Gouden Carolus Classic - Brouwerij Het Anker
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4.41/5 rDev +7.3%
Purchased from Liquor Shed in Casper, $10.99 for the 2013 750ml bottle.
A nice pop when I pulled the cork but no gushing, thankfully, it pours a clear? deep mahogany with a 2 finger hof and of course, nice lacing.
Lots of caramel malt, mixed with some toffee and fruity notes in the smell. Pitted fruits, me thinks. No, I'm thinking of a Bartlett. Anywho, it's a very nice aroma going on.
I do appreciate the pear flavour I'm getting straight off. Toffee follows and something semi sweet..I'll read the label...molasses? Okay. Nothing realy on the bitter side going on but this is not an overly sweet brew either.
Sipping further in, I get a mild heat from the alcohol but it's not a huge distraction.
Close to if not full bodied, medium carbonation, makes for a great mouthfeel, eh?
This is classically delicious and a real joy to sip on. Well worth the price I paid for it.
07-17-2014 23:45:13 | More by Bitterbill
4.45/5 rDev +8.3%
Smell of fresh barley, hay, honeycomb wax. Copper, red, dark orange, foam dense and persistent. First taste tobacco, chocolate, coffee, malt. Resembles top quality rose wines and finest single malt whiskeys. Only minus is to much sweet and caramel. Strong, tasty looking for heavy food, or it can serve as glass before sleep.
07-05-2014 13:50:57 | More by henkmudi
4.35/5 rDev +5.8%
330 ml bottle poured into a chalice.
A- Deep hazed brown body. Creamy light tan head. Nice rings of lacing and very leggy.
S- Molasses, caramel, some sweet bread. Super malty aroma.
T- Sweet but not as overbearing as the aroma suggested. Malt and molasses. Slight fruit character comes out.
M- Creamy, full body. Very subtle, fine carbonation. And a clean wet finish.
O- Yum. The malty notes in this are fantastic. Molasses caramel, and the depth of this beer is great. Temp change brings more intense flavors out. Very nice.
07-02-2014 12:39:44 | More by BWED
4.14/5 rDev +0.7%
Brown reddish color with a thick two finger beige head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Nice aroma with notes of raisins, spices, candied sugar, licorice, prunes, apple puree and grapes.
Delicious flavor with spiced notes, candied sugar, plums, figs, cocoa, red wine and vanilla. Quite dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Velvet full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% abv is very well hidden.
Excellent beer combining rich spices and fruits notes. Sweetness that does not bother. Very easy to drink, I remember to taste it while I was adventuring in the world of craft beer, and still tastes great.
06-22-2014 03:27:42 | More by FLima
Gouden Carolus Classic from Brouwerij Het Anker
92 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.