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Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Mechelen, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1791   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Every year on the 24th of February, the birthday of "Charles the fifth", the Brewery brews the Gouden Carolus "Cuvee of the Emperor" in a limited quantity and with an eye on the highest quality and tradition.

This unique brewing, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level, guarantees a better evolution in the time, than the already known Gouden Carolus Classic.

The 75cl bottles are closed with a quality cork. Excellent to store several years. This exceptional ale ages well, developing a refined complexity and intense aromas. With powerful notes of roasted malts, caramel and plums, its surprisingly soft and fruity aroma combines a warm roundness with a refreshing taste. An imperial brew to cherish and enjoy in moderation.

Was 8% abv in 2000-2002, 10% in 2003 and 11% in 2004.

DISCLAIMER: This is a dark beer and the label has a blue diagonal line.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hector44 (7) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2017 does not count
Sin duda la mejor de carolus, aroma de caramelo, muy sutil en el sabor, dejando gusto a frutas con un ligero toque picante, sin ser empalagosa,y dejando un agradable regusto muy bien equilibrado.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pieeetr (41) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2017
Best Belgian strong ale I've tried. It got dark dried fruit, subtle hint of banana. Exceptional beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alusdievs (69) - LATVIA - APR 11, 2017
From bottle. Caramel sweet aroma with creamy notes. Full body with thick beige cap. Medium carbonation. Extrea dark brown color. Sweet taste with some fruity notes (grapes, banana), long sweet aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1758) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2017
Bottle shared with Frank. Aroma is barrel, dark fruit, raisins, figs, molasses, excellent. Appearance is dark brown, hazy, light light tan head. Taste is molasses, figs, spices, dark fruit, wood, some booze, great. Mouthfeel is medium body, light bubbly carbonation, woody molasses spice aftertaste. Overall, this one is excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (3204) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 1, 2017
Bottle from beergium. Appearance is light hazy red, brown, black. Medium thin brown head. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Carbonation is medium to high. Aroma and flavour is caramel, malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, vanilla, dried fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (5129) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2017
75cl bottle (2015) from Chez Sophie. Pours a deep dark brown, good light tan head. Aroma is rich treacle, brown sugar, raisins. Taste is smooth, exceptionally rich and fairly sweet with a well-represented quadrupel character, dried dark fruits, cassonade & dark treacle. When other Belgian dark beers seem a little tamer in recent years (Chimay Blue, Westvleteren 12...) this really shows who’s boss. A great, lazy evening warmer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jury (259) - RUSSIA - MAR 27, 2017
Шикарно& пиво, шикарны& аромат, красивы& цвет, отличны& мощный сладков& вкус и послевк& Алкогол& почти не ощущает& но после дает о себе знать. Сварено в 2016 году, срок годност& 10 лет.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (1105) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with a lasting foamy beige head. Aroma is of nuts, caramel, dried fruits, figs, raisins, ginger, honey, coffee. Taste is of Fifa, raisins, chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant, fudge, honey. Smooth, heavy, oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
QcBeer (183) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
Bouteille 2014 De couleur acajou, avec très peu d’effervescence, la lie est bien présente et vague dans le bas du verre sans être au fond ni sur la surface. Une petite robe sexy qui danse sur le contour du verre. Une odeur bien dosé de fruit noire, de pruneaux, de raisin sec et de cerise. Le tout agrémenté de sucre et de caramel. Un arôme bien boisé fondu dans le chocolat et la noisette! Plus la température augmente plus l’alcool se fait sentir, mais qu’au nez. Les fruits noirs font leur entré, raisin. pruneau, figue, cerise entremêlé de caramel et de vanille. Des notes levurés apportes des traces sans équivoque, de banane et d’épice. L’arrière goût semble être comme le goût de la réglisse rouge! Les épices bien choisi donne un effet assez rond, une finale lente qui perdure dans le fruit noir et un malt caramel saupoudré de cacao. L’arrière goût est tellement dure à déchiffrer... c’est fruité, sucré, doux, chaleureux par son alcool, un bon arrière goût de véritable caramel, j’en ai les lèvres sucrée!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (1234) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Åtgång 2016. Mörkbrun kulör. Doft av torkad frukt, äppelmos, nötter och jäst. Kryddig smak, russin, plommon, knäck och äppelmos. Söt och djup munkänsla


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