Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Abbey Tripel
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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In spite of modern brewing technology, this beer is brewed according to ancient traditions. It unites, now as in the past, the best products of our soil: rich barley and fine hops.. It's refined character, with a pure and rich taste, will captivate you. It is matured at length in cellar and bottle, and is guaranteed to be brewed only from pale malts. It is traditionally top-fermented and is 100% pure. The Gouden Carolus Triple has a unique colour and a full flavour due to its well-balanced hopping. To properly savour the Golden Carolus “Triple”, pour slowly in one movement leaving the yeast deposit in the bottle. This beer may be served cool but not chilled: 7-8°C is recommended. In 2002 this beer won the Gold Award in the World Beer Cup, San Diego, USA in the “Triple” category.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (288) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2014
75 cl bottle, 9.0% abv. Cloudy yellow golden with foamy head. Fruity taste with medium bitternes and typical belgian yeasty notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Aroma: light yeast, some bread malts, light sours. Appearance: pale hazy gold, big frothy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: quickly sweets are coming up, malty, caramel, molasses, light bitters towards the end again. Overall: fantastic Tripel, great subtle palate. Bottle from Beer of Belgium, Ypres.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (57) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Poured from a 330ml bottle, hazy straw yellow color. Creamy white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus fruit, taste is honey like malt and a predominant lemon flavor. Medium high carbonation finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (210) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Un corps parfait et satisfaisant.. On sait immédiatement qu’on a à faire à une excellente bière! Ce n’est pas une bière qui tente de repousser les limites, elle n’explore pas de nouveaux horizons, mais elle représente définitivement bien son style! Une bière ronde, complète, poivrée et qui cache merveilleusement bien son alcool. Pour les personnes demeurant au Québec : procurez-vous sans faute cette bière, maintenant disponible à la SAQ, avant qu’elle ne disparaisse!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkska101 (867) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from local saq A: citrusy, spicy perfumy, tropical, camomile, bready App: hazy pale rocky white head .great lacing. t/p: med to full body with sweet and moderate long finish.fizzy. o: amazing. Nose is superb complex and yet smooth. I definitely need to stack more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (133) - - JUN 7, 2014
Pours an golden body with a thick head. Aroma of belgian yeast and a very nice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (648) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle 33cl. @home. Aroma is fruity (apricot, orange), sweet malts, yeast, grass, floral, coriander, hint of ginger; hazy golden color, thick one finger head, white, very slow dissipation, head never disappears, good lacing; smooth creamy mouthfeel, full body; taste is fruity sweet, slightly bitter, bit lemon, hint of ginger; fruity bitter aftertaste with peppery and (very) light lemony sour notes, alcohol in the background. Excellent tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JLDC (66) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Colour: Pale gold with a adequate white head. Nose: Fresh, crisp. Hints of wheat (toast), sugar, yellow fruits. Spices and floral notes. Quite complex. Flavours: Vanilla, citrus, lemon. Touches of cereal and sugar. Herbs and spices (coriander, ginger). A lot of depth but easy to drink. Alcohol is neatly disguised within the complex flavours. Finish: Long, refreshing but well-rounded. Verdict: A seriously good Tripel. Can match most Trappists in quality and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Denbor (5) - Lennik, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Mooie witte schuimkraag! Geurt complex met fruitige toets De smaak is complex met citrus en koriander achtergrond. De smaak blijft lang in de mond hangen. Al bij al een fris en aangenaam bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (883) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Bière blonde pâle, trouble, coiffée d’une épaisse mousse poussée par une puissante effervescence. Le nez est fruité (agrumes, banane, épices...). En bouche, le produit est aussi complexe et raffiné que ce que le nez voulait bien nous laisser croire. Les saveurs fruitées s’étalent sur une belle trame d’acidité avant de laisser place à une finale plus sèche – bien qu’elle soit finement enrobée d’un doux sucre résiduel. Cette Gouden Carolus est une Tripel exemplaire et savoureuse.

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