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Gouden Carolus Easter Beer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Gouden Carolus Easter BeerGouden Carolus Easter Beer

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 16
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 04-29-2005)
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Photo of Vixie
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Pours a very deep ruby red with a decent sized tan head that lingers for a bit.

Smell is a bit sweet, brown sugar and dried fruit.

Fairly spicy beer. There's dried fruit, raisin, toffee, and brown sugar. Has a bit of a licorice note and a noticeable spiciness.

Fairly smooth feel with a bit of tingling from the carbonation.

An interesting take on the style. Has a fairly complex flavor, and the added spices really make themselves known. It is a lot like a quad, with the spices giving it a new twist. Not my favorite of the style, but definitely worth a try.

Vixie, Sep 06, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%

alegut, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

stomioka, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

user785335, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

RobertH50, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Loveyourbeer, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

andresaconatto, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Glibber, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JohnK17, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Twal, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

KJ2013, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BeerGod27, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

clemson14, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Lehighace06, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

buckyp, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

psoriasaurus, May 08, 2014
Photo of damndirtyape
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap at the Trappe Door, Greenville SC. Served in a Tulip glass.

Appearance: Ruby red to tan brown dark ale, but bright and caught the light nicely. Initial thick white head upon pouring which died down to a thin skin across the top and plenty of persistent lacing. Great looking beer.

Smell: Rich toffee and caramel, along with some black cherry, some hints of yeast, and some spices.

Taste: Very rich and wonderful - lots of toffee, candi sugar, and caramel notes mixed in with plum, fruity esters, mild tart cherry, some spices I couldn't pull out, and a mild bitter finish. A sweet beer, but just what I was looking for as a dessert.

Mouthfeel: Thick and approaching creamy but also quite sticky as well. Light carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Dangerously drinkable. I easily could have had another but I would be hurting later if I did. Great by itself but I think it would have gone quite well with a meal. So many good things in this beer coming together nicely that add up to more than the sum of their parts. A special occasion beer for sure, and I think a great beer for that late spring holiday of Easter. I'll have to look for this beer in bottle form and save it for a special occasion. However, definitely a sweet and sugary beer. I could see if I was in the mood for something lighter this beer wouldn't cut it. This is a "last beer of the evening" ale - something you finish off the meal with or have when you expect to be going to bed soon. It's a beer for the finish, not the start or the middle. Makes sense to me anyway. After I've had this I want another, but I'm also done. Anything after this rich beer would clash badly I think.

damndirtyape, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

wilkowski, Apr 26, 2014
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Gouden Carolus Easter Beer from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.