Gouden Carolus Classic | Brouwerij Het Anker

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Gouden Carolus ClassicGouden Carolus Classic

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of delta490
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

An excellent Belgian Strong Ale. It pours a dark ruby color, with a\ nice creamy head and some lacing. As the brewery notes mention, it is a maltier beer, with a hint of spice and fruit. The 8.5% ABV is hidden very well and not particularly noticeable in the taste, only your head.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Pours two fingers of light tan head on a dark brown colored body.
The aroma is caramel, spices and brown sugar.
The taste is mild sweetness at first, more brown sugar sweetness middle to end, some figs to finish.
The texture is soft but thicker with low carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Liquor Shed in Casper, $10.99 for the 2013 750ml bottle.

A nice pop when I pulled the cork but no gushing, thankfully, it pours a clear? deep mahogany with a 2 finger hof and of course, nice lacing.

Lots of caramel malt, mixed with some toffee and fruity notes in the smell. Pitted fruits, me thinks. No, I'm thinking of a Bartlett. Anywho, it's a very nice aroma going on.

I do appreciate the pear flavour I'm getting straight off. Toffee follows and something semi sweet..I'll read the label...molasses? Okay. Nothing realy on the bitter side going on but this is not an overly sweet brew either.

Sipping further in, I get a mild heat from the alcohol but it's not a huge distraction.

Close to if not full bodied, medium carbonation, makes for a great mouthfeel, eh?

This is classically delicious and a real joy to sip on. Well worth the price I paid for it.

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Photo of henkmudi
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell of fresh barley, hay, honeycomb wax. Copper, red, dark orange, foam dense and persistent. First taste tobacco, chocolate, coffee, malt. Resembles top quality rose wines and finest single malt whiskeys. Only minus is to much sweet and caramel. Strong, tasty looking for heavy food, or it can serve as glass before sleep.

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Photo of BWED
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle poured into a chalice.

A- Deep hazed brown body. Creamy light tan head. Nice rings of lacing and very leggy.

S- Molasses, caramel, some sweet bread. Super malty aroma.

T- Sweet but not as overbearing as the aroma suggested. Malt and molasses. Slight fruit character comes out.

M- Creamy, full body. Very subtle, fine carbonation. And a clean wet finish.

O- Yum. The malty notes in this are fantastic. Molasses caramel, and the depth of this beer is great. Temp change brings more intense flavors out. Very nice.

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Photo of FLima
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown reddish color with a thick two finger beige head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Nice aroma with notes of raisins, spices, candied sugar, licorice, prunes, apple puree and grapes.
Delicious flavor with spiced notes, candied sugar, plums, figs, cocoa, red wine and vanilla. Quite dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Velvet full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% abv is very well hidden.
Excellent beer combining rich spices and fruits notes. Sweetness that does not bother. Very easy to drink, I remember to taste it while I was adventuring in the world of craft beer, and still tastes great.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown body with one finger head that never really goes away thanks to a lace ring. Aroma has dark fruits everywhere with figs, raisins, black cherries, and there is also a sugary sweetness in the aroma like toffee or candi sugar. Very smooth, creamy, sweetness from caramel, toffee, candi sugar, the smoothness is from a good yeast presence, creaminess from great balance with dark fruit flavors like black cherry and raisins (not going to say plums) and finishes oh so easy. Maybe too sweet for some but hit the spot for me.

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Photo of barczar
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Believe it's a 2011.

Pours a hazy deep brown with a fleeting tan head that dissipates to nothing.

Maple, treacle, pears, raisins, dates, and figs form the initial aroma. Very complex and rich. There's a bit of a bell pepper note.

Flavor reveals deep molasses and slightly smoky, toasted malt, accompanied by raisins, dates, and a hint of vinous character. Dark fruit reigns.

Body is full, with moderate carbonation that lifts the heavy alcohol and prevents the flavor from becoming cloying.

Great Belgian yeast esters, with enough malt sweetness and vinous character to balance. A real treat.

