Gouden Carolus Indulgence - Whisky Infused
Brouwerij Het Anker

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Brouwerij Het Anker
Strong Ale - Belgian Dark
4.2 | pDev: 8.1%
Apr 10, 2020
Nov 02, 2015
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4.35 by Gooljd from England on Apr 10, 2020
4.28 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Oct 25, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Big foamy head nice lacing bright red clear color

Nose big sweet Belgian red, candy sweet syrup, caramel, candi sugar, toffee little nutty, fruity aromas, dark fruits, little whiskey barrel

Taste big sweet malts, Belgian candi sugar, very sweet candy, little fruity dark dried fruits, little whiskey barrel, touch of alcohol, mild phenols, touch of bitter hop

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, little alcohol

Aug 11, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Thanks to Francois for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a nice ruby red hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of nice Belgian esters and sugars. Sweet and fruity.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Nice Belgian sugars and light dark fruits.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, pleasant.

O - Overall this was a rather solid Belgian. Really enjoyable.

Serving Type: bottle

Aug 11, 2018
4 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Dec 18, 2017
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4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Oscari from Belgium

Defenitely not retired. Just spoke to the brewer at a local beer festival in Belgium. Due to high demand it was limited available.

Jul 23, 2017
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4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by josanguapo from Spain

From Belgium in a Box. In Teku glass. Shared with Carlos. Superb. Very drinkable. The greatness of the base beer is still present under a soft, well placed whisky touch

Feb 10, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by djura from Serbia

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0.75l Batch no 001, Autumn 2015.

A - Ruby red color, with creamy brown head, medium carbonation.
S - Lots of dark fruits, caramel, aromatic.
T/M - Worm finish. Highly creamy and full of taste. High class. Also medium carbonated.

O - Excellent. Drink it at some 10-15 C.

Jan 29, 2017
3.92 by beerpirates from Belgium on Dec 31, 2016
4.3 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic on Dec 22, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of residual sugar, dry fruits, whiskey notes with some caramelized malt is just about perfect. Taste is also a great mix of dry fruits with some residual sugar notes and some caramelized malt and light warming alcohol notes. Body is full with great carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Rich with some smooth barrel-aged notes and some great complexity while retaining drinkability.

Nov 27, 2016
3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Oct 26, 2016
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Aug 14, 2016
3.56 by YvesB from Belgium on Jun 25, 2016
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5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by CarlosMarinho


Jun 18, 2016
4.05 by JamFuel from Sweden on Jun 17, 2016
4.22 by Ivangoal from Denmark on May 18, 2016
4.45 by HopBelT from Belgium on May 15, 2016
5 by Jayamefu from Netherlands on May 07, 2016
4.18 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on May 04, 2016
4.17 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey on Apr 27, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Nose is nice, though not as strong as I would have expected. Caramel, fig, date, vanilla and whisky are all present.

The taste is better. The (sometimes overwhelming) sweetness of the base beer is neutered somewhat by the whisky. Of course, there is still an obvious sweetness to the beer. Brown sugar, caramel, fig and date are notable, along with whisky and vanilla. The whisky is fairly well integrated, but the resulting beer is a bit hot and certainly rougher around the edges that the Blauw ever is.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated, verging on syrupy.

Overall, an interesting take on the Van de Kaizer Blauw, but I think the original is superior.

Mar 26, 2016
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4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

Released at Systembolaget, Sweden at March 18 - 2016.

Gouden Carolus Indulgence is a limited new series of beers brewed every year with varying content. Whisky Infused is the first taste to be produced under this label.
Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer (year 2015) was enriched by an infusion of Gouden Carolus Single Malt whisky from a selection of Anker bespoke wooden casks.

I’m looking forward to review this!

The beer pours clear and dark mahogny-colored with a two to three finger high, beige head that clings to the glas and leaves a lot of lacing.

Nose: Vanilla, bourbon, whiskey, caramel malt, brown sugar, toffee, honey, dried fruit, banana, whipped cream and raisin.
Taste: Caramel, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, spices, chocolate, prunes, raisin and ripe apples.
Mouthfeel: Soft, smooth, sweet, complex. A light, smooth carbonation. Despite the high sweetness i feel it’s easy to drink! After the sweetness I get a lot of bourbon and oak. A great sipper!

Wow! This is something really good!

Mar 23, 2016
4.04 by Bugs318 from Canada (QC) on Mar 21, 2016
4.25 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Mar 15, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Marius from Netherlands

75cl bottle. Dark ruby-brown pour with a coarse-grained tan head. Smells of caramel, whiskey, bourbon, toffee and spices. Sweet, with notes of burnt caramel, toffee, bourbon. As the drink gets warmer, it gets more complex, with notes of prunes, raisins and figs.It would do well with a fuller body or a bit of roastiness, but other than that this is a solid Belgian dark ale.

Mar 10, 2016
3.63 by Euroglot from Belgium on Jan 28, 2016
4.1 by samEBC from Belgium on Jan 24, 2016
4.17 by dcmchew from Romania on Jan 05, 2016
4.46 by koladiola from Belgium on Jan 02, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

750ml corked and caged bottle served in a Hill Farmstead taster. Pours a mahogany hue with a loose, 1/8th inch, tan colored head that quickly dissipates into a froth. Nose expresses candi sugar, dark malts and ethanol. Whiskey is really forward in the flavor profile and comes off as quite young, with the elements from the nose trailing. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a gassy carbonation. Overall, the carbonation is just way too assertive for this beer. I love the base beer, but this one has too many rough edges. Perhaps a couple years in the cellar might improve things.

Dec 21, 2015
4.17 by desint from Belgium on Dec 20, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

This beer is infused with the breweries own made whisky. The base beer used is Gouden Carolus Cuvee vd Keizer. The result is a delicious slightly sweet beer.

Nov 25, 2015
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 33 ratings