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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
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

dinkle50's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Cloudy gold pour with a thin head. Lots of lace left behind. Creamy mouth. Banana aroma. Taste is a little metallic. Some strange after taste in the yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (435) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
Troebel lichtgeel bier met schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en krachtig met sporen van citrus fruit. Erg goed bier, smaak bijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OllieBBommel (1138) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
33cl bottle@home. Appearance: cloudy yellow orange with off-white head. Aroma: different citric hops, vague malt and yeast. Taste: sour and bitter. Palate: dry, medium sour bitter finish, medium carbonation. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Markth (18) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Lekker biertje met frisse smaken en een lekker bittertje. Veel schuim en een troebel bier. @home met een kaasje ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Odd beer. Elements of pulpy orange juice throughout, sweet and sour, with the spiciness of noble hops always in the background. Unsure of this in the end. Funky, unusual, weird, highly unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1505) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
330 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Yellowish-orange pour with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon zest and wet grass with hints of Belgian yeast. The hallertau and saaz hops especially are notable in the taste resulting in mild Earthy bitterness and a clean floral and light citrus finish. By style this is a Belgian "Strong" Ale but the taste is rather light and quite enjoyable. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2297) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Medium dirty orange color, overabundant pure white head that never drops below 1", leaving thick slashes of lace behind. Taste is wheaty malt that moves cleanly to the swallow, where noticeable hopping bursts in, followed quickly by citrus and spice that linger quite a while. Kind of a cross between a Belgian Ale and an American Pale Ale. It’s okay, but nothing more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maarten1993 (377) - - NOV 19, 2014
Drank with Hans, Vincent and Patrick at Cultuurcafe 19-11-2014. Did not like the beer. Unplesant tripel-like taste. Very much carbonation also, which further diminished the nice tastes and likeability of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - NOV 16, 2014
Ottimo esempio di belgian strong ben luppolata, che anche con una forte presenza di lieviti nel guscto, lascia inuire leggere note fruttate e un buon amaro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (659) - - NOV 3, 2014
33cl flesje bij de Boterhal, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in origineel Gouden Carolus glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met kleine witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: bloemig, hoppig, bittertje, zoetje Conclusie: goed bier uit Mechelen, bitterder verwachting met de naam Hopsinjoor, echter erg zacht ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morri (218) - NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Huge creamy off-white head with fantastic lacing. Hazy pale yellow body. Aroma is floral hops, citrus and hay. Farm-like aromas, the yeast reminds of a saison. Very fruity, sweet, fresh and appealing. Mostly sweet on the tongue, followed by a nicely balanced bitterness. Dry finish. Slightly boozy, but never overwhelming.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 93

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50