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Photo of Takahiro
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: dark brown, with tan head, the head thins out rather quickly, but lingers afloat for a quite long time. leaves a belgian lace
S: prune, dark fruit, caramel, toffee
T: prune, little bit of rust, caramel, and alcohol warmth/sweetness
M: some sweetness from alcohol sticks a bit, but overall dry finish
O: good desert beer, but a bit sweet for the moment, where i just took a nice hot bath.

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Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 12/12/2012. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, candi sugar, toast, clove, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, apricot, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, prune, apricot, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, clove, brown bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong dark ale! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of falloutsnow
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: "Lot number L 16/05/12 10:13"
Glass: Tulip

Somewhat like a "light" version of their classic Noel winter ale, Gouden Carolus' Classic is a fairly strong Belgian amber ale with good expression of aromas and flavors. I have fond memories of this being widely available in Brussels' grocery stores, and of enjoying it often with a late day snack or dinner. One I wish was more commonly available in the US, and that I would pick up again.

Pours a substantial 2cm tall head of small to medium-sized, beige-colored bubbles, yielding a somewhat frothy appearance. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting several minutes in a slow decline to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a small island of thin film atop the body of the beer. Lacing is very good, with thin, hieroglyphic patterns clinging to all sides of the glass. Body is a very dark brown, nearly black color, with light bringing out very dark brown and dark golden orange hues. Highly numerous and vigorous carbonation visible along the sides of the glass, but not through, the body being opaque.

Aroma is pleasant and assertive, of medium-dark caramel-like sweetness from sugar syrup, with attendant scents of anise, prunes, and slight spicy phenols and bread-like character.

Overall flavors are of medium-dark sugar syrup, prunes, anise, and slightly spicy phenols; ethanol is there, but more of a background flavor than anything else. Front of palate tastes medium-dark caramel-like sweetness, slightly sharp clove-like phenols, prunes and raisins, and anise. Mid-palate of medium-dark caramel-like sweetness from sugar syrup, slightly sharp clove-like phenols, anise, prunes and raisins, and a touch of ethanol. Back of palate experiences slightly sharp clove-like phenols, strong prunes and raisins, anise, the sweetness from dark candy syrup in the background along with ethanol. Aftertaste is of pleasant, slightly sharp clove-like phenols with light anise, and a bit of roasted malt and medium-dark caramel-like sweetness from sugar syrup in the background.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, leading to a slightly foamy (1/4) and otherwise smooth (3/4) mouthfeel that is just right for the beer and within stylistic guidelines. Ethanol slightly perceptible as a slight warmth on the palate, but no other indicators. Closes dry, with heavy stickiness clinging to the palate.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Murky brown with a slightly off-white ring of head.

S: Molasses, plum, fig, raisin, and a general dark fruit aroma in the nose. Also a bit boozy.

T: A touch roasty, vanilla, some dark fruit flavors, molasses.

M: Full bodied, but it could be smoother. Not too harsh.

O: This is a really good beer.I wouldn't say it's nearly as good as the Blauw, but I would recommend it.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown with a big tan head that pours at three or so inches but clumpily settles to a healthy film. Good retention; minimal lacing.

Pretty alcoholic with leather, cloves, licorice, and overripe dark fruits.

Sweet and fruity. Cherries, cocoa powder, strong black tea, red wine. Delicious.

Thinner than one would think with a medium body and prickly carbonation. The flavor coats your mouth but is fairly unobtrusive.

Good solid beer.
This is a fine strong dark ale and is fairly interesting while remaining kind of unassuming.
It is not the best looking of their beers that I have had, but it is fine-smelling and delicious. Judging by the smell of it, I was expecting a roasty, boozy beer but sipping it I was greeted by a fresh-tasting, mellow, sweet beer. Very tasty.
Would have again; a nice approachable example of a strong dark Belgian.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 330mL bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A: The beer pours a col like color of dark brown with some light shining through. Head is very light tan or very off white, 1.5 fingers thick and foamy and sticks around just a little while before settling down to a thin layer above the beer.

