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


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RATINGS: 1513   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petibear (53) - - JUL 29, 2012
Dark Belgian beer (Ale?). Brown in colour, clear. Sweeter in taste; long, mild and delightful finish. Easily one of the best darks I’ve tried.

AssKicker (628) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 Bouteille de 75cl. Couleur brune/rouge, mousse assez légère. Nez sur les fruits secs et raisin sec. En bouche on ajoute à ça des notes de pruneau et de caramel qui apparaît davantage en fin de bouche. Petite sensation de madérisation et vinification. Carbo puissante, un peu dommage. Mais globalement c'est bien plaisant.

llucmaduell (280) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2017
Tot un classic que crec que hauria de millorar . Es una bona cervesa per iniciar-se en el món de la cervesa belga però li falta complexitat i profunditat.

IOzh (194) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - SEP 16, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, plums, malts. Medium body with average carbonation. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Nice one but a little bit too sweet for my taste.

fombe89 (3885) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2017
On tap @Au Brasseur, Bruselas 10/09/17.
Color marron corona de espuma beige, aromas pasas, sabor dulce malta, cuerpo denso.

MonsterMagnet (1536) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle, pours a dark ruby brown with an off white head. Classic quad with a malty caramel, spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon) and raisins. Nice.

cervmagpt (879) - PORTUGAL - SEP 13, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 16020 (BBF 15/02/2019). AROMA: moderate malt aroma with caramel notes, followed by dried prunes and a alcohol aroma (almost solvent). APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and clear. medium beige head with good retention. lace formation. TASTE: similar to the aroma with medium malt character (toasty, caramelly) and dried prunes flavor. medium-low to low bitterness with a slightly bitter and dry finish. PALATE: medium body with medium carbonation. faint alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a good belgian strong ale, more suited for aging.

Eastwood (455) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
Tomada en B2 con Angel77 en Brujas. Donker redonda. Espuma blanquecina. Cerveza TOSTADA. Buena, cl�sica

golemor (28) - POLAND - SEP 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2017 Barwa miedziano-rubinowa , piana niezła beżowa, lekko oblepia szkło. W aromacie suszone owoce, owoce czerwone, karmel, rodzynki. W smaku też owoce takie jak śliwka , rodzynki, do tego drożdże i karmel. Goryczka niska w stronę średniej. Średnie wysycenie. Sporo ciała.

Porcellini (57) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 2, 2017
Buena cerveza, espuma duradera y densa, variedad de olores, sabor a pan y frutas, sabor final amargo.

saintbase2 (857) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

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