Slow Beer

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cellar Notes - Gouden Carolus Classic

Bottling: September 2006
Tasted: Jan 2009 (14/20)

3 years looks about right for this beer. Fresh bottlings have shown a heavy palate with plenty of 'stewed fruit' malts but some medium term cellaring has certainly lightened the beer up. Aromas show a lot of life with funky, meaty, stinky malts and a hint of sarsparella. Chocolate, licorice and cola flavours emerge early in the palate but the intensity thins out as a woody note kicks in. Nice sliver of chocalate runs right through the palate. Not convinced additional cellaring will enhance the beer further.



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