S: Very yeasty and classic Belgian, with hints of dark fruit and spice mingled with some dark malts that are caramel or dark bready in character. Very nice.

T: Spicy with lots of dark fruits such as plums and raisins and some spices. Some candy sugar in there, but more malt sweetness from sweetened bread or light caramel. Nice.

F: Smooth.

Overall: This is a nice example of a strong dark Belgian ale. Not too intimidating for newcomers but also not shy on the flavor. This is a really good beer.

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Photo of BeerDocT
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance 3.75: Pours out a dark, translucent chestnut brown. Little head...never got above maybe a 1/4" (and that's generous) during the initial pour. Almost no lacing.

Smell 3.75: Good nose on this beer. I smell a lot of roasted grains and some malt, along with a deep and pleasing mustiness.

Taste 4.0: Front is slightly sweet with a very pleasant smoothness on the palate. Middle is where the big flavors hit: malt, toasted grains and a balance of noble hops. Finish is silky smooth with dark, delicious tastes of dried dark fruit and a very subtle smokiness. Aftertaste is of medium length and subtle flavors like light grains and chlorophyll appear on the palate. This beer reminds me so much of another excellent beer: Lion Stout. Maybe the same "top fermenting" yeast????

Mouthfeel 4.0: Unlike so many Belgians, this beer is very lightly carbonated. To me, this uniqueness adds to the flavor of this beer and serves to emphasize its silky smooth taste and mouthfeel.

Overall 4.0: While off a bit in certain areas, this beer is -nonetheless-- outstanding. Excellent tasting and a unique type of Belgian style, what with its low level of bubbles. Highly enjoyable, fully sessionable and I can certainly see why this has been brewed continuously since 1471.

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Photo of DPJ3322
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured it from a 750 ml bottle that had been aging a while in my fridge. I poured into a Three Philosophers tasting glass, ideal for Belgians I think.

Appearance - Made a one finger head, light brown carbonation and rich, dark mahgogany color. It is very dark and not clear at all. Nice

Smell - I get a lot of rich fruity smells and some Belgian yeast.

Taste - A very winey taste paired with well dark, fruity flavors. I've tried Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue) by Brouwerij Het Anker and it was far more robust on the winey side. This is somewhat more balanced and subdued.

Mouthfeel - Not too heavy on the carbonation, medium in mouthfeel, once again, nice. It is a bit viscous and heavy on the mouthfeel aftertaste texture.

Overall - This is a bit light side for the style and I like it.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a two finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving a no lace. Dark opaque brown color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose and flavor is dark fruit and spice. Better flavor as it warms. Higher ABV is hidden. 330ml bottle part of 4-pak $18.99 Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

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Photo of tone77
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bursting with dark fruits, some yeast present, mouth is watering. Taste is very complex, some sweetness, spice, lots of fruits, mild alcohol, excellent and delicious. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a top notch beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

25cl bottle with "Gouden Carolus D'or" painted in yellow paint on the bottle. I was told by the person I received this from that it is from the '70s but based on the condition of the bottle I wouldn't be surprised if it was from the '90s instead (design was used in both eras). All in all this bottle should be at least 20 years old, maybe up to 40.

A- Cap is a challenge to take off, literally bent the cap opener that I've used on all other bottles. When it does come off there is pretty much no hiss and the beer pours fairly flat with just a few bubbles. Bottom of cap is almost completely black. Beer appears almost completely still in glass and is a translucent dark brown with a reddish, gold hue to it. Despite the flatness the beer looks beautiful.

S- The second the cap is partially opened I can get a glimpse of a nice rich smell that reassures me after the lack of hiss and carbonation. After being opened the aroma dies down but the original presence of molasses, figs, raisins, port, slight cherries, and slight cardboard from oxidation. The oxidation actually meshes nicely with the beer and overall the beer is fairly aromatic and very pleasant for its age.

