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


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RATINGS: 967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy dark yellow with an average, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -grain, hay, straw, meal-, average hops -flowers, herbs, grass-, heavy yeast -horse blanket, barnyard, earth, musty- with notes of pear, dust, and paper. Medium bodied, slick texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2008
12 oz draft at the Cheeky Monk in Denver, Colorado. Pour is a very cloudy yellow white with a nicely formed off white head that fell with pretty lacing. Aroma of pine hops, floral sweetness, slightly resinous grass hops and some Belgian yeastiness. Taste is the nose for the most part, with the addition of honey sweetness which accents the hop profile nicely, and is not cloying at all. The body was medium, and very carbonated. Alcohol nicely masked. Overall, a tasty cross between a Belgian Ale and an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
330 ml bottle into tulip. Hazy pale yellow body with a massive meringue head that slowly dissipates. Nose of spice, floral and grassy hops, some yeast. Tastes of sweet malt, pepper, spice, floral notes. Bitterness is present but not overdone and nicely integrated. Medium body and lively carbonation. really flavorful and very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2008
Hazy yellow golden body with good size lasting white head. Yeast, citrus and hops on the nose. Taste is smooth, not too full, lemon again, pepper and a touch of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2008
Bouteille de 330 ml. Deguste avec french tickler. Biere de couleur blonde brumeuse avec un bon collet moyennement collant. Odeur de levure, sel, fruits. Gout de sucre, citron, epices, bonne carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2008
Shared with Pyrozoid. Cloudy golden poor with a frothy off-white head with good lacing. Aromas of prine, very hoppy, orange zest, grassy notes, coriander, caramel and apples.Very balanced mouthfeel, perfect carbonation, dry start with long faintly sweet aftertaste. Flavors are same as aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Lots of grass and straw in the aroma. A touch of spicy yeast notes, some lemon, and more grass. Pours straw yellow with a great big head. Flavors of lemon and grass up front. Some yeast, peppery spice follows, and a tart citrus cleans up . Huge carbonation, fizzy body. Drinks very nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Poured from a 750ml caged and corked bottle and served in a tulip. This beer poured a cloudy pale golden color with a big, off-white, meringue head. Very slow to settle, leaving behind, thick, bubbly lacing. The was made up of a huge dose of grassy hops, light lemon, citrus, pale malt, and just a bit of graham cracker. The included soft, grassy hops, mellow citrus, a touch of honey, slightly sweet pale malts, and more herbal, earthy hops. Huge hop presence, but not overly bitter. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and lush. Ample carbonation, yet very soft of the tongue. Mostly dry at the finish. Dangerously drinkable! One of the best hoppy Belgians I have tried. The herbal Euro hop profile is a welcome change of pace. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2008
750ml bottle from the Sam-apostrophe-s in Downers Grove, IL. Pours a hazy yellow body with an explosive, HUGE rocky head. Clumps of lace line the glass. Yeasty nose with a citrusy tartnes, light floral scents, and an underlying pale malty sweetness. Citrus zest and lemon abound in the flavor along with dry herbs, white pepper, and a malty sweetness. Lightly bitter, dry finish. Very appealing to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2008
The Dan Journal #244. Tasted 10/31/08. 750ml cork and cage. Mildly hazy with a golden hue. White layer of head. Belgian citrus yeasty aromas. Hoppy notes. Medium to Full bodied and highly carbonated. Huge citrus effervescence. Mildly floral with a peppery hop character. Tasty!

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