Brouwerij Het Anker Reviews




simontomlinson
4.4
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw
Huge Beige fluffy, frothy head stayed impeccably on a near black still body. Malt, plum, dark sugar aroma. Full mouthfeel. smooth a silky. Very creamy. Perfect carbonation. Big tasting beer with cream, malt, plum, dark fruits, dundee cake & hints of sour fruits on the back.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

ebone1988
4.1
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is fruity, floral, potpourri, sweet, spice, very nice. Appearance is darker golden, fluffy off white head, hazy. Taste is excellent. Fruity, floral, spices, dry, dusty, barnyard, woody, everything a good Tripel should be. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, floral dry and slight boozy aftertaste. Overall, this ranks right up there with Tripel Karmeliet. Excellent. 8 4 8 4 16 Update: over halfway through the beer, and this beer still has head retention. Very impressive stuff here.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Maarten1993
2.8
Het Anker Maneblusser
Drank with Rik 23-06-17. Like a normal Belgian blond. Nothing special. Some freshness.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Almogabar
4.3
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Christmas/Noël
Botella de 33 cl adquirida en Liquidos. Color marrón oscuro. Espuma blanca, mancha el vaso, persistente. Aromas a frutos rojos, uva madura, especias y clavo. Sabor a maltas tostadas, regaliz negro muy marcado, pasas, café. Se notan los más de 10 grados de alcohol, pero no desentonan en mi opinión.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Oscbert
3.9
Het Anker Lucifer
Strong malty flowery aroma with honey and floral hops. Pours a hazy orange color with lasting fluffy white head Bready biscuity malt, honey, light hop spiciness. Well balanced. Light fluffy bodied, high frothy co2, quick bready sweet finish. Enjoyable beer, well balanced and easy to drink. Great mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gerbeer
3.7
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
On tap. Pours a hazy amber with full head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, almost perfumey, with fruity esters leaning towards dried stoned fruit, bananas and oranges. Flavors of same, very much a Belgian Golden with a bit of hops bittering on the finish. Well made.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scrumpy369
4.1
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2016 - Cuvée Sauvage
Bottle shared at home with Béla and shonali. Clear yellow colour medium white head. Nose is tripel like cilantro notes with fain sourness. Taste is low sourness, tropical fruits, vanilla. Very interesting!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

jbaker4844
4
Het Anker Lucifer
Rob Brown got me this from Little Rock. 8% Hazy deep orange colour with enormous slowly shrinking but lasting white head. Aroma: Quite intense candy sugar, leather/funk aromas with a soft floral tone. Taste: Short sweet fruity start with a moderate bitter mouthfeel. The yeasty tone comes in with a soft tarty feel. Medium body with a bit too fizzy carbonation for the style. Short and evading bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 18, 2017

djriggio
5
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel
Pours a hazy, muddled golden-peach colour, initially generating nearly two fingers of soapy, bright white foam at the surface. It steadily dissipates over the course of the next five minutes or so, leaving a creamy-looking collar and thin cap behind in its wake. A quick swirl manages to give the head new life, but only briefly; this is also the only way I seem to be able to get much in the way of lace. It might not win a tripel beauty contest, but the aroma is absolutely to die for. I'm getting a wallop of stone fruit on the nose, especially apricots and juicy peach, with distinct notes of lemon peel, orange zest and white grape. Subtle banana esters, clove phenols and candi sugar sweetness, with grassy hay and some spiciness. I love the taste of most tripels, and this one is not an exception to the rule. Grainy malts, candi sugar sweetness and banana are apparent right off the starting gun, though the stone fruit and citrus elements noted in the aroma are somewhat subdued here. Hints of apricot, apple skin, white grape and orange peel surface briefly, only to be overcome on the back end by this beer's assertive yeasty qualities - plus a little help from some grassy, spicy hops. Finishes spicy, with suggestions of clove, white pepper, and a light, bready malt sweetness. Not particularly dry, though the aftertaste does have an astringent tendency. Medium in body, with fiercely potent carbonation that prickles the surface of the palate and foams up in the mouth. I like a good, crisp bite from my tripels, but this bottle goes a little overboard. No biggie; it happens sometimes with these bottle-conditioned Belgians - it's still an exquisitely well-crafted beer that completely masks its strong alcohol content. Final Grade: 4.38, a brown-nosing A grade. I'm far from impartial when it comes to tripels - particularly when it comes to the ones which have been imported directly from Belgium. So it really shouldn't be surprising when I state that I highly recommend Gouden Carolus Tripel, or that I find it to be one of the finest examples of the style that I've had in recent memory. It's certainly not flawless - with the unnecessarily foamy mouthfeel being my main point of contention - but the fact remains that I'm still really enjoying my glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 17, 2017