T- Opens up with figs, molasses, hints of port, a tiny bit of caramel, and just a hint of cherries lingering in the background. Finishes with more figs, some more caramel, and some watery cardboard due to the oxidation. Overall I was surprised by how well this beer had held up. It was fairly flavorful, the oxidation was definitely present but that's too be expected at this age and it didn't really detract anything from the beer.

M- Medium bodied, very smooth, slightly watery on the finish, completely flat but I don't completely mind it.

O- The cap and bottle on this beer claim this beer could age for a lifetime, after opening e bottle up after at least 20 years after it had been bottled I can definitely say that is probably true. The beer definitely showed its age but still remained a tasty treat that I thourghly enjoyed trying and would definitely try again if I ever get the chance.

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Photo of SmashPants
4.87/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: solid brown 330mL bottle, decent label to boot. Better than your average Belgian beer package - don't know what the name means, but I like it.

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy dark copper-brown with hints of ruby against the light. A great froth of a beige head bursts up and settles to a solid cap fairly quickly. Solid lacing too.

Aroma: a confident nose - pungent and sweet, quite complex to boot. Sour cherries, citric and heavy fruits, a touch of lemon peel and some spices - this aroma has it all. This has to be one of the best smelling beers I have come across to date - I just hope the flavours come through on the palate...

Taste:  ... and do they ever! Sweet up front with those fruits and some chocolate and heavy treacle. The sherry spice and cherry sourness hang about too. Lovely!

Aftertaste: most of the flavours linger through, but with some warming alcohol finally coming through. A marvellously well-rounded beer.

Mouth feel: a reasonably full-bodied beer with moderate carbonation to carry those flavours through magnificently. Slightly dry on the finish, suiting those sherry flavours.

Overall: an exceptional, exceptional beer. Full flavoured and super complex, with just the right amount of each flavour jockeying for favour. Hands-down one of the best beers I have ever had. The only thing holding me back is the AU$140+ per case price (2013), but even at this price I believe it is worth it. Just have to make it a special occasion. Damn peasant wages - I'd love to have this one regularly.

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Photo of spoony
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a two-finger tan head that drops steadily into a cap. The brew is dirty and murky, but not completely opaque, and chestnut-brown in color. I can spot a few bubbles working their way up the side of the glass.

S-The smell is an interesting mix of cola, brown sugar, and warming, solvent-scented alcohol. There is some dark fruit, mostly prunes, and a bit of cocoa, too.

T-The taste is a pleasingly sweet mixture of prunes, candy and brown sugar, and a bit of pepper and clove spice. The alcohol is warming and sweet, but not aggressive. The taste is sweet and a little rough around the edges with an earthy feel, but not kick-you-in-the-face rough.

M-The feel is typically Belgian with a medium to lighter body and a soft carbonation that rolls around for a bit on the palate.

O-This beer may never win any first-place prizes in the BSDA category, but it is drinkable and packs a decent punch of flavor. As noted above, it is a tad rough and vegetal, but I kind-of enjoy the rustic aspect. It would go great with some pate and cheese on a cool evening.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a murky dark brown color. The head is a two finger mocha shade, settling down to one finger relatively quick. Nonetheless, general retention is good, as is the soft, creamy texture. Thin streaks of lacing are left on the glass.

S: There are plenty of plums on the aroma, as well plenty of milk chocolate. Caramel and brown sugar also abound in conjunction with a well balanced note of bready yeast, pears, and apples. Really, it's not far off from a great quad - or Keizer Blauw for that matter.

T: Opening flavors are very strong in brown sugar sweetness. It's caramely in a good way. Dark fruit flavors (plums, raisins, and the like) build up in the midtaste before the dry finish...that's also laden with dark fruits. While it's fairly sugary, it's balanced just enough so to become non-cloying. Complexity is only lacking next to the aforementioned Keizer Blauw: this still has very good depth, even within the style.

M: The back end is moderately dry. I like that, by the way - it helps quash some (if not all) of the sweetness. Not a hint of alcohol is felt or tasted on the palate, but there is a slight warming sensation down the esophagus.

