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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1762   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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3.9
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a huge brown head. Malty and sweet with notes of dark fruit, chocolate andcaramel. Very rich in flavour.

3.9
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle. Vintage 2006. Clear brown colour with a tan head. Sweet malty alcohol aroma with some caramel hints and hints of dark fruits. Sweet malty flavor with hints of caramel an dark fruits. Malty finish with some hints of alcohol.

3.9
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Near black pour, slim head. Aromas of prunes and orances. Very sweet and carbonated. Flavors of raisins, prunes, ripe plums and citrus fight with sweet molasses/toffee malt, port wine and cola. Mouth feel is thick and tongue-coating, while a tad too fizzy for my taste.

3.9
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle. Dark brownish colour with a decent head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Good mouthfeel.

3.9
mjg74 (3140) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle from Whole Foods Market. 2006 bottle, 10%. Pours a dark ruby color with a little bit of foam. Strong sweet aromas of candy and dark fruits. Some banana and bubblegum as well as marshmellow. Smooth silky mouthfeel. A little spicy up front with a hint of yeast. Some raisin. Alot of dark fruits. Finish is dark and roasty with a hint of alcohol. Very nice beer.

3.9
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2006
2004 Bottle. Ruddy brown in color with a light head. Tempting aroma, fresh, vinous, spicy with a caramel raisin note. Effervescent on the tongue with a sharp but lingering malt-raisin-prune sourness. Medium body. Alcohol warms my belly without being obvious on the tongue. A solid and substantial beer worthy of the Emporer’s attentions.

3.9
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2006
750ml bottle 2006 vintage - via my secret santa - Pours dark brown with a large creamy tan head that fades back to about an 8th of an inch but laces the trappist glass in sheets. Aromas of caramel, toffee, prunes, figs, raisins, and light roast. Flavor is prunes, raisins, toffee, caramel, a little black liccorice, and a little oak. Smooth soft silky palate with some lingering fruity sweetness in the finish. Pretty nice brew...

3.9
Zymologist (30) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2007
A 2004. Tastes disturbingly like red licorice. Make that the best red licorice I’ve ever tasted.

3.8
bierkoning (13451) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2003
Tap, Café Morshuis Albergen. Malty flavor with chocolate and some licorice. The fruitiness of ripe grapes. Excellent beer!

3.8
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2003
Lovely and complex. This is definitely a beer to have on a clean palate as there is so much going on you won't know where to begin. In some ways it reminded me of a good glass of whiskey.


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