simontomlinson
3.8
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2016 - Cuvée Sauvage
Pure white fluffy head stayed well on a very active, hazy golden body. Yeast, sparkling wine, zest & lemon aroma. Medium bodied, very airy on the palate. Sharp as pins on the back. Clean in the aft. Lemon, champagne, yeast, earthy, outdoors & citrus tastes. Absolutely no alcohol presence. Tastes like an expensive lemonade & beer shandy.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

mansquito
3.5
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2016 - Cuvée Sauvage
Proletariat, NYC tap: pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is basement funk and zesty fizz... whatever that means. Taste is sour and kind of like a hard Sprite. Some berries and sugar at the end. Weird.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Satyroneto
4
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Whisky Infused
Cor marrom escuro; espuma marfim de altas formação e persistência com muito bom lacing. Aroma de frutas secas e frutas cristalizadas e um toque de álcool. Sabor seguindo o aroma com final amadeirado (que lembra uísque) e alcoólico que aquece a boca; retrogosto alcoólico e amadeirado (lembra uísque) Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, June 16, 2017

Bacchus66
4
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
330ml bottle. Cloudy mahogany pour, full beige head, some lacing. Raisins and spice, yeasty bready nose. Nice full bodied brew, malt, chocolate, light funk, delicious.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

vinivini
4.3
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Ambrio
Bottle. Light amber colour, cloudy, beautiful perfectly lacing off-white head. Aroma: fresh rosemary, anise, locorice, caramel malts, toffee. Mushrooms as it warms. Medium body. Medium dry taste. Nice semi dark malts. Spicy yeast. Fruity. Very good.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

BrewCommander01
5
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw
The champagne of beers!!! I just can’t get enough:-). Caramel, citrus, spruce, dough, butterscotch, amber, cloudy, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,
Thursday, June 15, 2017

nathanvc
3.6
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Ambrio
Pours hazy amber with a big, long-lasting, foamy, off-white head that leaves lacing. The aroma contains caramel, peach, citrus, malt, hops and some spices. It tastes medium fruity sweet to light hoppy and spicy bitter. A bit of a metallic note in the finish at first but it disappears after a while. Medium body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation. Delicate balance. Not as overwhelming as the other Gouden Caroluses but: Het Anker does it again!
Sunday, June 11, 2017

czillweger
5
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw
I have always appreciated really good Belgian beers, but this one takes the cake! The carmel finish and incredible balance make this one of the best beers I have ever tasted. If you love Belgian strong ale, then this is a MUST! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 11, 2017

mmmeinike
3.3
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
Hazy brown appearance with short white head. Caramel, light spicey and som fruity aroma. Taste of malt, spices, brown sugar and discrete dried fruit.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beamer
3.4
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
Lekker donker biertje,zoet en niet bitter, heeft aan het einde een beetje een stout smaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 10, 2017

kRadek
4.1
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
Ciemnorubinowa barwa, nalewa się z obfitą pianą długo oblepiająca szkło. Silny, złożony aromat - wiśnie w czekoladzie, suszone owoce, miód, rodynki i trochę szlachetnego, likierowego alkoholu. W smaku wiśnie, śliwki w czekoladzie, karmel, bardzo pełne, wręcz słodkie. Lekko metaliczne. Świetne piwo z bardzo bogatym aromatem.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

txspartan
2.9
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2016 - Cuvée Sauvage
Smooth. Mildly sour. No head. Little carbonation. Some soapiness. Citrus. Perhaps a little chemical.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

txspartan
3.6
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Whisky Infused
Head disappears quickly. Soft aroma. Some licorice. Smooth. Dark chocolate, bittersweet.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

ronans
4.3
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
Me encanta este sabor, es de mis favoritos. Las cervezas de Bélgica dejan la vara alta. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, June 9, 2017

Inoven
3.1
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
Flesje gedronken tijdens verjaardag. Aroma en smaak is hoppig en kruidig. Nasmaak is iets bitter.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Vells
3.4
Het Anker Lucifer
Nice bubblegum belgian with decent maltiness, some caramel, floral hops. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Lovely
Friday, June 9, 2017