O: Excellent. Not sure why I held onto this single for so long, because I'm really digging this. Very flavorful and sweet, yet approachable and balanced enough. Fantastic dessert beer, and I wish I had more than a single of this.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Here we have a strong dark ale to whet my appetite for Belgian beers, this time it's Gouden Carolus Classic - brewed using a recipe from the 60's. The label appeals to my inner-Viking with golden lettering that looks like an Anglicised Scandinavian font. It is actually an homage (or beermage) to Emperor Charles V, one of the most powerful of the Holy Roman Emperors, hence the "Carolus" which is Latin for "Charles".

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: The body presents a murky dark chocolate with tan specks where the head would normally reside, however this is a high ABV beer which generally come headless.

S: Dark plums, raisins, chocolate and a jot of brandy all combine to give off a Christmas pudding aroma. There is a bubblegum ester thrown in there for good measure. The overall fragrance is undeniably sweet and very tempting.

T: The dark fruit and bubblegum ester, along with a heady dose of candi sugar are immediately noticeable, this Belgian doesn't waste time! There is a sticky date toffee middle going on followed by a clove note and a smooth slightly medicinal herb bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, chewy and creamy carbonation.

D: A feast for the senses! This rich, luxurious and unabashedly sugar-coated brew is certainly an excellent choice for a sweet tooth. Lacking in complexity a little for this fact, however it does an excellent job hiding both the hops and the alcohol in there and is clearly a well-crafted beer. I personally enjoyed it so much that I was disappointed I hadn't bought another bottle when my glass ran dry. There is always tomorrow.

Food match: Dessert, and cheese, or both (cheesecake). Either or in the case of this brew, though perhaps leaning towards dessert due to the sweetness.

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Photo of silverking
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- A hazy deep ruby amber with a thin beige head. Head retention is good. There are sheets of lace left down teh sides of my glass with each sip.

S- Enticing aromas of candied plums and figs. Light notes of toffee and sweet breads. there is an alcohol kick on the back end.

T- Sweet malt, candied fruits. The finish is bready with substantial notes of alcohol.

M- full bodied, low carbonation, creamy, sticky.

O- This would be great on a cold winter night. I will be buying this again.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz Brown bottle with usual class from Het Anker with the label and bottle style. These bottlings Are down right beautiful. Poured into an authentic Gouden Carolus goblet.

A - darkest of ruby browns with a near plum colored hue. Light tan colored head sits fluffy on top and settles to a creamy ring of lace leaving good stick. A delicious looking liquid.

S - candied plums and loads of rich dark fruit. Sugary and sweet with hints of fine Belgian spice. Caramel malts really add to the aroma. Alcohol has a slight floral note but the abundance of dark fruit and sweetness set the tone of this here's true character.

T - wow. What a rich flavor. Almost similar to their Keizer Blauw. Lots of candied dark fruits with plum, dates, and raisin. Caramel and toffee malt provide the additional sweetness with small soft chocolate note. Once again an excellent Belgian yeast strain with a little spice hitting at just the right moments. Slight alcohol esters with some warmth in the finish

M - on the fuller side of medium with superb texture and a perfect thickness for the style. Really gets its point across with a slap of fruity sweetness in the mouth. Alcohol flavors really go hand in hand with the feel and give you some nice warmth in the finish. Enjoyable and something I could drink every day of the week.

O - I've had the classic many times over as I have with all the Gouden Carolus ales. Probably my favorite Belgian brewery and stuff like this is why. This has a lot of the same similarities of the Keizer Blauw but not quite as hefty as its brother's Abv. Still a Belgian dark racked with loads of excellent flavor and quite possibly the smoothest ale of its size in the Belgian craft world. This is MasterCrafted stuff and if there ever was such a thing as a Belgian Brown ale this would be the one. I'll continue to drink these on a regular basis. One of my favorites

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Gouden Carolus Classic from Brouwerij Het Anker
92 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.
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