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Gouden Carolus Ambrio - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
86
very good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 291
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-15-2003)
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Reviews by Bestuurder:
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Bestuurder

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good brew, matches well with lamb, duck, and venison.

This brew poured from a 330cl long neck bottle into a abby pint glass. Very thick head, which settles rather nicely into a heavy lacing throughout consumption. The auburn colouration and cloudiness are excellent. The head is off-white, mildly beige.

Scent is strong of malt, hps and yeast. Mild notes of caramel and pine nuts.

Flavour is abound, but not controlled. The taste of nuts and hops are very central. Moderate aftertaste, which feels like warm pilsner.

The palate is enraged with texture! The thickness of the brew is excellent and the cask carbonation is balanced.

This is a brew that could only be consumed when paired with a proper meat or octopus. But overall, itisn't terrible, but it certainly is not great.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 02:48:29 | More by Bestuurder
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3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
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Slightly hazy amber copper color with a huge beige head with eternal retention and leaving strong laces.
Light aroma of caramel malt, raisins, orange marmalade and other overripe fruits.
Bold flavor with lots of spices initially and notes of herbal hops, rum, green apples, pears and lots of sugar. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness that fades away quickly with sugar overtaking it.
Light body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is definitely there.
I found it disappointing comparing to other Gouden Carolus. In one word: boring, too much sugar and caramel lacking complexity and a bit of balance. But looks nice.

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Minnesota

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A:
Pours a beautiful ruby-amber-brown with a tremendous, effervescent tan head that goes from half the glass to a couple inches of fluffy cream. Great retention; perfectly even chunky lacing. Poyfect!

S:
Sweet dough, flowers, clove, roasty malt. Spicy and sugary. Warm.

T:
Rich, rummy, spicy, yeasty, aromatic. The taste comes onto the tongue spicy and warm. It progresses through sweet maltiness and subtle dry hoppiness before a lingering boozy finish with yeasty spice.

M:
Round, coating, and warm. The body is a touch past medium. On the whole it is velvety with really subtle carbonation. Awesome.

O:
Fantabulous beer in every way!
This is not the best representation of its style if we are judging it that way (I'm not) but is a very good beer. I can think of other beers that I would judge as "better" but this is a very tight package that is exactly what it should be, which I can't say about them (if that makes any sense).
One of the most perfect-looking beers that I have ever had with an alluring spice-laden nose and a taste that shys away from copying the smell. The velvety palate and lingering booze warmth make for a complete package.
Will have again; find it.

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Gouden Carolus Ambrio from Brouwerij Het Anker
86 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.