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

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RATINGS: 914   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
serjaymz (82) - Istanbul, TURKEY - JUN 22, 2014
Şişe @istanbul. Devasa kremamsı beyaz bir köpük, sarı-portakal bulanık bir renk. Koku tatlı, Belçika tripel'i.. Muz, turunçgiller, Çimen.. Tadım tatlı, turunç ve meyve aromaları ile başlıyor ancak bitiriş acılığı yüksek ve kalıcı..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
eelco (50) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Cloudy golden yellow colour, huge puffy white head. Mostly banana on the nose. A fruity taste, apples, banana and ending in medium grapefruit bitterness, missing some floral notes in both aroma and taste despite the description of the brewer. But nevertheless a very tasteful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (539) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Blonde. Paille. Beau gris collet blanc. Nez: houblon noble. Légère aigreur. Herbacé. Levure. Céréale. Champs. Florale. Bois (vert). Bouche: très effervescente. Entré sucré/bonbon. Belle amertume douce. Épicé. Légèrement madérisé. Levure. Florale. Lavande. Rose. Fruité. Framboise. Pêche. Abricot. Finale sèche et fruité. Très bien.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (721) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Label says that 5 kinds of hops are used. Hazy yellow golden, huge creamy white head, reduces to a large cap that lasts, foamy lacing sticks to the glass till the end; grain, yeast, orange peel, bit banana, grass, floral, citrus; smooth bitter taste, slightly sweet, grainy; full body, creamy texture; fresh dry hop finish. Overall very smooth and balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2102) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2014
11.2 oz bottle pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, malt and floral. Taste is sweet malts and dried fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 31, 2014
White creamy head. Cloudy deep golden colour. Aroma is moderately hoppy with light fruity (apple and pear) notes. Flavor is moderately hoppy with light fruity (apricot and apple), alcohol and herbal tones, ending in a moderately hoppy and spicy finish. Medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2633) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/21/2013. Pours slightly cloudy golden orange color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, clove, black, pepper, floral, grass, herbal, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hops, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, honey, biscuit, black pepper, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, honey, biscuit, clove, black pepper, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great sweetness/spice/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Belgian IPA style. All around great complexity and balance of yeast, hops, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottled from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. Leaves a lot of lacing. Has some perfume qualities on the nose. Has a bit of the Belgian yeast thing on the tongue. Finishes with a bit of pepper. Has a slight alcohol burn but it still drinks really easy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koning_Daan (120) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy deep golden with very thick head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, hops some fresh grassy notes. One of the more interesting Belgian strong ales I’ve tasted recently, nicely balanced, great hoppy flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Cheers Ash! Pours clear gold, big white head. Spicy, floral hops, some citrus and yeast aromas. Taste is bitter and more citrus. Creamy texture, bitter finish. Nice.


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