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Gouden Carolus Classic - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Gouden Carolus ClassicGouden Carolus Classic

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

635 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 36
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002)
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Reviews by goodbyesoberday:
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goodbyesoberday

Australia

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep red-amber colour, crystal clear and with a thick pale tan head that stays very well for a strong beer lacing all down the glass.

Aroma of golden syrup and toffee, somewhat herbaceous but my nose is slightly stuffy at the moment.

The taste is full of toffee and raisins and sweet malt. Perhaps a little cherrylike and definitely some spicy plum pudding.

Overall it's a very drinkable beer. There is no heat or other sign it's an 8% ABV brew. Very pleased with this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2006 12:45:19 | More by goodbyesoberday
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Gouden Carolus Classic from Brouwerij Het Anker
92 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.