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

alafito's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, - JUL 20, 2008
Like a champagne beer, its imposible to open or pour without the foam spilling over. Very smooth and silky carbonation though, Flavors are citrusy and lightly hoppy. The aroma is bandaid and soap. The finish however is bready and earthy with a typical Carolus Green apple hint to it. Alcohol not noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle; pours hazy gold with an off white head; aroma is citrus fruits, yeast, and spice; taste is light sweet with yeast and citrus; finish is light bitter with some hints of spice; very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (361) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Je suis un amateur de la poivrée Carolus Tripel (qui est de retour au Québec, yeah!) alors je suis très curieux de goûter une de ses semblables... C’est plus délicat, plus léger que la tripel. Il y a malheureusement moins de profondeur aussi! Ça semble vouloir tirer sur la fraicheur du citron et le corps approuve en étant bien vivant. Malgré la description, les houblons ne sont par contre vraiment pas si présents que ça. Je ne détecte que très peu du fruité ou de l’amertûme en général procurés par ceux-çi... Peut-être faut-il boire cette bière très fraiche? Bref, rien de vraiment fantastique, mais quand même une bière raffraichissante que je boierais régulièrement sans problème.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (238) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2015
Amarela,turva,espuma alta,volumosa e com boa manutenção;aroma com predomínio dos lúpulos,terroso,herbáceo,condimentado;sabor frutado,condimentado com notas picantes e uma leve presença de malte,álcool notado mas sem ser agressivo,final com gostoso amargor,corpo médio/alto,equilibrada,com boa complexidade e drinkability. Excelente Strong Ale(ou seria Belgian IPA).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1504) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 16/10/2016 Certainly looks the part - hazy orange-straw body with big creamy head holding atop. Moderate intensity nose - spicy, herbal, lemon citrus, slightly woody hop character, light toasty malt & peppery yeast undertones. Full body, smooth slightly velvety texture, carbonation is high. Opens out a bit more on the body - toasted cereal malts, pepper, lemon, herbs, grass, clove - rather tasty really, firm bitterness, well done. Nice stuff, good to see some European hops being showcased in an IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (284) - POLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Pana spora, średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko opada do nieregularnej pierzynki ładnie zdobiąc przy tym szkło. Barwa żółto złota, mętna. Zapach ciekawy - charakterystyczny belgijski aromat brzoskwiń, ziół i przypraw miesza się z trawą cytrynową, delikatnymi cytrusami (pomarańcze, limonki), marakują, kwiatami i herbatnikami. Nie jest bardzo intensywny ale niezwykle czysty i przyjemny, daje zapowiedź świetnego trunku. W smaku półsłodkie, fajna owocowość ponczu z dodatkiem różowego wina, wyraźny pieprz (czarny i czerwony), biszkopty i landrynki. Chmielowo-goryczkowa kontra zaznaczona, aczkolwiek te 50 IBU niewyczuwalne w natłoku różnych doznań. W afterteasie likier ananasowy, pikantność i trawiastość oraz rozgrzewanie w przełyku od alkoholu. Gratka dla wielbicieli piw belgijskich w nowofalowym wydaniu. Hopsinjoor może smakować i craftowym beer geekom i zatwardziałym tradycjonalistom. Jest tu klasyczny rdzeń belgijskich jasnych mocnych ALE oraz sznyt chmielowego szaleństwa. Pijalność całkiem niezła, zważywszy na 8% alkocholu - dobre i na lato i na zimę ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
Color miel muy bonito, turbia. Bastante espuma que desaparece pronto, pero que acompaña el vaso en cada trago. Gran aroma, muy intenso, acaramelado y sobre todo a uvas. En boca, carbonatacion media y mucho cuerpo. Compleja. Gran mezcla de frutas (sigue la uva) y dulce Para desencadenar en un final muy seco y amargo con marcado tono alcohólico que queda en boca... Y pide otro trago. Excelente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bubeer (98) - - MAY 25, 2015
Hazy pale gold. Extremely large frothy head, solid retention, hop bitterness. Spices and some flowers on the nose. Medium bitterness, some sweet in the finish. Slightly oily, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (569) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Cloudy, light orange in appearance. Aroma of citrus. Hoppy citrus taste without hops bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (2921) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Slightly hazy golden beer with large foam head. Aroma of banana, spice, yeast and lemon. Taste is yeast, citrus, spices, some salt, banana and malts. Moderate carbonation and a touch sticky. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
Birra color biondo scarico. Schiuma abbondante e compatta color bianco. Interessante ed intenso aroma di luppoli nobili, spezie, erba. In bocca il lievito si fa sentire in accordo con il lievito belga. Corpo medio basso, carbonazione abbondante e forse un filo fastidiosa. Una classica rivisitazione IPA in stile belga. Piacevole, non eccezionale.

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