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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1132) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 3, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2015 Bottle, 33cL. @ l’Ancienne Belgique, Toulouse. Just out of the fridge. A pale yellow opaque beer with a big white head ; medium retention ; good lacing. Resin, flower, herbs, fruits (red berries, peach), vanilla, roast, biscuit, alcohol. Medium dry bitter refreshing, light to medium sweet, light warming background. Good body, average texture, light oily, good carbonation, bittersweet dry lasting finish. Overall, yes, definitely hoppy ! I enjoyed this one ; nice bitterness ; maybeeee just a bit too sweet ; nevertheless, good balanced !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cph1698 (1) - Vlissingen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2015 does not count
Poured in a tulip glass from a chilled 25cl bottle. Nice wite foam. Aroma: bananas, nuts, Taste: not too hoppy to my opinion, but still a very nice bitter taste. Nice long aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (794) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2015
Robe blonde, reflets ambrés, belle mousse crémeuse. Nez tout en élégance sur de belles notes fuitées et même florales, touche d’agrumes (mandarine et citron vert), de brioche. Bouche à l’attaque ronde et moelleuse, très belle fraîcheur et superbe fruit, longue finale acidulée. Une très belle bière équilibrée, idéal à boire en automne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
F: very huge white long lasting, make rings. C: hazy yellow to gold, opaque. A: sweet malt and complex hoppy gently aroma, grassy and floral. T: sweet like first, then nice hoppy on the palate, grassy, floral, peppery, dry hoppy finish, bitter lemon like curacao, green pepper, if you like hoppy notes this is the best Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
I think this is the first Belgian style ipa I’ve had that is not from America. American produced Belgian ipas have always been an ipa first with Belgian yeast as the afterthought. This beer was clearly a Belgian beer first with some hops added to it. A really interesting beer. The hop choices really complimented the other flavors and felt great on the palate. Lighter in body but boozy and hoppy. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (944) - SPAIN - SEP 25, 2015
From elcervecero. In Duvel glass. Watching The hangover. Tasty and very drinkable, with a nice bitterness and carbonation that pleases the upper part of the mouth. Aroma could improve. Its a bit dull for a beer with a hoppy name

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5298) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
2/8/2009 7:20:26 AM Cracked Kettle. A well done hopped-up Carolus. Golden body with big head. Fruity and sweet nose. Hoppy taste, with citrus too. Dry bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (263) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 10, 2015
Extremely rich and persistent white top, hazy orange colour. Light and heavy beer. 75 cl e bottle in Belgrade. Nice fruity aroma, bitter finish, World class in chalice glass!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (510) - ITALY - SEP 7, 2015
Dorata opalescente, schiuma bianca non molto persistente che lascia sul bordo del bicchiere i classici merletti di Bruxelles. Aroma tra l'agrumato dato dai luppoli ed il maltato, lievito belga e note di pepe e brettanomyces. Al palato parte pepata ed agrumata, ricorda il passion fruit, per poi lasciare un amaro erbaceo misto a frumento e pepe, discretamente forte ma molto elegante. Corpo tra il medio ed il medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marcius (398) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Golden color, hazy liquid and big head. Hoppy aroma. Fruity and citrus. Taste - Citric and acid with bitter finish. Great Belgian Strong Ale!!!

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