SimonBlok
3.4
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Ambrio
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: clear amber with big eggshell white head. Aroma: red fruits, raspberries, caramel and sweet malts, spice, trace of coriander. Taste: fairly high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of red fruits, caramel, raspberries sweet malts, some yeast. Bitterness in the finish is a little wry, but not unpleasant. Palate: medium bodied, watery to oily texture and medium carbonation. Pretty good, but the palate is a bit weak.
Friday, June 9, 2017

jerohen
2
Het Anker Maneblusser Lente
Bottled from local G&G. Beautiful hazy golden colored, thick lasting head, impressive. Lots of spices in aroma, some hops. Extremely spicy flavor, over the top, some bitterness. Somewhat dry and bitter finish. Looks beautiful, but is extremely overspiced, way more than i can handle.
Friday, June 9, 2017

rferrey
3
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
Color marron, predominio total de laas maltas, fruta madura, un dulzor que se hace incluso pesado, cansino. No es mi estilo
Friday, June 9, 2017

rlanglands
4
Het Anker Lucifer
Backlog. Bottle in Geel Belgium. Pours dark gold, medium thick head. Excellent beer!
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Oddskulle
2.8
Het Anker Maneblusser
Det er ikke en øl man tænker på man vil ha igen, det en sgu fin i smagen det er slet ikke det. Det som taler bedst for den er udseende! - Super flot, gær som lever og leger i glasset. Der er nogen som kunne lære noget her... Smagen er meeeh
Sunday, June 4, 2017

TomHendriksen
3.6
Het Anker Maneblusser Wit
Fles gekregen van Roelzie1986. Het is een fris geel kleurig bier met een volle schuimkraag. Het heeft een lekkere frisse citrussmaak met hints van coriander.
Sunday, June 4, 2017

rami_pl
3.4
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2016 - Cuvée Sauvage
Rami Rami is drinking a Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2016 - Cuvée Sauvage by Brouwerij Het Anker at Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku Bardzo przyprawowy, drozdzowy, owocowy, moim zdaniem ma kolendre! Zdrada! Ale mimo to zaskakujaco fajny, rzeski mimo slodyczy
Rami Rami: No dobra, na cieplo kolendra na maksa psuje to piwo :( niezbalansowane sie robi, przekolendrzone... takie 3.4

Saturday, June 3, 2017

thedirektor
3.9
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Whisky Infused
normal appearance, little foam, cloudy brown liquid. the dark oak-vanilla and chocolate tastemix works well The whiskey kicks in at the end. Very interesting strong tasting beer. Bit of roasted and sugartaste follow by a bitter ending. there is no aftertaste so I guess I have to drink a bottle again :)
Friday, June 2, 2017

Oddskulle
3.8
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
Fin fin øl, der er et snært at lakris, som går den mørkere end de andre i denne klasse. Men ja, det ligger sig hvor den skal være og det er ikke noget du falder ned fra stolen af :D
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

mviljamaa
5
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
Pours with a large and fluffy light brown head. Color is clear dark amber. Fruity and filling aroma has coffee and cappucino, roasted nuts, salty malt, light salty fish note, faint licorice aroma and a plethora of other faint aromas. The aroma is rather complex. Palate is very nice, carbonation is a bit weak, but suitable for the style. Quite rich taste is like a "watered down" stout. There’s a pronounced raisin note. Warming alcohol feels in the throat. Malty sweetness spreads to the mouth. The taste is tasty, but less complex than the aroma. Very filling and satisfying beer though and therefore very good value.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

harrisoni
3.6
Het Anker Maneblusser Lente
Bottle from Dranken Vandewoude and drunk at home. Clear amber colour lasting off white head. Soapy hoppy aroma. Drinkable in the mouth. Some ok herby peppery hop finish. Some earthy grapefruit. As i say i found it very drinkable. Dryish. Good blond. Bitter finish.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

cervmagpt
3.9
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 25C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 15135 12:05 (BBF 02/12/2017). AROMA: medium fruity aroma with notes of candied pear/oranges, peppery, mixed with medium-low lacqer notes. APPEARANCE: golden color and clear. medium-large white head, moussy, whith good retention. lace formation. TASTE: medium fruity notes of pears, oranges, with a spicy (peppery) character. clean and slightly sweet malt background. medium bitterness with a dry and slight bitter finish. PALATE: medium body with medium-high to high carbonation. slight alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a nice belgian golden strong ale with nice notes characteristic from the style.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

gripweed57
3.7
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Easter (2010+)
750 ml corked and crowned bottle. Mahogany brown pour has a small creamy beige head that disappates quickly. Toasted malt nose is redolent of dark dried fruits and licorice. Flavor is soft and spicy, with more dried fruit and anise. Very little carbonation. High alcohol is only noticeable in finish, but is subtle and warming. Herbal hops in finish as well.
Monday, May 29, 2017

rodenbach99
4
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2016 - Cuvée Sauvage
Bouteille de 750ml, bue seul. Une belle robe dorée avec une mousse simple. Un nez vineux avec des effluves de coriandre, de levure belge. Une bouche tout aussi vineuse, sèche, légèrement boisée. Le lambic se mélange parfaitement à la Carolus.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

