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

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RATINGS: 960   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


4
   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!

3.8
   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.

3.8
   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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3061) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2008
gold blond coloured little sparkling with lot of yeast particels body and a big white head a yeasty hoppy aroma a yeasty hoppy herby sweet little fruity taste with a yeasty bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
330ml Bottle: Aroma of yeast, coriander, spices, hops, citrus, lemon, slight grass, and hints of vegetables and herbs. Poured yellow/gold/flaxen/amber in color with a huge, foamy, fluffy, airy white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of medium and large-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, lemon, yeast, spices, and grass. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, yeasty, lemony finish is moderately dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2008
Dark yellow colored with huge thick white head. Strongly yeasty-spicy aroma with sweet orange, nice hops also here. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is even richer with licorice, yeast, spices and some peachy fruitiness. Aftertaste gets bitter with hops and mild alcohol. Overall balanced and excellent beer.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tranquillity (1450) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2008
Hazy orange, tiny yeast particles, tiny white head. Aroma strong of citrusy hops, but the taste is explosive. Sure, there plenty of hops, but alcohol and pepper are not my favourite tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3246) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2008
On tap at The Front Door Boise, Pours out a amber topped with a white head. Aroma of pit fruit sweetness and spice. Tast of belg yeast, spice, and a nice hop. A pretty good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2500) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2008
Hazy goldblond coloured beer with large white head. Medium carbonation. Perfumed hoppy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Bitter spicy ending. Rather good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at Rich O’s. Good example of a definitely unique style that I have begun to develop a serious liking for – I recommend it to anyone who digs the specific style or Belgians or IPA’s . Thanks Roger for the hook up!


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