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


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RATINGS: 1487   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (1049) - - JAN 6, 2013
75cl bottle. Dark beer, brown, murky, dense creamy brownish head. Sharp nose with liquor roasted malts and zabaione (egg-nog). Aroma of roasted malts and brandy. Finish is spicy with fuel notes. Dry. Full bodied, proper carbonation, boozy, palatable, with character. For sure a massive one, possibly an emperors beer indeed. However was a quick tasting not in the proper setting, i need to review in detail this one. It was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Subliminal64 (122) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
Tried as part of a winter mixer pack. Drank from glass supplied in the pack. Smells sweet with a slight bitterness. Pours a dark golden brown with head that dissipates immediately. Taste is of a Belgian ale, with more malts, and not quite as sweet. Good carbonation. No aftertaste. Overall I was very happy with this beer, and I hope to buy again next year. MB. The Beer "Bear"on

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (884) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle. Clear dark ruby body, medium beige head with good retention and plenty of lacing. Aroma of sour cherry jam, leather, plum, a touch of spices and yeast. Taste of yeast, plums, sour cherries, vanilla and woodsy notes. Not even a hint of booze. Fantastic brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeorgePratt (39) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Sweet aroma of plum and spices. Pours a dark brown with a small tanned head. Taste of chocolate, licorice, raisin - very sweet and moreish with a bold, sweet and chocolatey finish with a slight hint of smoke. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
birocotsios (171) - - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown with cream top. Light sweet aroma of malts and barn. Sweet caramel taste with malts, dark fruits, liquorice, alcohol, brown sugar and a hint of barn. Fizzy bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MohaBeer (222) - Lima, PERU - JAN 12, 2017
Color cobre-rub muy profundo con transparencia buena espuma y retencin. Lpulo especiado moderado, malta maltoso caramelo moderado-moderado bajo, steres a jamn curado, prosciutto, notas ahumadas, fenoles a vainilla, pimienta blanca, pimienta negra, steres a frutos negros, aceituna botija, cassis, licorosa. En boca lpulo especiado alto, malta maltoso caramelo moderado-moderado alto, lpulo de amargor bajo, steres a cassis, ciruela negra, jamn serrano, pasas al ron, fenoles a vainilla, canela, pimienta blanca, pimienta negra, tibieza alcohlica. Final en balance maltoso-especiado prolongado sin astringencia, buen cuerpo, buena carbonatacin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewWhatIWant (59) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2017
Pours such a deep red as to be almost black, with a tan head. Aroma is malty with hints of caramel. Taste is fairly sweet but not excessive with a bit of saltiness. Notes of malt, plums and caramel, and beneath that hints of chocolate, tobacco and wine and an earthy hoppiness. Alcohol is a bit too noticeable. Full bodied with lots of carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EkinTelli (116) - TURKEY - DEC 31, 2016
black, clear, frothy, tan foam, chocolate, nuts, earthy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, full body, thick feel, creamy, flat, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (896) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle from a good Belgian friend named Olivier. Many thanks! Aroma of dried plums, caramel, chocolate, lebkuchen. Taste mirrors the aroma. Boozy lebkuchen in a bottle. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Myonlyvice (211) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2016
I guess this is what Tuborg Classic tries to be but fails. Dark reddish amber with a short lasting head and lively carbonation. Aroma and taste is mostly malt and yeast with a slightly bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (375) - 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.

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