GOUDEN CAROLUS

Classic

Gouden Carolus Classic, the “Grand Imperial Beer” of Mechelen, unites the warmth of wine and the freshness of beer. This makes it very suitable in combination
with stews, wild, pates and ripened or strong cheeses. Elected as Worlds’Best Dark Beer (World Beer Awards 2012).

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Dark special beer
  • Dark ruby ​​red
  • 8.5% Vol.
  • Only Belgian hops
  • 3 weeks of bearing 20 °
  • Plato High fermentation
  • EBU 16 EBC 70
  • CONDITIONING 33cl – 75 cl 20L – 30L
  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE 3 years 8 months
  • Serving temperature 7-10 ° C

Tripel

Gouden Carolus Tripel is brewed with the best Belgian ripe barley and hops, to preserve as much pure aroma as possible. Ideal with chicken, spicy dishes or fine, soft cheeses.

Elected as World’s Best Tripel (World Beer Awards 2012).

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Tripel specialty beer
  • Golden yellow
  • 9.0% Vol.
  • Only Belgian hops
  • 3 weeks of bearing 18 °
  • Plato High fermentation, re-fermented in the bottle
  • EBU 22 EBC 9.5
  • CONDITIONING 33cl – 75cl 20 – 30L
  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE 3 years 8 months
  • Serving temperature 5-7 ° C

Ambrio

This amber top-fermented beer is a current version of the traditional beer of Mechelen, the ‘Mechelschen Bruynen’. Perfect with roast beef or lamb.

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Amber speciality beer
  • Light amber
  • 8.0% Vol.
  • Only Belgian hops
  • 3 weeks of bearing 18 °
  • Plato High fermentation, re-fermented in the bottle
  • EBU 30 EBC 30
  • CONDITIONING 33cl – 75cl 20L
  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE 3 years 8 months
  • Serving temperature 5-7 ° C

Hopsinjoor

Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor is a golden ale with a fresh bitter aftertaste and excellent flavour balance. Excellent with grilled chicken, meat salads or as an appetiser drink.

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Blond specialty beer
  • Golden yellow
  • 8.0% Vol.
  • 5 types of hops
  • 3 weeks of bearing 18 °
  • Plato High fermentation, re-fermented in the bottle
  • EBU 50 EBC 9
  • CONDITIONING 33cl – 75cl 20L
  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE 2 years 8 months
  • Serving temperature 5-7 ° C

Gouden Carolus Van der Keizer Imperial Dark 750ml

Every year on the 24th of February, we celebrate the birth of Charles Quint with a limited edition called Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Imperial Dark (‘Grand Cru of the Emperor’).

This exceptional ale ages well, developing a refined complexity and intense aromas. With powerful notes of roasted malts, caramel and plums, its surprisingly soft and fruity aroma combine a warm roundness with a refreshing taste. An imperial brew to cherish and enjoy in moderation.

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Dark speciality beer
  • Ruby red
  • Only Belgian hops
  • 3 weeks of Largering
  • 24 Plato High fermentation
  • EBU 15 EBC 70
  • CONDITIONING 75cl
  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE 10 years
  • Serving temperature 10-12 ° C

Gouden Carolus Van der Keizer Imperial Blond 750ml

Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Imperial Blond is a strong blond beer that was launched in 2008 on the occasion of “10 years Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Imperial Dark”. However, it contains more types of malt and 3 different kinds of herbs are added during the brewing process.

Its bright golden color, high alcohol percentage and full and well-balanced taste make this ale a genuine source of vitality and power which will please even the most critical connoisseur.

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Blond specialty beer
  • Gold blond
  • 10.0% Vol.
  • With Belgian hops
  • 3 weeks of largering
  • 22 Plato Top fermented, refermentation in the bottle
  • EBU 17 EBC 9.5
  • CONDITIONING 33cl – 75cl 20L
  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE 3 years
  • Serving temperature 7-8 ° C

Ul.t.r.a.

Gouden Carolus UL.T.R.A. (Ultimate Taste, Reduced Alcohol) combines the ultimate taste with less alcohol to enjoy more. This Belgian specialty beer is wonderfully soft and slightly spicy with a dry aftertaste .

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Blond specialty beer
  • Golden yellow
  • 3.7% Vol.
  • Only Belgian hops
  • 3 weeks of bearing 10 °
  • Plato High fermentation, re-fermented in the bottle
  • EBU 25 EBC 10
  • CONDITIONING 33cl
  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE 1.5 years
  • Serving temperature 5-7 ° C

Hopscure limited edition

Gouden Carolus Indulgence [Indulgence, something that is done or enjoyed as a special pleasure] is a limited series of beers brewed every year with varying content. These ‘Indulgence’ brews are exclusive delights to be savoured at special moments or shared with special people. The Hopscure 750ml is the 4th taste expression released under this label to mark the 10th anniversary of ‘Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor’. The refined balance between 5 hop types and roasted malts lends the beer a unique floral aroma and a pleasant bitterness at the finish.

