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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor

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Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 925   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Origin: Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor completes the taste pallet of the gamma Carolus-beers. Name: "Hopsinjoor" is a wordplay to for one thing the several hops which were used, and on the other hand the typical character of Mechelen of Gouden Carolus: the figure "opsinjoor" is intertwined with the history of Mechelen (see: www.opsinjoorke.be/Opsinjoorke/opsinjoor.htm). Kind of hops: 4 types of hops are used: Golding, Spalt, Hallertau and Saaz. These hops were fractioned at several times in the cooking process in order to keep a maximum of aroma. Regarding to taste we can say that the beer has a gentle, but nevertheless bitter aftertaste. Gold-yellow colour. Hoppy aroma. 50 IBU / 18.6 Plato


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1497) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
330 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Yellowish-orange pour with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon zest and wet grass with hints of Belgian yeast. The hallertau and saaz hops especially are notable in the taste resulting in mild Earthy bitterness and a clean floral and light citrus finish. By style this is a Belgian "Strong" Ale but the taste is rather light and quite enjoyable. Very well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2269) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Medium dirty orange color, overabundant pure white head that never drops below 1", leaving thick slashes of lace behind. Taste is wheaty malt that moves cleanly to the swallow, where noticeable hopping bursts in, followed quickly by citrus and spice that linger quite a while. Kind of a cross between a Belgian Ale and an American Pale Ale. Its okay, but nothing more.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maarten1993 (369) - - NOV 19, 2014
Drank with Hans, Vincent and Patrick at Cultuurcafe 19-11-2014. Did not like the beer. Unplesant tripel-like taste. Very much carbonation also, which further diminished the nice tastes and likeability of the beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (892) - - NOV 16, 2014
Ottimo esempio di belgian strong ben luppolata, che anche con una forte presenza di lieviti nel guscto, lascia inuire leggere note fruttate e un buon amaro.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (639) - - NOV 3, 2014
33cl flesje bij de Boterhal, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in origineel Gouden Carolus glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met kleine witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: bloemig, hoppig, bittertje, zoetje Conclusie: goed bier uit Mechelen, bitterder verwachting met de naam Hopsinjoor, echter erg zacht ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morri (215) - NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Huge creamy off-white head with fantastic lacing. Hazy pale yellow body. Aroma is floral hops, citrus and hay. Farm-like aromas, the yeast reminds of a saison. Very fruity, sweet, fresh and appealing. Mostly sweet on the tongue, followed by a nicely balanced bitterness. Dry finish. Slightly boozy, but never overwhelming.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1760) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours orange color, white head. Aroma is yeasty, herbal, bit hoppy. Taste is yeasty, typical belgian flavour, herbal, bit hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Kunstemaecker, Steenkerke, 17/10/14. Hazed golden orange with a big old eggshell white covering. Nose is bitter orange, earthy hops, straw, apricot, caramel. light yeast notes. Taste comprises apricot, sharp mandarin, rich fruit tones, spice, earthy, orange marmalade. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hoppy backwash in the close. Decent enough Belgian strong with a hoppy punch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a very cloudy pale yellow forming a huge white aired and fluffy head. Huge retention. Its foam looks whipped cream, leaving tons of lacings around. Beautiful. Reminds me Duvel in this aspect S: Very citrus. Orange and lemons. Sweet grains, grassy hops and Belgian yeasts. An authentic Belgian IPA T: Slightly sweet malts upfront. Strong notes of oranges, orange zest, lemon, grassy hops and Belgian yeasts. A bit bready and earthy too. In overall a dry taste and a stingy but not very strong hoppy bitterness M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Malty, citrus and hoppy bitter aftertaste O: Very drinkable. Authentic Belgian IPA. Recommended [ BA Review @ 2/24/2013 ]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, light citrus, taste is bitter, fruity.


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