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


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RATINGS: 1796   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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NDbeerdrinker's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NDbeerdrinker (167) - West Islip, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours a light brown with a thin head. Aroma is yeast, dark fruits, cherry twizzlers. Sweet maltiness in the taste, some caramel, cherries, and some toffee. This is complex and rich.

malibrat (63) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Pivo u flaši 0,75. Zbog ocjene koje ovo pivo ima na Rate Beeru , naravno da sam imao velika očekivanja od ovog piva ! I sva očekivanja su mi ispunjena ! Očekivao sam pivo koje će biti uz sam bok Westvleterenu 12 i Rochefortu 10 i to pivo se tu i smjestilo. Lijepa tamno smeđa boja sa crvenkastim tonom i krasnom kremastom pjenom . Miris , hmm...tu je nekoliko aroma koje se točno razaznaju jedna od druge i to mi je fantastično ! Dominira slatkasti miris čokolade i neka aroma slična Prošeku. Okus je dosta sladak ali i kiselkasto voćkast . Ma obožavam tu slatko-kiselkastu kombinaciju i alkoholnu aromu. I šta je najbitnije dosta se razlikuje po okusu i aromi od ova dva gore navedena velikana W12 i R10. Ajme blago Belgijancima koji imaju ta tri piva uvjek na raspolaganju :) Dao sam ovom pivu mrvicu manju ocjenu zbog manje punog tijela od W12 R10

cfrancis (3612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2018
Pours dark brown cola with a small white wisp. Aroma is sweet caramel and raisins. Loads of purple fruit. Taste is a sharp alcohol sting then followed with loads of sweet caramel, raisins, fig and malt. A little too sweet for me. I used to live for this but I guess I have changed.

HeadyDE (885) - Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2018
2011 bomber cracked for the new year, pours a medium to reddish brown caramel color, Nose is dark fruits, raisins and som fig jam, some malty sweetness, mouthfeel is intricate, yet smooth, port like qualities, goes down smooth with a nice warming sensation, highly enjoyable quad that lived up to many good years in the cellar...

Inoven (1041) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2018
Fles gedeeld door Benzai en gedronken met Tomhendriksen. Donkerbruin bier met matig beige schuim. Aroma van whisky en koffie. Smaak is zoet en koffieachtig met een zware afdronk.

TomHendriksen (1011) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2018
Fles gedeeld door Benzai, geprobeerd met Benzai en Inoven. Het is een donkerbruin bier met een wat roodachtige gloed, het heeft weinig schuim. Het aroma is vol en houtachtig. De smaak is zacht, moutig, houtachtig en wat zoet, rozijnen achtig.

kustie (1379) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle 2016. Black color with tanned head. Aroma has caramel, dark malt, plums, chocolate. Taste is malty sweet with long sweet aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, plums, dark malt, alcohol. A bit too sweet for me.

PugUglyBrewer (840) - - DEC 29, 2017
Dark amber to light red wine color with a very thin, short-lived head of white foam. Raisin bread, caramel malt, a bit of cocoa, and a ripe plum flavors and aromas.

jc1762 (1651) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Magnum into a goblet showing amber brown with a finger of tanned white foam. The nose shows moderately intense notes of sweet malts. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Very sweet with light notes of nuts and fig.

thorongil2 (3567) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2017
(Bottle) clear, bright reddish amber colour with a medium tall cream head; oily palate; aroma of jam, toffee; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter sweet finish

Tranquillity (2564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2017
Bottled. Hazy brown body, small beige head. The aroma is amazingly fruity with sweet vanilla and chocolate. The taste has raisin, red wine. Long finish.

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