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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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very good

687 Ratings

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Ratings: 687
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 20
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

randob300, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of zookerman182
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy red color with a very small and non existent head.
Aroma is very boozy and full of dark fruit and cherries.
Taste is cherries, raisins, prunes, figs, very nice holiday beer.
Mouthfeel is really nice, almost creamy.
Sweet tasting beer with nice carbonation.

zookerman182, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: 2012 Vintage

A: Pours a murky reddish brown in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation visible along the edges of the glass and some amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall creamy foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark fruit malty sweetness (plum and prunes are most dominant) along with just a hint of spices/anise/licorice.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of malty sweetness with stronger flavors of dark fruits (plum and prunes). That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of anise/licorice and Belgian yeast. Light notes of alcohol in the finish as the beer warms up.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with some light notes of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This is a great beer for the winter/holiday season - perfect for sipping along side the fireplace on a chilly. A very nice representation of the BSDA style, especially since it has strong dark fruit aromas/flavors but without very much sweetness.

dbrauneis, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Coren, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

reitzbrewing, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Hobbit, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

TheMsnLink, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Stinger80OH, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

kingmaker, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mrfrancis, Jul 09, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Janeinma, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Kmat10, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

InspectorBob, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Stugotzo, May 12, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle, bottled on 09/08/11, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly weird shade of murky, dark brown, topped with a nice, thick off-white head that leaves good lacing.

S- Interesting aroma, lots of sweet dark malts, fruit, and a lot of christmas-ey spices (clove, nutmeg, allspice).

T- Lots of sweet dark malts, fruit, and some light spiciness, but from the middle through to the finish the flavor is dominated by a huge combination of vinous, anise and boozy flavors. It's simultaneously too sweet and too vinous. Weird. Bad.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, the booziness isn't quite as noticeable here and is only a bit warm.

O- This was pretty bad. The anise, sweetness and vinous flavors are all in the wrong proportions, and produce a beer that doesn't fit together and isn't fun to drink. Pass.

WillCarrera, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Sparky44, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from champagne bottle into perfect pint glass.

Pours very dark brown, some maroon hints and a layer of foam. Chocolate cherry nose, and other assorted fruits. Cola too. Sweet belgian candi sugar taste but balanced well. Earthy hop close - not in a bitter sense, but in a flavored one. A bit boozy. Rich.

KTCamm, Apr 21, 2013
Gouden Carolus Noël / Christmas from Brouwerij Het Anker
89 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.