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New Gouden Carolus Glass

Started by Trappist, November 16, 2022, 10:57:01 AM

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Trappist

Hi,
I noticed a small difference lately with the Gouden Carolus 25 cl. beer glasses!



There was a free glass when buying a bunch of Gouden Carolus Whisky Infused.
It's actually the old shape of glass!
My new glass is on the left here.



Today, these 33cl. glasses are common. But this is a wine shape glass.



To my surprise, I notice that the volume is a bit bigger. About 1 cm taller.
The one on the right is made according the original chalice glass from the period that Gouden Carolus came into those painted 25cl. bottles. Hence that smaller 25cl glass.



That new glass is surely made in 2022, as the M22 witnesses.
This one is stil supposed to be the 25cl. tasting glass.
But why that slightly change towards a taller glass?
Well, actually it is a wonderful subtle tweak into more conveniency.



I can only explain when doing a side by side tasting with the old and the new 25cl glass.
It's actually possible to pour the 33cl volumes completely into that 25cl glass.
But looking carefully, you'll see that the original glass on the right side is quite full!
It's nearly impossible to take that glass, and not spilling some beer.
That extra tallness clearly solves that problem  :)

Yes, Belgian beer, it's all about the details  t_u

Cheers,
Filip
"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson

Viv

Hi Filip,

Interesting, and I do prefer the taller thinner new glasses.

The pour worked, ie you got all the bottle in the 250ml glass,
but that's only because there is no head......!!!

Cheers!


Viv

Trappist

Quote from: Viv on November 16, 2022, 12:09:28 PMThe pour worked, ie you got all the bottle in the 250ml glass,
but that's only because there is no head......!!!
Damn right Viv  :ohno-1:
Somehow both bottles didn't produce any foam at all. Well, maybe a little in the glass on the right side.
Very weird, because normally I always have a head with this beer.
still, we enjoyed the beers. Gouden Carolus Whisky infused and also the Imperial dark and Classic don't really ask for a head.
I can remember that the old ones, and I'm speaking period 80's-90's frequently were headless.
It still is a very quaffable beer nevertheless  :Manger:
Cheers,
Filip



"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson

John B

Nice to see them paying attention to the small details like that. Beer is for sipping, not spilling. This new glass puts more in your mouth and less on the table or the front of your shirt. Well done Gouden Carolus!  :biere_gif:

Cheers! - John 

Viv

Hi Filip,

All three of those lovely Het Anker beers make it into my TOP100
BEER LIST!!!  ( Of just under 1,800 tasted now )

Along with the Gouden Carolus Christmas and the Gouden Carolus
Imperial Blond.

CHEERS!


Viv

Trappist

#5
Hi fellows,
I had the Gouden Carolus Xmas yesterday evening.
And.... poured it completely into the new, taller 25cl glass.
Yes, there is a head now :)





As you can see, this 33cl volume is greatly handled now with this 25cl glass, and there is still a nice foam layer.
Spilling the beer is not possible anymore...... well, I hope so  :D  (which I really can't guarantee when already have tasted a 3 of them  :chin:)
It sure is a justified Viv's TOP100 entry t_u
What a gorgeous beer. So much delicious flavors.
Liquoricy all the way, nicely caramel sweet.
And drinks so smooth too, but quite dangerous drinkable with it's 10.5 vol%. Lovely stuff  :Manger:

This is one of Belgium's upper masterpieces !!

Cheers,
Filip
"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson

Viv

Hi Filip,

That's some great pour if you've already tasted three bottles!
( clearly demonstrates many many years of practice!!! )

To get such a minimal head normally takes great care and
attention anyway, but usually looks far more inviting with a
naturally larger head. That's why I prefer larger glasses
that I can pour strongly into to create a good sized head
without worrying about over-filling the glass.

What a brew though! However, the first time I tasted it many
years ago now in 2003, I didn't much care for it. Maybe
the bottle was too cold or too warm, and maybe past it's
sell-by date or badly stored in the shop. Or more than likely
I simply didn't appreciate beers that tasted of licorice!

It's one of those rare brews that I would be happy to taste
every day...

Cheers!


Viv

JRJordao

#7
Quote from: Trappist on November 16, 2022, 04:32:32 PMstill, we enjoyed the beers. Gouden Carolus Whisky infused and also the Imperial dark and Classic don't really ask for a head.

The Whisky-infused is based on the Imperial dark, right? Interesting to have a 33cl product based on a 75cl-exclusive product. Do you find the beers quite similar? Is the whisky aspect just "a touch" or very present?
Jorge

Trappist

Quote from: JRJordao on September 03, 2023, 07:39:08 PMThe Whisky-infused is based on the Imperial dark, right? Interesting to have a 33cl product based on a 75cl-exclusive product. Do you find the beers quite similar? Is the whisky aspect just "a touch" or very present?

Hi,
Yes, based on the already mighty Imperial dark.
The beers are quite similar, but the whisky infused has that extra >>subtle<< whisky oakines from their own made single malt whisky!



Cheers,
Filip
"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson