Gouden Carolus Ambrio | Brouwerij Het Anker

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Gouden Carolus AmbrioGouden Carolus Ambrio

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-15-2003

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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 207
Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Estilo: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol: 8.0 ABV

Apariencia: Color ámbar intenso, dorado antiguo y marrón rojizo, con una amplia corona de espuma color marfil de alta retención.

Aroma: Frutos del bosque, bayas, caramelos, azúcares, notas florales, notas de madera quemada.

Sabor: Interesantes sabores a maltas y azúcares con regusto sutil a alcohol. Frutos rojos, frutos frescos y cítricos. Notas ácidas.

Sensación: Cuerpo medio con carbonatación alta.

Maridaje recomendado: Bife de chorizo a la leña. Costillas al bbq.

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Photo of DutchBeerDrinker
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of techdiver
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good carbonation, paired well with my Beef Carbonnade.

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Photo of Glickj
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Carpetsmoker
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of fritzparker
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Likely several years old, found on clearance at the local shop.

Great caramel malt and melanoidin character in the aroma complement the Belgian yeast ester notes of pear and bruised apple well. Flavor is mostly pear skin, apple, and caramel malt, slightly nutty at the finish. Not offensive, but not particularly characterful.

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of lmaduells
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of benfons
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Clear dark amber colour, nice big head. Some caramel, hint of prunes in the nose. Tastes a bit bland, some cola flavours, some caramel, a bit of tart. A bit flat for my taste. Really average strong brown beer.

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Photo of CigarInspector
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mattfancett
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of bmccarthy
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MojoIRL
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of adam5454
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of kingjohnh
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of FLima
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy amber copper color with a huge beige head with eternal retention and leaving strong laces.
Light aroma of caramel malt, raisins, orange marmalade and other overripe fruits.
Bold flavor with lots of spices initially and notes of herbal hops, rum, green apples, pears and lots of sugar. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness that fades away quickly with sugar overtaking it.
Light body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is definitely there.
I found it disappointing comparing to other Gouden Carolus. In one word: boring, too much sugar and caramel lacking complexity and a bit of balance. But looks nice.

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Gouden Carolus Ambrio from Brouwerij Het Anker
3.82 out of 5 based on 357 ratings.
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