Het Anker Brewery
Het Anker brewery enjoys world fame for its 'Gouden Carolus' beer. Founded in 1471, Het Anker is one of Belgium's oldest breweries. The three copper brew-kettles in the brew-room date from after the Second World War.
In the 1990s the premises were given a makeover. Charles Leclef, the fifth generation of the family, restored the old buildings and modernized the refrigeration, fermentation and largering facilities.
There are several versions of Gouden Carolus. The most famous is undoubtedly the Gouden Carolus Classic. This special beer won -for the 3rd time- the gold medal at the World Beer Awards in 2012. The jury decribed the beer as following: "Full, rich nose of molasses, to?ee and pear drops. Powerful yet smooth. (…) Plenty of body with rich fruit ?avors and a long warming ?nish."