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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1500   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle, While this has quite nice complex aroma, for me the palate is far too sweet, and a little cloying, Just too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Rich brown, tan head with very nice lacing. Nose is plum, raisin, caramel, tons of other dark fruits, yeast, honey, sweet heaven. Flavor is yeast, toffee, caramel, tobacco and dark fruits, rich malt. A bit of hoppiness comes out in the finish, along with more yeast and a very rich fruit pit flavor. Body is stunning - very soft, turning to ultra light bubbliness when it hits my tongue. Just wow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
Deep dark red with a microbubbly head that lasts and leaves a very appealing lacing. Roasted malts, mixed with chives and an earthy touch in the nose. Malty warm caramel and butter toffee taste wars a bit with alcoholic bite. Clean finish. The booziness is unbalancing, rather nice none the less. I prefered it to the Carolus Tripple which supprised me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (8020) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle. poured dark reddish brown with a fluffy beige head. Very fruity aroma with notes of yeast, candy, caramel and malts. Flavour is dark fruits, berries, dark brown sugar and caramel. Great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
pours a dark red with a light med head. Aroma of fruit and some yeast. Very sweet taste with a light alco which adds to the flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2008
Reddish brown colour with a medium head. Aroma is yeast and fruits. The flavour is fruity, yeasty and a bit sweet with notes of alcohol. Smooth medium-bodied beer. Very tasty Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2008
Deep red color with big, cloudy, lacy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, malty with some berries and alcohol hints. Flavor is sweet, raisiny, syrupy roasty malty, spicy, some licorice with drie fruits and alcohol hints. Full-bodied, alcholic and foamy carbonated palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4521) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2008
Dark brown colour, small tan head. Aroma has malts and some fruits. Flavour is of roasted malts, spices and some fruits. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1270) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
330 ml bottle. dark brown colour. creamy head. I love these belgian strong ales, but this is not one of the best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2008
There is a dark fruit flavor and aroma to this beer. It also seems to take on characteristics of an alcohol-laden Butterfinger candy bar.

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