aroma. flavor rich and complex with chocolate, malt, yeast, grapes and spice. well balanced. finishes caramel sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Bottled: Medium sized offwhite head, retention is good with a fair amount of lasting lace. Fairly clear amber/dark copper hued brew. Nose is lightly fruity, raisins, plum and caramelly with maybe some chocolate notes as well. Body is med/full with a nice carbonation level, lightly oily. Dark fruity flavors, raisin, grape, lightly sweet malts with some yeastiness happening, lightly earthy. Nice fruity finish with a hint of melon. Enjoyed @ statelineliquors last Belgian tasting 11/10/07

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2007
750 Ml Bottle-Clear amber color w/a nice white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Rich full flavor w/traces of cane sugar, caramel, Figs, dark fruit, & spices. Very good Belgian w/a satisfying flavor, though not as sweet as some. Alcohol is evedent, this is an after dinner, warmer upper. Very fresh w/a long spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2007
Nothing like expected. Nose is juicily estery, with overripe banana, plum, maybe strawberry, and a clove/cinnamon spiciness (salivating). Heading towards my top 100 and Ive not even tasted it yet. Aromatically heady and fruity, but not overpowering. Raisins, white pepper, caramel, more banana. Bubblegum and dandelion and Burdock rootiness in the snout and beyond. Swill and inhale. How can the mouth match that?? It cant, but it tries with more cinnamon, heady fruit and Dunkelish plums. A banana, brown sugar and cinnamon snadwich of a beer. Slips down wickedly with a delicate dusting of spice. Clear red with a billowing beige head.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
The aroma is of figs, malt. Its copper with a tone of red, very dark. The flavor is malty, with tones of fruit like figs. The palate is thick and creamy - very nice!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle (750ml) at work. Dark dark brown (almost black) - big light brown head. Sweetness, honey, licorice, metallic, iron, caramel, light light hoppy, raisins, dried dark fruits, berries, light coffee notes.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (5225) - rdovre, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2007
Brown colour with high fluffy head.Sweet fruity aroma with note of rosted malt slight bitter with nice mouth feels has a note of coffee really nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 330ml bottle. Rich brown, initially thick beige head. Beautiful sweet fruity aroma - apple, pear, melon, glue-solvent. Gentle carbonation leaves a smooth creamy feel in the mouth. Upon swallowing a beautiful wave of richly roasted malt covers the tongue. Given the colour I guess I shouldnt have been surprised, but it was so wonderfully rich a taste it really lit my eyes up. Everything in excellent balance - well mellowed maltiness, subtly winey sweetness. Two sips, and I indeed feel like an emperor!


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