Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Imperial Dark 75cl

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Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Imperial Dark 75cl
  • Taste:
  • 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 combines a warm roundness with a refreshing taste. An imperial brew to cherish and enjoy in moderation.

    Every year on the 24th of February, the birthday of "Charles the fifth", the Brewery brews the Gouden Carolus "Cuvee of the Emperor" in a limited quantity and with an eye on the highest quality and tradition. This unique brewing, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level, guarantees a better evolution in the time, than the already known Gouden Carolus Classic. The 75cl bottles are closed with a quality cork. Excellent to store several years.

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  • Type:
  • Top fermentation, refermented in the bottle.
  • Color:
  • Ruby red
  • Ideal temperature:
  • 10°C to 12°C => 50°F to 54°F
  • Ingredients:
  • Barley malt, yeast, hops and water.
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At the beginning of the 15th century, the beguinage of Mechelen had a strong presence in the town. The beguinage possessed an important “hospital” which is located at the present brewery. Some of the buildings date from the 15th and 16th century, like the old St. Bernardus shelter house of the abbey of Hemiksem.


In 1471, Charles the Bold decided that “the beguines and officers” shouldn’t pay any excises and taxes on the beer brewed for the hospital.


In 1872, the family Van Breedam bought the brewery and built a modern brewery with a steam boiler. The love for this profession and the fascination of the family Van Breedam in the heyday of Mechelen during the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy, are the foundations of the return to traditions and the brewing of special beers.


In 1990, Charles Leclef, fifth generation of the Van Breedam family took over the brewery and modernized the brew equipment.

Charles Leclef


In 1990, Het Anker opened a three-star hotel in the brewery. This is a unique concept in Belgium. The revamped brasserie was opened at the end of 2010 and the guided tours of the brewery were resumed.

Also in 2010, the 17th-century family farm in Blaasveld was turned into a whisky distillery. Production of Gouden Carolus Single Malt began the same year. The whisky was launched three years later, in 2013, and has already won several international awards!

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