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


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RATINGS: 981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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

vipinvelp's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2999) - Velp, - SEP 14, 2012
Hazy golden yellow with decent lasting white foam head, lacing to glass and sticking to lip - that’s how I like it. Aroma is hoppy, taste is bitter hops with some tone of citrus fruits. Nice bitter aftertaste. (The Hague 201209)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
I think this is the first Belgian style ipa I’ve had that is not from America. American produced Belgian ipas have always been an ipa first with Belgian yeast as the afterthought. This beer was clearly a Belgian beer first with some hops added to it. A really interesting beer. The hop choices really complimented the other flavors and felt great on the palate. Lighter in body but boozy and hoppy. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (386) - SPAIN - SEP 25, 2015
From elcervecero. In Duvel glass. Watching The hangover. Tasty and very drinkable, with a nice bitterness and carbonation that pleases the upper part of the mouth. Aroma could improve. Its a bit dull for a beer with a hoppy name

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4316) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
2/8/2009 7:20:26 AM Cracked Kettle. A well done hopped-up Carolus. Golden body with big head. Fruity and sweet nose. Hoppy taste, with citrus too. Dry bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (191) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 10, 2015
Extremely rich and persistent white top, hazy orange colour. Light and heavy beer. 75 cl e bottle in Belgrade. Nice fruity aroma, bitter finish, World class in chalice glass!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (218) - ITALY - SEP 7, 2015
Dorata opalescente, schiuma bianca non molto persistente che lascia sul bordo del bicchiere i classici merletti di Bruxelles. Aroma tra l'agrumato dato dai luppoli ed il maltato, lievito belga e note di pepe e brettanomyces. Al palato parte pepata ed agrumata, ricorda il passion fruit, per poi lasciare un amaro erbaceo misto a frumento e pepe, discretamente forte ma molto elegante. Corpo tra il medio ed il medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marcius (347) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Golden color, hazy liquid and big head. Hoppy aroma. Fruity and citrus. Taste - Citric and acid with bitter finish. Great Belgian Strong Ale!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (388) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2015
Best before 2017-03-12
ABV: 8.0%

It pours hazy, light yellow, with a huge, three finger high head.

Nose: Banana, Belgian yeast, citrus, orange, pear, apple, pineapple, hops and grass.
Taste: Grapefruit, banana, apple, grass, Belgian yeast, caramel malt and honey.
Body: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth feeling. Very refreshing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (187) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma:Hops, fruit, yeast, banana, citrus.Appearance:Turbid yellow/gold beer with a steady foamy white head.Taste/Palate:Sweet thanks to the fruit, carbonation, grass, citrus, hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (3337) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Almost clear yellow colour, lots of stable head. Quite tame and balanced aroma, spicy. Taste also nicely balanced. Relatively high bitterness, balanced with spicy peppery notes. Good, not groundbreaking though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paladares (124) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 10, 2015
Botella. Ámbar claro turbio. Bien de espuma. Aroma muy frutal. Cítrico y algo de fruta tropical. En boca, fabulosa. Una explosión de aromas y sabores. Floral, clavo, frutal... es difícil apreciar sabores concretos pero el conjunto es redondo y equilibrado. Un toque final amargo completa una cerveza excepcional. De las mejores que he probado hasta ahora.

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