Lucifer Beer

Lucifer entered the market in the early 1980s under the label of the Riva brewery. It was an extension to the popular segment of strong, blond beers. In 2009, brewery Het Anker obtained the right to brew and commercialize Lucifer.

Lucifer is a strong, blond beer (8.0%) with a gold yellow color and creamy white head.
Its fruity aroma with subtle notes of bitter hops, followed by a long and perfectly balanced finish, will definitely seduce you!

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Blond specialty beer
  • Golden yellow
  • 8% Vol.
  • Only Belgian hops
  • 2 weeks lagering
  • 16 Plato Top fermented
  • EBU 24 EBC 8
  • CONDITIONING 33cl
  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE 2 years 8 months
  • Serving temperature 5-7 ° C

CUVÉE VAN DE KEIZER WHISKY INFUSED

Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Imperial Dark was enriched by an infusion of Gouden Carolus Single Malt whisky. The result is a unique beer: powerful and full-bodied, with subtle touches of vanilla, oak and chocolate. An imperial brew to cherish and enjoy in moderation.



TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Dark special beer
  • Ruby red
  • 11,7% Vol.
  • Exclusively Belgian hops
  • 3 weeks lagering 24°
  • Plato High fermentation
  • EBU 15 EBC 70
  • PACKAGING 75cl
  • MINIMUM TENABILITY 10 years Serving temperature 10-12°C

For the second consecutive year, Gouden Carolus Whisky Infused was voted best beer at the Zythos Beer Festival. That’s a first in the history of Belgium’s biggest beer festival: never before has the consumers’ trophy gone to the same beer twice. In 2015, we introduced this beer style as the first taste expression of the ‘Gouden Carolus Indulgence’ range. This is a series of limited beers brought out annually with varying content. At the end of 2016, ‘Whisky Infused’ was named ‘World’s Best Spirit Flavoured Beer’ at the World Beer Awards. By popular request, in 2017 we included Whisky Infused in our permanent range as part of the ‘Cuvée van de Keizer’ series. These beers are supplied in large 75 cl bottles: ideal for sharing with company. Whisky Infused is now also permanently available in 33 cl bottles.

Collectors Edition 2018

Gouden Carlous Collecter’s Addition 3000 ml 8 AVB bottles and only 5 bottles allocated for NZ! The rest are all sold out before they have brewed it, it’s a limited edition and they are like hens teeth to get. This Gouden Carolus Collector’s Edition 2018 contains Gouden Carolus Classic and was produced as a limited edition (1,000 bottles world wide).

GUILD OF THE LARGE CROSSBOW OF MALINES • Illustration by Bruno Vergauwen (°1976) inspired by the painting “The Members of the Guild of the Large Crossbow of Malines” dated 1497, depicting the members of the city’s oldest guild honouring their patron saint, Saint George. Illustrator Bruno Vergauwen combines his free work with commissions as an Art Director in the advertising world. His works show a fascination for stories, where austere, symmetrical forms are reinforced by contrasting, figurative details with Art Nouveau influences.

Collectors Edition 2017

THE LIFE OF MARGARET • Illustration by Shamisa Debroey (°1989) inspired by the life of Margaret of Austria, a self-willed lady who left her mark on the city of Mechelen. The artist sees in Margaret a woman of many insights and gives her a new face with fresh surroundings. The work of this Mechelen-based artist lies somewhere between illustration and strip cartoons and between colourful and plain. After her striking debut with ‘Verdwaald’ (Lost), she is in great demand as an ‘artist for hire’. This Gouden Carolus Collector’s Edition 2017 contains Gouden Carolus Classic and was produced as a limited edition (1,500 bottles 3L + 1,500 cartons 24x33cl).

Het Anker

Brewery Het Anker started brewing beer 5 generations ago in the Grand Beguinage of Mechelen. Over the years, it developed into an internationally renowned brewery. To this day, the traditional recipes remain the foundation of the brewing process and a variety of hops and herbs gives the beers their characteristic taste and aroma. Discover how Het Anker – as one of the oldest breweries in Belgium (1471) – has preserved the authenticity of far-off days.

This Latin saying in the firm’s logo means “safety guaranteed by the anchor”. This refers
to our aim to deliver uncompromising quality, with respect for tradition and openness to innovation. An anchor guarantees safety and a firm hold. As such, it has become a symbol of hope and trust.

Brewery Het Anker started brewing beer 5 generations ago in the Grand Beguinage of Mechelen. Over the years, it developed into an internationally renowned brewery. To this day, the traditional recipes remain the foundation of the brewing process and a variety of hops and herbs gives the beers their characteristic taste and aroma. Discover how Het Anker – as one of the oldest breweries in Belgium (1471) – has preserved the authenticity of far-off days.