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Gouden Carolus Easter Beer

Top 10 Spring Beers

Gouden Carolus Easter Beer from Brouwerij Het Anker in Mechelen, Belgium

Gouden Carolus Easter Beer
Brouwerij Het Anker - Mechelen, Belgium

Don't be fooled by the cute bunny and colored Easter eggs on the label. This is one seriously strong and potent brew. This rich, dark brown ale is brewed yearly to be enjoyed during Easter dinner, and its robust 10 percent alcohol comes across as malty sweetness that will pair well with a salty spring holiday ham. While the brewery admits to using herbs in the recipe, it's up to us to guess what they are. A variety of spicy notes can be detected, most predominantly anise, as well as cinnamon, citrus peel and nutmeg, making for an intriguing convergence of flavors. The richness of dark fruits such as figs and plums is thrown in for even more complexity. If you have the patience, consider following the suggestion of the brewery, which states, "This special brew may be laid down (cellared). It will increase in complexity and balance as the years pass."

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 10 percent
Price: $10.99 / 750 ml bottle

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