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Gouden Carolus Ambrio - Brouwerij Het Anker

Gouden Carolus AmbrioGouden Carolus Ambrio

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BA SCORE
86
very good

278 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 278
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%


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 allergictomacros:
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber with a thick, solid head.

S - Nose is spicy, grassy, earthy, with hints of light fruit and alcohol. Slightly medicinal.

T - Apple, pear, alcohol and yeastiness. Quite sweet as well. A little bit of funk but not too much.

M - Light body with a medium carbonation.

D - Pretty good drinker but a bit strong to session. Smooth and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 02:22:45 | More by allergictomacros
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Lgarciaosuna

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-11-2014 19:20:57 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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ant1

France

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-15-2014 17:21:48 | More by ant1
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-12-2014 20:26:54 | More by ArtZan
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fionn13

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-05-2014 00:17:51 | More by fionn13
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-02-2014 20:06:05 | More by BJSmit
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-10-2014 23:19:26 | More by TubaDan
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 00:18:18 | More by TheDoctor
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-29-2013 20:14:07 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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Genecy

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-14-2013 22:19:23 | More by Genecy
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-13-2013 12:38:14 | More by pipinmalikonj
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-10-2013 18:53:11 | More by byronic
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-03-2013 22:40:26 | More by RochefortChris
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-25-2013 01:50:11 | More by Edgerrin32
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-22-2013 00:29:46 | More by Poupae
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Does any else notice how ridiculously long Belgian beer names are? If you're not royalty, six words in your name is way too many.

Beautiful brown pour with a nice head. This is a very "typical" Belgian beer. The aroma is...well, just "Belgian". The same with the flavor. This isn't a bad thing. It's not bad to be a typical Belgian beer, any more than it's bad to be a typical Ferrari.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 10:03:34 | More by DrinkNewport
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-03-2013 15:17:57 | More by jaydoc
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-02-2013 14:53:27 | More by dcmchew
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Mendicant

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-27-2013 07:29:50 | More by Mendicant
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-04-2013 01:44:31 | More by KJ2013
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-25-2013 21:29:48 | More by desint
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Underrower

Georgia

1.94/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

750 ml bottle in a goblet

Label says amber-looks amber. Not much head. What there is dissipates quickly.

Smells, sweet, a little funky, maybe over riper fruit and yeast.

Taste- disappointing. Tastes like overripe plums or some other fruit. Later there is a bitterness like you licked an ash tray. I had to go back and lower the taste score. The farther I got into this bottle, the worse it gets. The taste is awful. Rotten plum then ashtray.

Great mouth feel if you can ignore the funky tart taste.

Overall-disappointment. On tap the Gouden Carolus Couvee Van de Kaiser Blau is my favorite beer of all time. The only IPA I like it Gouden Caroulus Hopsinjoor. I was expecting more from this. I really wished this was better. Would not ever want to taste this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 17:57:04 | More by Underrower
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dieBlume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-31-2013 21:12:14 | More by dirtylou
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Gouden Carolus Ambrio from Brouwerij Het Anker
86 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.