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


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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Het Anker Brewery still brews "The Emperor’s 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zaf (308) - - MAY 14, 2013
aspetto decisamente invitante..bel colore scuro/rossastro con schiuma pannosa..aroma molto speziato: liquirizia,frutta matura,alcool,poche note luppolate..gusto decisamente insufficiente per i miei gusti..la liquirizia (come la versione christmas) è troppo troppo forte risultando sbilanciata sia nel gusto troppo dolce e speziato che nel retrogusto che è effettivamente dolce con leggere punte amarognole..dopo 3 sorsi volevo cambiare birra..

Theydon_Bois (21503) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2018
Bottle at L'estaminet, Bruges, 21/01/18. Mahogany brown with a well presented and lasting beige head. Nose is sweet caramel, stewed fruits, light spice, fruit cake, sugars. Taste comprises dark malts, brown sugar, fruit loaf, sticky toffee pudding, stewed fruits, caramelised figs, dates. Medium plus body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a warming kiss of alcohol. Solid for the style.

malibrat (102) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Ajme ča je fino ! :) Slatkast miris , malo Nutelast i trag vina . Okus je takav da ovo pivo možete malo prolit na palačinku i zarolati :) ..čokolada , malo suhog voća , mrvica Prošeka. Ne štedite kune na ovakvim stvarima !

mylos86 (8) - - JAN 13, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Donker goudbruin kleur. Mooie, licht bruin van kleur schuimkraag die lang blijft. Neus van medium+ intensiteit met aromas van karamel, chocola, tofee. Vol en zacht in de mond, zoetige smaak met weinig carbonatie. Smaak blijkt redelijk goed hangen. Heerlijke biertje, die ga ik wel vaker halen.

ANZUShophunter (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2018
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours murky dark brown with big bubbly tan head and malty aroma mixed with brown sugar and a bit of rubber(?). Rich, smooth malty taste that reminds me of a Christmas pudding

YantarCoast (1625) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 3, 2018
330ml bottle from RusBeerShop in Moscow. Pours hazy dark brown with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is dark malt, dried fruit, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, brown sugar.

Bosco (356) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Dark, almost opaque brown. Almost zero head and lacing. Fruit, sangria, barlywine, black cherry, lambrusco. Thin palate not much complexity, shallow profile. Probably a better bet for wine enthusiast. Overall not bad... Just not my style. 25.4 ounce bottle gifted by our friend 'Barn'

samjdix (74) - - DEC 29, 2017
This is lovely. Almost like a lovely port or red wine, big fruity round taste with aroma of raisins. Very boozy but very drinkable. Definitely coming back for more.

orbit (343) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2017
Good triple, nothing particular, just the whole set of factors with the nice aroma and firm taste ranks between the better triples.

Gangstergafje (1358) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2017
18-12-2017; bottle; at home (bought at beerwulf.com, #15 of their Christmas advent calendar). The looks of the beer are nice. The beer has a rich and dark colour. The colour is a lovely ruby red, with a nice glow. On top of the beer a nice creamy layer of soft slightly yellowish grey foam. Foam retention is average. A nice drape and lacing are left. The smell of the beer is nice. It is like you can expect from a Belgian Strong Ale. I smell some nice rich malt aromas. They give sweet aromas of caramel, some toffee, some liquorice, some plum and raisins. Lovely, rich and perfect for winter. Hops give some fruity and herbal notes. The yeast gives it a final spicy touch. Great. The alcohol is also present in the smell. The taste of the beer is very nice. It is perfectly balanced. Warming sweet malts, with some candy sugar, toffee and liquorice, together with bitter herbal hops and spicy yeast. The yeast also gives a slight creamy touch. Very nice. Gentle, delicate, but a bomb of flavours. It is very nice. The palate of the beer is very good to. Full body, silky smooth, medium carbonation and a nice tingling touch of alcohol. All in all, a great beer. Definitely worth a top 50 ranking. I like it.

yerffoeg (83) - Dinant, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2017 Une bière brune avec une très belle couleur. Son parfum sucré me fait agréablement penser à une allemande, une bière allemande, que j'ai un jour pu goûter et dont j'ai oublié le nom. Une bière très bien équilibrée et un peu liquoreuse dont la mousse tient bien.

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