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Gouden Carolus Classic - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

670 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 38
Gots: 48 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Wessel, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

benlhoest, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

artemh, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown body with one finger head that never really goes away thanks to a lace ring. Aroma has dark fruits everywhere with figs, raisins, black cherries, and there is also a sugary sweetness in the aroma like toffee or candi sugar. Very smooth, creamy, sweetness from caramel, toffee, candi sugar, the smoothness is from a good yeast presence, creaminess from great balance with dark fruit flavors like black cherry and raisins (not going to say plums) and finishes oh so easy. Maybe too sweet for some but hit the spot for me.

clayrock81, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

azorie, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

cdl, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

javahead71, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

irshprncsk, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Savaseri, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

AlpacaAlpaca, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

beer64nut, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

NWHopinator, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of barczar
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Believe it's a 2011.

Pours a hazy deep brown with a fleeting tan head that dissipates to nothing.

Maple, treacle, pears, raisins, dates, and figs form the initial aroma. Very complex and rich. There's a bit of a bell pepper note.

Flavor reveals deep molasses and slightly smoky, toasted malt, accompanied by raisins, dates, and a hint of vinous character. Dark fruit reigns.

Body is full, with moderate carbonation that lifts the heavy alcohol and prevents the flavor from becoming cloying.

Great Belgian yeast esters, with enough malt sweetness and vinous character to balance. A real treat.

barczar, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Lgarciaosuna, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Hayley_86, Apr 11, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: dark brown, with tan head, the head thins out rather quickly, but lingers afloat for a quite long time. leaves a belgian lace
S: prune, dark fruit, caramel, toffee
T: prune, little bit of rust, caramel, and alcohol warmth/sweetness
M: some sweetness from alcohol sticks a bit, but overall dry finish
O: good desert beer, but a bit sweet for the moment, where i just took a nice hot bath.

Takahiro, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Birdlegs, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DbbC, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

KristofH, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

kylehay2004, Mar 27, 2014
Gouden Carolus Classic from Brouwerij Het Anker
92 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.