Gouden Carolus Noël / Christmas | Brouwerij Het Anker

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3.92/5
Very Good
889 Ratings
Gouden Carolus Noël / ChristmasGouden Carolus Noël / Christmas
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gusler on 11-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,558
Reviews:
504
Ratings:
889
pDev:
15.56%
Bros Score:
2.88
 
 
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40
Gots:
115
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a brown color with about a finger and a half of off white foam. Moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, some bready malts, and booze. Maybe a hint of some spices as well.

t - Tastes mostly of dark fruits, especially raisins and dates.I also got a little bit of banana, as well as the taste of sweet malts and a tiny hint of booze, but not as much as in the smell. Pretty nice.

m - A sticky sweet taste with a medium body and little carbonation. A little alcohol taste to it but considering the ABV not too bad.

d - I thought this was an above average Belgian. I enjoyed the sweet smell and taste of dark fruits and sweet malts, and would definitely try this again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml cage and cork - 2017 version - Christmas dinner drinking. Pours a mahogany colour - definite reddish hue - off whitish head. Smells of molasses, bit of licorice (though I am thinking I may oddly interchange those two), boozy dark fruits. Taste of sweet raisins, date, bit of cherry on caramel malt. I still get a bit of licorice and molasses. Boozy smooth mouth feel with warming finish. Certainly a beer that if you start drinking cold, let it warm to suggested temperature/cellar temperture. Very good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter 2007 bottle

The pour was a nice one, a nice dark brown with a thick fluffy three finger head with great retention. The head laces the glass for a good while. Right off the bat I could catch caramel and chocolate in my first sniff. There may even be hints of nuts and fruit, but I definitely caught the alcohol fragrance. It tasted almost like chocolate cake with caramel and roasted malts at first, but after a few sips I caught the strong alcoholic after notes. The mouthfeel is chewy and thick and drinkability is good, but this is definitely a beer to sip and enjoy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours off brown with generous white head. Very carbonated.

Nose is rich with brown spices, holiday dessert baking, some citrus and molasses.

Very full bodied with alcohol warmth, some curry powder, dessert spices, and ginger/cinnamon.

Finish is very long, with cocoa powder, and alcohol. Warms you up quite well.

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Gouden Carolus Noël / Christmas from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 889 ratings
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