Saturday, 3 August 2013

February 24, 2013

41/689)  Home: Gouden Carolus Cuvee van de Keizer Jaargang 2012 by Brouwerij Het Anker of Belgium:  **1/2;  750ml, 11%;  brewed once a year, on the 24th of February to mark the birthday of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V;  the usual 4 ingredients plus sugar;  nose is Belgian sugar, alcohol;  tastes of dried fruit,  sweet red wine, raisins, dark sugar; almost sparkling wine mouth feel;  unusual and altogether remarkable;  the name translates as "Emperor's vintage;  this brewery was established in 1872;

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