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


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RATINGS: 1488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (376) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2016
Color negro, opaco, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de dos dedos de grosor (no mucha retencin). Carbonatacin media. Aroma profundo a caramelo, malta, licor; como si viniera de un ambiente cerrado, realmente potente. Sabor dulzn, acaramelado y maltoso; al final del trago hay regusto alcohlico que te calienta, pero no es excesivo. Algo habitual dentro del grupo de las Belgian Strong Ale pero entiendo que sea un clsico. Muy disfrutable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (508) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2016
From a 3L bottle. Merry christmas. Great belgian yeast aroma with deep plum and stuff. Round and brown flavours. Fresh mouthfeel. Lovely caramel and malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tjeerd (408) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2016
A classic it is, havent drunk it for a long time. Everything is very good, but it just misses the wow of today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - DEC 12, 2016
Очень вкусный Бельгий& эль, красивы& цвет, хороший аромат и вкус, алкогол& почти не чувству& приятно& послевк& качеств& пиво! (Bottle 0,33/ 8,5%)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3525) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle in the Belgian Bar, Altrincham. Ruby with a cream head. Red fruits aroma. The taste is full and fruity. Spicy with red fruits, christmas cake and port. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle bought in Brugge as a Christmas present. Deep dark reddish-brown with a thin head. Has a sweet and soapy aroma, with a smooth tasting sweetness in its taste. It doesnt quite feel its strength through a pleasant milkiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerMuse10 (53) - SPAIN - DEC 6, 2016
Oscura y fuerte. Sus matices de levadura belga son muy intensos. Banana, fruta madura, etc. -acompaan perfectamente cada trago. Al subir la temperatura salen especias y toffe redondeando el conjunto.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jultsu (805) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2016
BBE 19/04/2019. Ruskeahko vri, niukka vaahto, dunkel tuoksu. Makea, tunkkainen, keskinkertainen suutuntuma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kostasgiotis (124) - GREECE - DEC 2, 2016
Red body with one finger off white head.Aromas of plum,dark fruits,sugar,sweet malt.Tastes sugar,dark fruits,liquorice,alcohol warmth.The aftertaste is sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarrach76 (128) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2016
Belle brune transparente avec sa mousse ivoire bien texture... Nez trs gourmand, sur le caramel, la rglisse, la marmelade, le sirop drable, le pain dpice, la frangipane, le chocolat et le caf... Superbes malts... Du fruit, avec de la banane sche, de la poire, de la pomme rouge, de la datte et de la figue, du pruneau, du cassis, de la fraise, de la groseille. En cherchant bien il y en a dautres... Un poil dagrume avec des pointes de citron vert. Lalcool est bien prsent mais exalte les armes. Splendide ! Bouche ronde, souple, trs quilibr entre lalcool et les saveurs sucres. La texture est lgrement huileuse et une trs lgre scheresse agrmente le fond de la langue. La carbonatation est moyenne. Deuxime bouche trs marque sur les malts et les saveurs de sucres nobles. Troisime bouche sur la liqueur avec des armes de prune, de raisin et de mirabelle. Le final est trs gourmand, peu amer, avec des traces de noix, de bois et de levures. On regrettera le petit manque damertume, mais on est dans le domaine du dtail ultime. Cette Carolus Classic se dguste tel un bon vin, ni plus ni moins. Aucune faiblesse apparente, une superbe complexit et de belles variations au fur et mesure de la dgustation. Rien rajouter si ce nest quun 5/5 pour cette classique de la "birologie" Belge. Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

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