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

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RATINGS: 909   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tap57 (19) - Gatineau, Quebec, - MAY 20, 2011
bought at LCBO, Ottawa Pours pale hazy with beautiful thick white head the overall picture in my glass reminds me of a whit or Weiss. aroma shows signs of citrus texture is quite thin with a fizzy carbonation, which kind of turns me off for a 8% belgium beer. not my favourite, but still a great pick for the price.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kita (1084) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy golden color with large rocky white head and great lacing. Aroma of herbal hops, apple and honey. Taste starts moderate sweet and rich malty, follows by refreshing dark fruits’ acidity with medium hoppy finish. Medium to full body, thick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Not so hoppy as expected, but still much more than majority of Belgians...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste citrus, bready, sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tselloufc88 (134) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from the Post Office Vaults Birmingham. Aroma of grass and some sweet fruit. Taste is slightly sour, slightly fruity. Very fizzy. Was expecting more but it’s decent enough. It’s still quite clean tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1653) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours hazy orange with decent white head. Aroma is sweet and sugary with some leafy hops. Taste is sugar, spice and light earthy hops. Enjoyable if a little unremarkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1311) - - SEP 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-6-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a hazed yellow-orange color with a big and billowy white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is sweeter with a fairly strong orange and lighter lemon smell. Notes of grapefruit citrus are also present mixed with some spice like aromas. Other non fruit/sweet aromas of a bready nature as well as a decent yeasty nature are present as well. All these aromas mix with a bit of a grassy and herbal smell creating a rather grassy Belgian triple like aroma. Taste – The taste begins on the drier side with some malty and bready tastes as well as a decent amount of a citrus like sweetness with the citrus consisting of mainly orange, but also a bit of sour lemon. Upfront there are some hoppy notes of a more grapefruit nature. The hop begins lighter and grows in strength as the taste advances. Soon after the initial taste a stronger yeasty flavor comes to the tongue. With it comes a spice flavor of coriander and clove. Other hop flavor of a more grassy nature start to take over the lighter grapefruit hop flavors that were present upfront. The sweetness dries out more as the taste moves to the end. The taste ends with a very crisp and dry flavor leaving an almost citrus and yeasty champagne brut flavor with a light hop accent like taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in its creaminess and thickness for a Belgian IPA of its strength with a carbonation level that is possibly a bit above average. Both are nice for drinkability and more citrus flavors of the brew but neither are anything too exceptional for the hoppy flavors of beer. Overall I think they did it right for the style however and overall it is pretty good. Overall – A pretty decent Belgian IPA that is rather drinkable and enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (1590) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
@Mechelen, @Brouwerij het Anker, proeverij met nu de carolus, Het voordeel van zo’n proeverij met meerdere bieren is dat je ze héél mooi met elkaar kunt vergelijken, De Hopsinjoor oogt wazig gelig als een wit/tarwebier met een witte kraag. Het aroma is flink hoppig maar dan niet zoals een IPA, maar één met enkel Belgische hoppen. droog mondgevoel, redelijk lang bitter, voor mijn smaak niet erg gebalanceerd, neer veel hop is prima maar dan meer neigende naar een Amerikaanse IPA graag. !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reynaldg (36) - - SEP 6, 2014
Couleur jaune profond, opaque, pète tête de mousse légèrement teinté. Arôme frais de houblon et d'agrumes que l'on retrouve sans surprise au palet. Corps assez dense et amertume en deuxième bouche. Très bien faite. --- Deep yellow, opaque, fart lightly tinted foam head. Fresh aroma of hops and citrus found unsurprisingly quoits. Dense body and bitterness second mouth. Very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1788) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Hazy golden color, very full white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, hops, ripe fruits, salted crackers and grass. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops and earthy notes. Very nice Belgian strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentKabel (204) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Golden yellow, hazy beer with a nice foam head. Medium carbonation. Grass, little honey, gentle hops and a fruitiness on the background. A very gentle beer, well balanced as well. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
On tap at the Kulminator, and bottled at Granville Moore’s. A well-hopped, bitter and refreshing beer with faint hints of citrus. Nice one. Better on tap.


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