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

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RATINGS: 919   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


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
A European hop smell, a great mouthfeel of white foam on light yellow that cushions the mouth and makes this Belgian IPA quite palatable. Dangerously drinkable. The aroma is somewhat musty and strange from a North American perspective because of the hops used.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Bottle from South Bay. Medium golden/orange in color. Large billowing head. Somewhat dry/earthy yeast aroma with a little hoppiness. Mild yeast and some earthy fruit qualities with dry peppery hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6182) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2008
750, corked and baled. Thanks, T! Pours a deeply cloudy bright lemony yellow with a massively thick, towering, infinite platinum blonde head that takes 15 minutes to subside enough to completely finish the pour. I’m serious. Granted, taking a sip would have hastened the process by adding skin oil, but we didn’t, so, wow, what a head. Grassy, floral, sweet-hoppy, shot through with green apple cider on the nose. Light, fizzy, fairly dancing body. Very pleasant and refreshing. Gets a little sweet with bubblegum on top of watermelon on top of green apples and cotton candy, but it’s still an interesting and refreshing light golden ale with some hop to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2901) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle from SL. Poured with a golden color, some haze, decent head. The aroma was grassy and piney hops, some fruity esters, yeast. The flavor followed the aroma, yeast, apples, grassy, floral, and musty hops. The mouthfeel was fairly full bodied, dry and clean, highly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 cloudy medium gold with very foamy white head. Very zesty (lime, orange) aroma, punctuated with melon rind, light woodsiness. A pleasant hop bouquet. Another bottle turns out to be full-on lychee. Highly carbonated, quite fizzy, and finishes with some yeasty stickiness. Lots of fruity grain kicking around. Mainly, though, lots of rind and zest flavors, typical of Belgian-style hoppy beer, executed well.

bottle @ Bottles & Bottles in KL. Cloudy yellow-gold with luscious rocky head. Herbal, resinous aroma is dry and very floral. Quaffable, smooth, easy, crisp palate. Excellent Belgian hop flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4052) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Yellow almost golen color with a decent white head. Smell is banana, fruits, malts, and banana bread. Taste is sweet, fruits, light, and bread like. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Cloudy golden color with a thick dense layer of head. Typical sweet malty aroma, very light citric hop note on the nose. More Belgian character on the taste, slight hints of hop presence appears on the back end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2008
pours nice straw yellow color with small head. very bitter fore- and aftertaste, with a lot of typical belgain yeastieness. this would be a much better beer if the were more in the flavor and aroma hop dept.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Gold with a thin tan head. Aroma is yeasty, light hoppiness, alcohol. Taste is a mild hoppiness, pepper, yeast, alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle thanks to mesandsim over at the hoose. Alround rating: Very peppery, floural and spicey, very yeast and alc is clearly present, its not really working for me, the hops make it actually harder to drink.


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