Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2020 – Funken
Gouden Carolus Indulgence [Indulgence, noun, \in-’dәl-jәn(t)s\ something that is done or enjoyed as a special pleasure] is a limited series of beers brewed every year with varying content.
Funken - German for spark - is the 6th taste expression released under this label.
This version elegantly combines the German tradition of ‘Rauchbier’ (smoked beer) with the well-balanced tastes of our Belgian beer culture.
During the brewing process, some of the malt is replaced by ‘peated malt’. This produces an amber beer with an aromatic, spicy taste of hops, enhanced by a mellow fruitiness and a subtle hint of smoke that lingers.
And there's no smoke without fire! This Belgian interpretation of a smoked beer is the ‘spark’ that lights the fuse heading for 2021, when a smoked taste expression of Gouden Carolus Single Malt will be brought out. To be continued!