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

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RATINGS: 888   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle. Head far too big on even the gentlest of pours, but I guess it was pretty 10-15 minutes later... Aroma of spices and/or spicy hops, lemony sort of malt. Flavor exhibits a somewhat harsh bitterness and even a weird burnt bitterness. This subsides (to a degree) after awhile, allowing some of the fruity undertones to mingle. Somewhat abrasive on the tongue. Didn’t think this one was very well done.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
The Tubes said it best. "what a beauty". This one pours with a skyscraper creamy head that lasts. The color is hazed creamy yellow. Aromas are strong with meaty banana cream and other tropicals. Full nectar with superb carbonation. This brew is balanced with a crazy delicious tropical malt backbone and a citrus pulp aspirin hop that cuts through the blubber. The finish lingers long and steady. It’s so rich yet balanced I could drink it all night long. As I sip and it warms the Hopsinjoor never diminishes. A solid classic. Trump!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Shared with Jason and Dave, this beer was interesting. It’s like a pilsener with those hops and like a Belgian ale with the malt and yeast. Reminds me of a European Strong Lager but it’s an ale. Spicy hops and yeasts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light orange/gold with a huge thick, foamy, white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, melon rind, sweet fruits (lemon, orange), and a touch of citrusy hops. Flavor is light and sweet, lots of light fruits with a spicy and bitter hops finish. Full-bodied. This is a tasty beer! This is what a hoppy Belgian should taste like!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy golden in color with full foamy white head. Aroma yeasty, floral hops and spicey. Taste yeast, spice and bitter hops with bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Pours a golden color with a huge white head that lasts forever. Some fruit and pepper in the aroma before being blasted by bitter earthy hops. Very dry with a strong euro-hop bitterness. Lively carbonation. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Tap Capital Ale House downtown 08/26/2008. Hoppy Tripel. Spicy yeast aromas with lots of lemon. Cloudy straw color. Flavor includes Belgian yeast notes with moderate alcohol warming and some fruit. Light fizzy mouthfeel with very very dry spicy peppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2008
a brew to be respected it is two different styles of beer combined. a simple statement but one that anyone with a sophomorish understanding of beer will eventually contemplate. out to prove a point and educational this beer is something to experience. the ying and yang... the Belgian strong augmented to it’s North American cousin it is intruiging and certainly fulfilling. banana spice with a Czeck and American hop spiciness to it. the type of brew that you know won’t work out but somehow does ok . It is something beautiful to experience in the glass and make sure to note its wonderful yeasty body. somewhere a brewmaster had a point to prove and i salute that person.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Thanks to Blake for bringing the 750! Poured hazy medium golden with well-retained, creamy cap of white head.. sticky lacing. The aroma picked up lots of bright noble hops upfront.. juicy pineapple and floral notes led with a soft bready backing.. loved the presentation. The flavor had lemon zest, dry floral, and pineapple bitterness over a pale bitterness that didn’t provide too much.. great spicy tripel-like yeast strain throughout. Medium-plus bodied with a whole lotta carbonation on the palate.. spicy overall and quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Pours haxy golden with no head. The nose is hoppy and spicy. The flavor goes a bit sweeter, but is interesingly complex and enjoyable.


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