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


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RATINGS: 1022   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
[Bottle @ Odense Tasting, 14th February 2009, remembered for Carsten BeerMouths fantastic 3 meals highend gastronomy.] Although it’s long time I’ve tasted these brewdrops I remember it as a not typIcal BSA. Hoppy like Hommelbier and XX-bitter, but only a 1/4.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2009
Draft at Map Room. Pours a slightly hazed gold. Nose is spicy with noble style hops, clean malt and a touch of Belgian yeast. Taste is fresh and clean, spicy and dry. Quenching bitterness that is bigger than you’d expect, finishing into a dry and earthy taste. A very different type of hoppy beer, but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (749) - Flanders, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Bottle, Dulle Griet Ghent. Pours hazy blond with an excellent nice creamy white head, good lacing. Hoppy spicy nose, bananapeel. Fresh hops, herbal. Well balanced flavors. Creamy spritzy palate. Good beer. Lacks some aroma hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2009
Bottle, 33cl. It pours a cute, hazy, yellow body with an orange tint. Good carbonation going on. The long-lasting white head is big as can be, making it a difficult beer to pour. Citrusy, resiny hop aromas start escaping the glass while pouring, and a deeper inspection reveals white sugar, wheat, some alcohol and a little yeasty note. It’s highly effervescent, full-bodied and sweet, with an intense bitterness. At least for a Belgian beer. Fruity, citrusy and slighlty wheaty flavor with a hint of yeast. Some brett-like flavors and aromas too? The finish is very long, with citrusy, resiny hops giving a good bitterness that lasts longer than the other flavors. A good alcohol warmth also spreads in the mouth, and follows you for a long time. And then, suddenly it’s gone, and all that is left are the lacings. And of course some bitterness in the mouth. A really pleasant twist on a strong, Belgian ale. (090417)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7251) - 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.)

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5864) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (7754) - 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.

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