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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1029   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 30, 2009
TOo bitter for me but awesome brew. It has th Belgian and Carolus touch. Nice colour in th label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Pours golden and slightly hazy with a well maintained foamy beige head. Dominated by herbal hops and fruity esters, notes of banana, bubble gum, pear, and candy. Mouthfeel is full bodied with lush carbonation. Very tasty and elegant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2009
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet. Strågul farge. Kraftig kremaktig skum som varer lenge. Uklart. Fruktig og krydret aroma. Smaken er fyldig og dominert av krydder. Litt skarp. Tørr fruktig bitter ettersmak. Alkoholen er godt skjult.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2009
Pours a golden honey like blonde, big pure white soapy head. Aroma is lots of fruity hops, yeast and a sugary sweetness. Taste is hoppy peppery bitter, some sweetness and a hint of yeast. finishes with a crisp herbal bitterness. Similar in many respects to an IPA with some Belgian sweetness and well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable, but perhaps lacking in other flavours, I prefer Carolus’ other beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10663) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle… Hazy yellow ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Soapy, spicy, herbal nose. Full-bodied and creamy with lackadaisical carbonation. Medium pale grain sweetness and moderate, spicy, European hop bitterness - a rumor of acidity. Sweet, lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Cloudy gold pour with a thick white head. Lightly fruity nose, citrusy, with a touch of hops. Flavor is sweet, fruity malt and yeast with an interesting blend of citrusy hops: a note of orange peel. Sharp tasting. Refreshing and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2009
On tap at Cafe Amsterdam, in Anchorage. A golden yellow, very hazy. Good white head that leaves a strong lace. The nose is citrusy and sweet. The taste was about the same, a little earthy. Not very bitter for a four hop beer. Hides it’s 8% well. Overall a very easy and enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
draft. belgian yeast, herbal hops, earthy, slightly grainy. pours a hazy golden. enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Pours a very luminous straw color that is quite hazy, with extraordinarily large white head with large bubbles that leave copious amounts of lace behind. Nose is very, very fresh with citrus in general, but especially orange/coriander. On the palate the carbonation carries through wonderfully with balanced hops with sugary sweet malt in the background. In some ways this is like a hoppy witbier, with some of the candied flavors coming through (and appearance).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAY 5, 2009
Hazy yellow with a with lasting creamy head. The aroma is strong but unrefined, boozy, messy. Too ethilic, warming. I don’t like a blonde beer to be warming in this way. Unbalanced toward bitterness, a quite rough one.

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