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Gouden Carolus Noël / Christmas - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Gouden Carolus Noël / ChristmasGouden Carolus Noël / Christmas

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BA SCORE
89
very good

721 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 15.44%
Wants: 24
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 11-24-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +3%

Bottle dated as best before 1st August 2011. I’m guessing that makes this a 2010 vintage… Score!

Brownish copper. Caramel notes abound in the nose. The flavor profile is distinctly malt forward complemented with sweet notes of caramel and molasses. The alcohol is in check but surprisingly still pokes through in the slightest way on the finish. Slightly tart on the finish as well.

I’ve heard that this beer is really hot when it is young. I can’t say because this aged beauty was my first try. I can say that I definitely liked the four-year old version quite a bit.

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4.26/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Trails End. Nitro.

Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. A very pretty nitro beer. Smell is quite nice - Christmas spices, dark fruits and booze. Very appropriate for winter. Flavor is similar to the nose with lots of sweetness, dark fruit and booze. Body is lighter than expected, with nice carbonation.

Overall, a very good beer that I enjoyed a lot.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Had this on draft last night. I enjoyed it. 3.75-4. It didn't blow me away but it was tasty. Very solid for the style. Definitely something I'd order again, though this isn't my favorite style and I'm not overly crazy about Belgian beers.

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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark reddish brown with a sparse tan head that faded immediately to a thin film. The aroma is sweet, with lots of licorice, some dark fruit notes and some spiciness. The taste is licorice and more licorice, with some cherry, raisin, figs, and kind of a "winey" taste. The mouthfeel is medium to light, with a bit of alcohol burn, very little carbonation. It seems like there's a lot of different flavors in this beer, but they aren't melded well. Not the best Christmas Ale out there, but a solid drinker nonetheless.

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Gouden Carolus Noël / Christmas from Brouwerij Het Anker
89 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.