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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1514   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daenelyn (68) - - MAR 19, 2017
Robe brune mousse crue paisse. Nez fruits rouges, raisins. Bouche raisins, sucre. Trs bonne.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Villyzzz (366) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with medium sized tan head. Aroma is yeast, dried fruits, banana and mild Belgian hops. Taste has sweet dried fruits, yeast and some banana. Bit too sweet for me but overall really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simontomlinson (228) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Creamy beige head stayed on a very dark brown still body. Malt, brown sugar & dark berry aroma. Very creamy & smooth on the palate with a slight tingle on the back. Dark berries, malt, banana, raisins, cloves, demerara sugar & very slightly woody/sour aft.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ub3R (4) - Bergamo, ITALY - MAR 8, 2017 does not count
Brown colured with beige not persistent hat. Toasted caramel and raisins flavour with sweet taste that covers well the alcoholic component. Slight bitter end. Very drinkable. Surprised by

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidf93 (79) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 3, 2017
Huge caramel toffee notes. Sweet malty taste, smooth drinking beer with alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (956) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2017
From a bottle into a snifter. Vintage 2015. Pours slightly clear brown with reddit hue, beige head that dissipates quickly. Nose is molasses, yeast, raisins, caramel. Some wine like nose character, white grapes. Medium body, sweet, high soft carbonation, slightly dry finish long burnt sugar. Great flavors easy to drink and interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (509) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017
Donker robijnrood , donkere bijna licht bruine schuimkraag, troebel, wat koolzuur langs het glas. Aroma: Donker fruit, l geroosterde mout, zoete mouten, brood, karamel, Belgische gist/fruitige esters. Smaak: Start is flink zoet en heel licht metalig, karamel en candijsuiker, moutig, brood/deeg, donker fruit, rozijnen, iets chocolade, fruitige esters, iets wijnachtig met een licht zuurtje en een hele lichte bitter. Wat alcohol en wat kruidigheid geven een prettige warmte. Volle body, aktief koolzuur maar toch zacht en romig, afdronk is licht bitter en kruidig. Lekker en mooi in balans.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alrick (127) - FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Sucre pour une brune, ce qui adoucit sa puissance. Une trs bonne bire de dgustation

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
I had to buy a Christmas sampler pack with a glass to get this beer. Sigh, stupid LCBO, we didnt even get Cuve Van De Keizer Blauw this year. Aaanyway... this is a very solid dark beer with lots of malt and dried fruit, with a underlying sweetness that is a touch cloying. Very full bodied, nice yeasty undertones with just a touch of booze. Well worth the Carolus mixer pack.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3641) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2017
En flaska som har ett par r p nacken. Gyllenbrun, lite tunt jstsediment och medelhft smutsvita skum. Doften r st och djup med russin och madeira i doften som visar p viss mognad jmte honung, torkad frukt, mrkt socker och vrmande alkohol. smaken i linje med doften, st men vlbalanserad och smakerna av torkad frukt r riktigt fina. Ltt beska med lite tr och kryddor. Mycket gott.


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