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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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Het Anker - Gouden Carolus Classic

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reviewed by:
John H.

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Serving Style:
330 ml. bottle
Where Purchased:
L.C.B.O.
Beer Rating:
4

Gouden Carolus Classic

Very dark reddish brown with a clumpy tan head that sticks around.
Sour cherry and some kind of sweet berry fight it out for the aroma. A wee touch of citrus in the back ground.
Nice and creamy in the mouth.
Fruit and chocolate as well as some coffee and citrus are right up front. Creamy fruity sweet middle, finishing with a nice hop drying finish that ask for another sip. I didn't find the alcohol taste to be that up front but it was certainly in the back ground.
Very good this.






Het Anker - Gouden Carolus Classic

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newbeergeek

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Serving Style:
330 ML Bottle
Where Purchased:
L.C.B.O
Beer Rating:
4

Het Anker - Gouden Carolus Classic

Very dark, red/brown beer. Seems clear.
A thick light tan coloured head.
When I poured it I could smell alcohol, in the glass I can still smell alcohol along with some berries and raisins.
The taste is like sweet berries, some raisins but some touches of blackberries as well. There is an alcohol feel to it, more a feel than a taste.
A light bit of some kind of citrus that makes it feel fairly light and tasty.
the alcohol lingers like a port wine or something.
I like this beer. Think I will try to buy some more but there weren't many left on the shelf.




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