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Het Anker - Gouden Carolus Classic

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Beer Style: 
Belgian Strong Ale (Dark)
Serving Style.: 
330 ML Bottle
Alcohol Content: 
8.5% ABV
Where Purchased?: 
L.C.B.O
Beer Rating: 
4

Gouden Carolus Classic

I've been waiting for this one!
Pours a very dark chestnut colour, looks a bit cloudy and it shows a dark garnet colour against a light.
The head is huge, light tan coloured and very coarse and rocky. It leaves a full lace lining on the glass.
The aroma is quite sweet, berries (cherry I think) and alcohol. A touch of something that reminds me of dish soap somehow.
Feel is nice, rich and creamy but not thick or chewy.
Taste is a big hit of subdued cherry and dark fruits with a touch of chocolate and roasted coffee. It isn't like the fruit flavours in a flavoured Lambic or anything but they are certainly THERE. A touch of faint spice comes through and a bit of sugar flavour. The aftertaste is largely cherry and chocolate but with a dry bitterness which is quite pleasant.
Reminds me a bit of one of those "Cherry Blossom" candies (the real cherry wrapped in chocolate).
This is certainly a keeper. It is so easily drinkable that you need to watch out for the 8.5% alcohol, you don't really taste it and I suspect that this one could get away from you really easily.
I'll be looking for this as long as the LCBO will stock it and then I may yell at them a bit to try to get more.




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reviewed by:
John H.

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Serving Style:
500 ml. can
Where Purchased:
L.C.B.O.
Beer Rating:
3

Faxe Extra Strong Beer

Rich golden color with a pure white head.
Lace lingers.
Sweet smell which I can't define.
Starts out sweet, leaves a creamy feel in the mouth and finishes sweet as well.
10% so a little on the not so cold side is called for.
I will buy this again because I like it's maltiness.
I found that this is the best beer to add to chili because of it's sweetness.



Is this stuff the brew that made the Berserker go berserk?

This is a strong beer so you cannot compare it to Coors Light. Faxe 10 is okay for what it is - a 10% malt liquor. It tastes okay when you remember that. maritimerliq.blogspot.com



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reviewed by:
Bruce Ticknor

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Serving Style:
500 ml. can
Where Purchased:
L.C.B.O.
Beer Rating:
2

Faxe Extra Strong Beer

A thin and short lived white head on a golden amber coloured beer.
The aroma is quite sweet with honey and a strong alcohol aroma.
Feel is pleasantly rich and creamy.
Taste starts with some corn and honey sweetness, the alcohol taste is quite strong. Some light citrus hop tastes are in there but mostly buried by the alcohol, a light buttery taste comes through as the beer warms slightly.
It bears a faint resemblance to some Belgian Trappist style ales but does not have anything like the depth of flavours or the subtleties that a good Abbey Ale presents.

At 10% it is certainly not a session beer, it does have enough flavour to stand up against some fairly strong tasting foods and eating would be essential if you were going to have more than one of these.



Strong, cheap, tastes bad, gets you loaded quick. You get what you pay for and it does its job well.



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reviewed by:
Royford

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Serving Style:
Tall Can
Where Purchased:
NB Liquor
Beer Rating:
3

Demands to be drank at room or fridge temperature.
Tried it in a frosted mug and was turned off by an aftertaste that resembled grain alcohol.
As the beer warms the aroma takes on apple and honey characteristics.
Tastes of corn and barley.
Works well with salty food.
It's a treat - in small amounts.




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