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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

673 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 31 | 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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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-01-2013 11:57:56 | More by ChrisMon02
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

12-01-2013 03:20:28 | More by Whiskeydeez
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

11-29-2013 23:47:03 | More by ManforallSaisons
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-27-2013 20:43:18 | More by BigTrubble
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Weas

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

11-27-2013 04:24:00 | More by Weas
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themegamancave

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

11-24-2013 18:58:05 | More by themegamancave
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-23-2013 15:34:13 | More by sgttibbs
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RRC03

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2013 23:29:47 | More by RRC03
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-20-2013 21:37:41 | More by pipinmalikonj
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent dark brown with a thick tan head that lingers and laces well. The nose is of dark sweet malt with a hint of dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied and well carbonated. This beer is full of flavor that masks the 10% alcohol well. Extremely well balanced. The taste is dark malt, with chocolate undertones, blended with spice and licorice with a very slight alcohol finish. Finishes clean with a burst of dark malt against spice and alcohol. An excellent Christmas Ale. I just did a side by side against St. Bernardus Christmas ale, on 12/4/13. Gouden is far superior in terms of body, complexity and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 21:09:03 | More by tillmac62
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dcmchew

Romania

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black, 2 finger beige head, really sticky.
Smells sweet and fruity, of banana, dark fruit, ripe fruit jam, also lots of caramel and traditional spices. This should be tasty, if not overly sweet.
Very sweet malts, with truckloads of caramel and chocolate, but there's also a dark roastiness, creating notes of (very sweet) coffee. Doughy yeasts creating a "Christmas cake" kind of taste, but they're also very spicy, with nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, cocoa powder, hints of vanilla, faint licorice, prickly peppercorn and minty notes of anise seed. Fruitiness is lower than expected, but brings dark fruit jam, slightly acidic red apples and some sweet red grapes with a musty characteristic. The herbal spices lead to the hops in the end, mildly bitter, with a nice finish.
The mouthfeel is chewy, chunky, sliding down the throat, with a mild carbonation. Alcohol is a bit more than warming, with a faint (very faint) booziness, not ruining the beer though.
A nice Christmas ale, not the sweetest of the bunch, but still for people with a sweet tooth. Perfect for the season.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 18:17:28 | More by dcmchew
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randob300

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-17-2013 00:48:36 | More by randob300
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zookerman182

Alabama

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 18:24:49 | More by zookerman182
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

11-09-2013 01:28:56 | More by browniewithnuts
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 01:52:44 | More by dbrauneis
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-03-2013 15:19:10 | More by jaydoc
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Coren

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

10-17-2013 13:59:04 | More by Coren
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-04-2013 01:43:52 | More by KJ2013
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

08-09-2013 21:49:42 | More by reitzbrewing
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

08-04-2013 17:05:48 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Hobbit

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

08-02-2013 02:52:20 | More by Hobbit
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TheMsnLink

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1%

07-29-2013 19:56:53 | More by TheMsnLink
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harsley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

07-26-2013 16:28:51 | More by harsley
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-25-2013 17:37:08 | More by Stinger80OH
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1%

07-23-2013 17:43:49 | More by kingmaker
Gouden Carolus Noël / Christmas from Brouwerij Het Anker
89 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.