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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theodopilos (68) - - MAY 11, 2013
330ml bottle from 1st choice, actually I bought 10 bottles at $7each anyway poured bottle into a chimay glass a lovely brown colour with a head that lasts and good lacing, aromas of fruitcake,the taste was very port like with fruitcake flavours, very smooth and too easy to drink for the abv can easily sink a few of these a very nice beer


3.6
GoddamnNoise (196) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ Home.
Aroma: not very intense aromas of caramel, toasted malts, candy sugar, brown sugar, sweet alcohol. Some dark dried fruits (prunes, raisins, dates), ripe bananas and spices overtones.
Appearance: brown to dark brown color, it seems low to medium hazy. Light brown foam with very high head thickness. High to very high head retention. Medium Brussels' lacing. Quite creamy and dense foam.
Taste: medium to high sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of caramel, candy sugar, brown sugar, molasses, dates, raisins, prunes, sweet alcohol, spices. Hints of good Porto wine. Balance is on the sweet side.
Palate: low to medium body, oily silky texture, low carbonation, very long sweet finish with the same good and sweet flavors of caramel, candy sugar, brown sugar, molasses, dates, raisins, prunes and sweet alcohol. Alcohol is only noticeable because of its sweetish aromas and flavors, but no throat warming is noticeable.
Overall: very good beer. It's mainly sweet but not cloying. Very good appearance, and flavors. Aromas are not very intense. Alcohol not noticeable. Intense, complex, and really enjoyable. Really good beer.

4
Frothmeister (834) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2017
330ml bottle. In the cellar for a year. Pours a heavily carbonated dark garnet with a one finger beige cap. The aroma is VERY unique. The only way I can describe it is by saying it smells like the taste of apple sauce. Seriously. Apple sauce with light spice, faint earthy dried fruit notes and a bit of black licorice. Sweet, and medium bodied with rich dried fruit notes, and black licorice up front that heads into caramel, molasses, and overall, a taste that REALLY makes me think of a raisin heavy butter tart, which is most definitely a compliment. It's a little sweeter than what I prefer, but it's fantastic.

4
dutchdarthvader (366) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2017
Tap @ Gollems Proeflokaal, XI Amsterdam 2017. Ken je het gevoel zit je de hele avond lekker te borrelen en kom je er bij het laatste biertje van de tap er achter. Wauw dit is het. Nou dat overkwam me dus. Je zou zeggen een leuke standaard belgische bier maar was toch meer dan ik van te voren kon verwachten.Ruikt vrij zoet maar daar hou ik ook wel van. Met een redelijke schuimkraag maar niet meteen denkend hiermee hebben we een winnaar. Maar uiteindelijk wauw smaak in mijn persoonlijke opinie gewoon een 9. En mag ook het blijft ook me eigen review ;-) Verrassend goed die ik zeker eerder op de avond had moeten leren kennen en helemaal als ie gewoon op tap verkrijgbaar is. 7-3-9-4-17

3.6
DonGregorio (573) - POLAND - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle. Clear dark red to brown colour, large frothy tan head. Aroma of dried fruits, apples, plums, figs, yeast. Taste is medium+ sweet and light to medium bitter, of dried fruits, apples, plums, spices, with notes of caramel and brown sugar. Dried fruits, apples in the finish. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Good, but not outstanding.

4
deepdrinker (314) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 red/ brown in colour, dried fruit aromas, tastes sweet and fruity with good strength

4
Tometclo (339) - Paris, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2017
Mousse beige sur 0,3cm, couleur brune opaque. Arôme malts, caramel, fruits mûrs. C'est une merveille au palais, fruits mûrs, raisins secs, pruneaux, le caramel. En boucle l'alcool ne se ressent pas, la recette est réussie. Une bière belge de grande qualité que je recommande. 33 Cl chez Vanuxeem

4.7
Allaälskarbärs (5) - - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Sinnesgod. Skulle dock föredra van der keize blauw med sin magnifika alkholstyrka och sin insmickrande sötma som mäter sig nästan med min pojkvän❤

3.9
FrankZappa7 (567) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2017
2017-11-09 - ,33 L Flasche bb 17-05-2019
Dunkelbraun, beiger Schaum. Aroma: Malz, Rosine, Portwein. Antrunk malzig, Trockenpflaume, gegen Ende wärmend alkoholisch.

3.6
OminouSC2 (919) - Mora, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2017
Murky brown color, small brown head. Sweet aromas of brown sugar, alcohol, yeast, ripe bananas and caramel. Sweet taste with candy sugar, bananas, dark fruit, sugar, yeast and alcohol.

3.9
biilz (232) - SPAIN - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Весьма качественный Бельгийский Эль . Аромат довольно приторный, карамельный. Вкус шоколада, кофе и карамели. Сразу после глотка ощущаются винные нотки. Пиво слегка сушит. Имеется немалая кислинка. К сожалению к концу бокала немного ощущается алкоголь.


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