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

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RATINGS: 1784   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Dark brown color and fruity aroma with sweet caramel vanilla bean. So much flavor in one beer. I consider it a sweet fruity dark ale champagne. A unique flavor experience.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (1071) - 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 (175) - 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 (1211) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1158) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pours dark red with tall, creamy, long-lasting, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, caramel malt, spices and dark fruit. Body is full and smooth. Taste is on a sweet side, herbal hops, caramel malt, sherry, spices, dark fruit and alcohol. Finish is long and spicy. Great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drdisque (808) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2017
On tap at Bangers and Lace. Pours dark translucent black. Rich fruity aromas. Sweet but not cloyingly so. Relatively light bodied - not syrupy at all. Some earthy notes. Clean finish. No alcohol burn. An outstanding strong ale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emincems (56) - - MAR 2, 2017
one of my all time favorites. perfectly strong taste with wood, dark fruits and caramel. warm finish. amazing aftertaste!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (306) - BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2017
Rond aroma, evenals de smaak: rozijnen, gedroogde vijgen kandijsuiker, kruidig, misschien een tikkeltje te zoet voor mijn smaak en voor de absolute top. Ik ga zeker proberen er eentje te bewaren. Afdronk is plakkerig maar complex.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
carlom (12) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2017
anno 2016, colore ambrato scuro, schiuma fine compatta e persistente, al naso vaniglia canditi e amarena, bassa carburazione, sapore costantemente dolce, banana, cocco e vaniglia. Non si sente l’alcol nonostante gli 11 gradi, molto equilibrata. una delle migliori birre in assoluto

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidf93 (66) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 23, 2017
Burgundy colour, almost like the blood of charles the fifth. Smells of pinot noir, red berries mixed with sugary malt. Warm scintillating aftertaste. An oily sugary wonder.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yaff (12) - la fontalaye, FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
(à la maison) un vrai régal. Un goût épicé et bien marqué , bonne longueur en bouche . Une bière à déguster à l’apéro , avec du fromage ou avec quelque chose de sucré.


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