MartyW
4.5
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw
Vintage 2001 Cuvee keiser blue at Delirium. Black with a chocolate brown head. Aroma of dusty chocolate malt, slight vinegar. Very mellow taste with flavour of dusty malt, slight sweet chocolate, alcohol coming out of the throat rather than coming in. Oak, dry red wine tones, Ends with slight coffee bean bitterness and a mellowed alcohol taste along with some peachy undertones. 3,6/5 Bottle Vintage 2013 4,5/5
Friday, May 26, 2017

alrick
3.5
Het Anker Lucifer
Blonde puissante avecd e belles qualités gustatives. Notes d’alcool très présentes
Friday, May 26, 2017

SebBrews
3.8
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw
Pours dark brown, ruby color with thick, dense beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, walnuts, dried plums, yeast esters and some alcohol. Taste is candy sugar, raisins, figs, dried plums, bready yeast, dough. Full bodied, medium carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Good.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

BlackHaddock
3.3
Het Anker Maneblusser Lente
33cl bottle: BBD 19 Jan 19. Drank outside ’Iceberg’ in Middelkerke on a sunny afternoon, 16 May 17. Clear golden pour, white topping. Yeasty aroma and taste, plenty of spice action in the nose and flavour, fairly sweet with an orange like overtone: very drinkable.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Evilman
4.2
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic Anno 58
Unfortunately, I had to drink this one quite quickly, on tap, way too cold, @Le Falstaff, Paris, ?cause I was supra-late to get back home... Yet, this was a pretty good drink without a doubt! Rather close to the Gouden Carolus Classic, with a deep and very sweet palate, hints of caramel and chocolate, that?s everything I like about strong or dark beers so there was many aspects I enjoyed a lot in this one. Alcohol was apparently quite well hidden, but once again, It was way too cold to judge perfectly... Still, a pretty fucking great one. Definitely APPROVED BY TAVERNY?S BLACK METAL CREW!
Monday, May 22, 2017

Cristobal37
3.9
Het Anker Lucifer
Cloudy pale gold. Hoppy aroma. Straight up belgian ale with really nice hop character. Like a lighter Hopsinjoor. Really enjoyable. Prickly hops and a dry biscuity side. Cool beer.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

jybi
5
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
La brasserie Carolus a su, au travers de cette Hopsinjoor, mettre remarquablement en valeur le houblon au travers d’une bière racée, équilibrée et distinguée. D’une robe blond doré (EBC de 9), voilée et parée d’une mousse crémeuse de 4 cm d’épaisseur, distinguée, cette bière l’est déjà en verre. Le nez frais et racé laisse s’exprimer les houblons (5 dans la composition) sur des arômes d’agrumes, d’épices (coriandre et poivre) et herbacés. Cette base se retrouve à la dégustation, avec une attaque sur une fraîcheur houblonnée, des arômes citronnés, de coriandre, de poivre et sur une belle amertume fine et précise. En second plan vient de plus s’ajouter des notes davantage tournées le malt, plus suaves et mielleuses. La deuxième bouche est linéaire mais enrichie par une arrière bouche présentant une belle amertume saillante et herbacée. La troisième bouche se densifie alors pour devenir pleine avec un malt plus présent sur des arômes de miel, de biscuit, d’agrumes et de pêche. Le final laisse quant à lui réapparaître une amertume saillante herbacée et poivrée. Nous terminons ainsi de façon brillante une très belle dégustation où l’ensemble alcool (8 % Abv)/houblon (50 d’EBU, très bien pensé, pas trop amère permettant une bonne expression aromatique des houblons) et sucre est d’un excellent équilibre. Cette Hopsinjoor est un véritable poème procurant de formidables sensations. La bière belge n’est pas inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco par hasard.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cristobal37
2.7
Het Anker Maneblusser Lente
Hazy pale yella. Bitter with a bit of lemony hops. Bitter hops both floral and citrus. Lemon is a bit artificial unfortunately. Strange heller bock with a watery and funky bitter finish.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

datrael
3.8
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw
W aromacie figi, rodzynki, kandyzowane owoce, trochę estrów, przyjemnie i intensywnie. W wyglądzie czarne z ładną białą pianą. W smaku znów rodzynki, figi, melasa, bardzo słodkie. Ciało dość ciężkie, degustacyjne. Ogólnie przyjemny quadrupel, choć zdecydowanie idący w stronę słodyczy.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

BrewCaptain59
4.3
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel
En botella. La espuma ha durado un buen rato, dejando una fina capa. De color ambar poco transparente y con sabor especiado, sin quedar apagado por los grados de alcohol.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Brentv
4.4
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic
On tap at the Cafe Gollem Raamsteeg in Amsterdam. Brown pour with huge beige head. Aroma is almost overwhelming with dark fruits. Taste is sweet and complex and, oh, so good. Full mouthfeel. Wonderful and delicious!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017