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


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RATINGS: 1778   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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dropi6 (604) - POLAND - AUG 5, 2017
2017 bottle. Pours dark brown, opalescent, wih red reflex, clear. massive head at first. Nice quadrupel aroma, malty, plums, dark fruits, basement, little alcohol. in mouth supprisingly light, apricots, honey, fruity, caramel. Medium/full body, fizzy, little warming alcohol, fruity sweet finish.

Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle shared with Zlotta and Koelschtrinker. Trübes orange braunes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Früchten, Karamell, Holz, wenig Kleber. Geschmack ist kräftig süß malzig, karamellig, reifes Obst, kandierte Früchte, süß malziger Abgang.

Zlotta (3823) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Sampled from 0.75 l bottle from ’BierPost.com’, best before December 2023, about four years old. Clear, very dark red with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish-malty, slightly yeasty-spicy and a little fruity aroma of caramel, dark honey, vanilla, prunes and raisins. Quite sweet, malty, slightly yeasty-spicy and a bit fruity taste of caramel, vanilla, dark honey, raisins, prunes and a touch of chocolate, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, slightly yeasty-spicy and a bit warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Good!

Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Deutlich süßer Geruch. Zuckriger, dunkel malziger Antrunk. Deutlich süß bleibend, geringe Süffigkeit, minimal herb. Intensiv malzig bleibend, vollmundig. Nett. 10/9/10/10/8/10

dorain (652) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Aus der Flasche Version 2010 (bbe 2020) im 2016-11 getrunken. Ende 2014 hatte ich diesen Traumstoff schon mal im Glas. Eins steht fest hier ist pure Freunde im Glas.

Evilman (269) - Taverny, FRANCE - JUL 28, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 Just awesome. Really. If you like strong Belgian beers, you gotta grab this one. Very dense and deep, aroma with a strong caramel emphasis and remarkable abv, yet a very well balanced taste. This is exactly what I’m looking for when I want yo enjoy a great moment, with a good drink. PERFECT! APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW!

Guruhso (998) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, overriped fruits, fruity yeast. Spicy and alcoholic warmth. Heavy sweet and light bitter. Medium and sticky. A nice one

DonGregorio (552) - POLAND - JUL 23, 2017
2016 vintage bottle shared at tasting. Clear dark red to brown colour, quite large tan head with good duration and lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, raisins, plums, figs, light bubblegum. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, of raisins, dried fruits, apples, plums, red fruits, with notes of molasses, bubblegum. Medium to full body, oily, smooth texture, soft to average carbonation. Very good, complex and tasty quad.

beerplace (2043) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
750ml bottle (thx, Alex M.!) shared with George on Greenpoint campground. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar and dark fruits. Taste is very sweet and fruity. Despite it is too sweet, it is a good sipper and dessert beer.

cmacklin (1310) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown with a small, creamy, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, caramel and booze. Sweet flavour of plums, raisins, chocolate, caramel and light roast with a warming booze finish. Full body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent, lots of complexity.

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