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

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RATINGS: 1018   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2009
Huge offwhite uneven lasting head shrinks into ice cream-like shapes. Hazy yellow body with vigourous carbonation. Bready sugary barnyard aroma with metallic hop and fruit notes. Sharp dry fruity hoppy metal taste with wooden barnyard notes. Sharp mouthfeel with considerable alcohol heat. Full body. Dry hoppy metallic aftertaste. Very nice, and highly unusual. (0.33l bottle from the wine monopoly.)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - APR 15, 2009
Mais uma excelente cerveja da Het Anker! Aparência FANTÁSTICA: coloração âmbar clara, turva, com espuma gigantesca, muito densa, cremosa, duradoura (mesmo após uns 20 minutos ela era ainda de cerca de um dedo), deixando marcas nas laterais da taça e lembrando demais a espuma da Duvel. Notas acentuadíssimas de lúpulo (a proposta é essa mesma), com intenso amargor, tudo porém muito harmônico e na medida. Carbonatação média. Final lupulado, bem amargo e looooongo! Essa cerveja é um primor, um verdadeiro presente aos "lupulomaníacos". Clap! Clap! Clap!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 11, 2009
33 cl bottle at home. Hazy yellow color, big frothy white head. Arom is fruity with hops, yeast and citrus. Flavor is sweet, fruity, citric, spicy and hoppy. Hints of alcohol. Some honey in the aftertaste. Refreshing. Belgian ale with more hops than normal, interesting and quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5812) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2009
330 ml. Hazy yellow body with a big off-white head. Aroma is spicy with citrus and yeast. Flavor is sweet malt, spicy, a hint of honey, citrus and some bitterness. Relatively light, balanced, refreshing bitter and a long dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grossecaisse (120) - FRANCE - APR 10, 2009
Une bonne bignouse belge, un peu trop forte en alcool, un gout qui n’est pas à sa mesure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (7653) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 9, 2009
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, light golden colour, with a big frothy white head. Hoppy aroma, some fruits, apricot sourness as well. Bitter flavor, fruits and citrus playing along.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
Wow. Bright golden color, huge frothy sticky head. Maybe I shook this one up too much or something but there were some very very tiny particles in suspension. No big deal though. The head on this beer was magical though...super light and foamy, bright white, sticking to the glass, creating a meringue-like appearance. Had to pour this one really slowly and gently, it was pretty lively. The aroma was a nice grassy, hoppy, bittersweet, nice and sugary/malty/sweet in that Belgian kind of way. Flavors were predominantly sweet and malty, though there was a huge amount of bitterness from the hops. It was actually fairly subtle and well-blended... the right combimation of hops to create a rich earthy, grassy, funky quality... not just plain bitterness. The body was pretty huge, very rich, well-carbonated and champagne-like. Kind of a like a crazy super hoppy tripel. This beer was great, this brewery makes great beers, plain and simple.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
Absurd amount of bready white head, tons of lacing, and turbid pale gold body. Aroma was somewhat funky hop, dandelion-honey, slightly sour, and herbal yeasty. Flavor was bitter citric, crisp spiciness (reminiscent of a wheat beer), honey, delicate buttered biscuit, and dandelion. Soft ale body, slight carbonation bite. Certainly a summer beer and quite an interesting belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5353) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
Interesting hoppy Belgian ale. Cloudy yellow pour. Sweet malt, light fruit, grass and herbs, and some spicy hops. It’s alright.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 3, 2009
330 ml bottle. Huge, slowly diminishing fluffy white head. Foggy golden body. Strong grassy hop aroma with notes of flowers, pine and tropical fruits. Prominent bitterness in the flavor, pine and grass, backed by some pale malts with a strange suger-sweet accent. Notes of pepper and alcohol. Well-bodied. Bitter ending. Not very sophisticated, powerful with high drinkability though.


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