Gouden Carolus Indulgence - Whisky Infused
Brouwerij Het Anker

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Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
4.21 | pDev: 7.84%
Feb 17, 2023
Nov 02, 2015
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Reviewed by solisbrewmaster from Mexico

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into a belgian glass - Tulip.
The color is amazing dark brown with hints of red and a beige thin head.
The smell is big, sweet and malty with a little candy sugar and esters and alcohol in The back.
The taste is great! You get a beautiful blend of savors and cant even tell it is a big beer. At first you get a big malty and sweet flavor quickly followed by an estery and whiskey alcohol flavor, in The back you also get a dark candy syrup with fríes fruits- it is quite delicious and strong. As it warms you get a nice vanilla and oaky flavor. Very nice.
It has a medium full body with a decent and right amount of carbonation.
This was a gift and wish I had more!
Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by WynnO from Florida

Dec 16, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Gooljd from England

Apr 10, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Oct 25, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Dec 18, 2017
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Rated by Oscari from Belgium

4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by djura from Serbia

3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.92 by beerpirates from Belgium

Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic

Dec 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by YvesB from Belgium

Jun 25, 2016
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Rated by CarlosMarinho

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by JamFuel from Sweden

Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by Ivangoal from Denmark

May 18, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 15, 2016
Rated: 5 by Jayamefu from Netherlands

May 07, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

May 04, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey

Apr 27, 2016
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Reviewed by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by craftbeersweden from Sweden

4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.04 by Bugs318 from Canada (QC)

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Mar 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.63 by Euroglot from Belgium

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by samEBC from Belgium

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by dcmchew from Romania

Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by koladiola from Belgium

Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.17 by desint from Belgium

Dec 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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 35 ratings