Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue

Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue

Rated 4.096 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker

Mechelen, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

11% Alcohol by Volume

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Gouden Carolus "Cuvee of the Emperor" is brewed once a year, on the 24th of february, birthday of Charles the Fifth, in a limited quantity. This exclusive beer is an adaptation of the traditional Gouden Carolus, with a fine palate of refined flavours and tantalising aromas. A perfect beer to store, to give, and to taste. Availability : as from end of april till the end of our supplies

ID: 3966 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank58
Overall Percentile99.9
Style Rank9 of 1225
Style Percentile99.3
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.8
Average Score4.165
Weighted Score4.096
Standard Deviation0.334

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  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 4.4 3 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    C: cloudy mahogany, 1" creamy head
    A: spicy malt, sugar, caramel, yeast
    P: full bodied, slightly creamy
    F: light caramel, roasted malt, dark chocolate, spices, yeast
    O: complex and delicious

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 4.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I'm staring to think Belgium brews the best beer in the world. Pours out acloudy and very dark brown. The aroma is not real special but the mouthfeel is like mud. The taste is very complex with taste of fruit,figs ,spices and malt. My bottle was from the year 2013. And I wish I had the will power to put a bottle for a couple of year.this one is sweet enough to be a Barleywine.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Wish List beer. Finally. 2012 Vintage. Golden brown pour, bubbly white head reduced to a constant cap, lazy lacing. Rich Belgian yeast nose and flavors, sweet and boozy, light bubble gum, ripe dark fruits, very earthy hops, more Belgian yeasts. Fantastically satisfying - living up to expectations. Here's to Charles the 5th! Cheers!

  • CHOPZ 7136 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    2012 Vintage bottle from the LCBO. Pours a darker brown-red colour with a nice mocha cap that lasts quite long and gives out good lacing. Beautiful aromas of raisins, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and even hints of rust. Lots of it reminds me of wine with the yeast and grapes. The taste is pretty sweet with toffee and caramel the whole way. Notes of plum, cherries, apples, cola and light nuts in the finish. The mouthfeel helps by not being to sticky or syrupy with the sugars. Quite complex, loaded with flavours / scents and pretty easy to drink for an 11% ABV. brew. Wish I would of purchased more. Hope to see it next year.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a darker clouded rusty brown with a large tan cap. Moderate natural carbonation. Aroma is wonderful, caramel, roast,figs,raisin,cocoa,some musty earthyness. Flavour is very rich in sweet malts and dried fruits, so roasty-cocoa tones, vanilla, toffee...very rich and sweet. A long wet finish where some hop bite shows up to lightky balance the sweet malts. Laves a vinous like warming. Very eich complex warming brew, if it has a fault it is a bit too sweet to my tastes to drink more than one, But I will certainly share a galss of this with a friend any day.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    750ml bottle
    11.0% ABV
    King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    November 20, 2012 (45th Birthday Beer)
    2012 Vintage
    Pours a dark semi-translucent reddish brown with a rocky cap that laced well. Aroma is yeast, raisins, caramel and bread. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Flavour is over sweet and syrupy (just as the label suggests). The raisin flavour is very strong. Flavour is rounded out with caramel tones.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma and appearance are fairly typical Belgian style, brown hazy beer with fizzy head and a yeasty fruity smell. Flavor is like a raisin and date bomb in your mouth, very sweet. There is also a heat with a bit of tabacco at the end that I really like.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    From Brewery Creek. Poured a body of clear, dark amber under a smallish tan head. Aroma was very nice, dark fruits and spices. Taste was fabulous, spices, yeast, dark fruit. Mouthfeel not too shabby, either.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Brown, syrupy colored beer on pour. Interesting once settled into the glass the color is more a bright mahogany. Big foamy textured tan head rises above. Some hang time. Better lacing. Light film at top to frothy film near body. Light cap and ringlet. Sweet fruity, caramel in the nose. Big hefty, syrupy body, with big carbonation feel. Nice smoothness. The fruit, sweet caramel flavors are well crafted in this one. Overall, a nice drink.

  • CYBER5 2 reviews
    rated 4.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    By far, my favorite beer ever. The problem with it is this: It's brewed in limited quantities and it's not cheap. Buying a case at a time is almost required, because I'm just not able to leave it alone in so that it ages. It always gets consumed, unless I have my buddy lock it up in his wine storage unit at the winebar far away from me. The taste is very complex, and needs to be served in a proper glass. Not too cold, either! I find my Riedel Cognac Snifter works excellent for this and allows the intricate lacing to really show itself off. Taste is malty and caramel and improves with age. The 2006 is drinking very well now. The '08 was a bit young, but I just couldn't resist the temptation.

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