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Gouden Carolus Easter Beer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 17
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: paterlodie on 04-29-2005

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Ratings: 205 | Reviews: 105
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3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottling past its prime but can see that it had some nice complexities.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage 12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, deep, dark mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with lots of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes, dates and candied sugar, but not much in the way of malt.

Taste: Very similar to that aroma. Lots of stone fruit, dark molasses, and candied sugar. There’s some strong flavors of malt and Belgian yeast, but the predominate flavors are of delicious dried stone fruit and candied sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. As there is no carbonation what-so-ever, this beer is extremely smooth. With an ABV of 10.5%, there is a very pleasant alcohol warmth present on the palate.

Overall: This is an extremely delicious beer, but I expect no less from Gouden Carolus. This will definitely be a yearly beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12/25/13 At Rattle n Hum, NYC. On tap. Part of a flight. 10.5%? Yes I'm going there. The depth of the flavor matches the depth of color. A sweet almost piney/maple aroma is way up front & doesn't give way. There it is. Like it or not. Me? Me likey! Do it, you'll thank me later. Disclaimer - **10.5% ABV**

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

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Gouden Carolus Easter Beer from Brouwerij Het Anker
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