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


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RATINGS: 1179   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (680) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2014
Cloudy amber color, huuuuge white head with nice retention. Lots of lacing. Full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of banana, malts, yeast, apricot. Texture is creamy. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Alcohol is not evident. Nice, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (329) - - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle 0,33l, bought at Beer Paradise in Palmanova (Italy). Pale yellow cloudy liquid with big head. Medium sweetness, a bit metal in taste. Rich and dense. Well balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (996) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 5, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from artemb. Look: cloudy golden, big off-white creamy head with good retention. Aroma: very perfumey, rat fruit, spicy/coriander, some alcohol. Taste: light sweetness, light yeast/alcohol spice, no hops. Quite balanced, or rather, neutral and somewhat boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (386) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
75cl bottle. Appearance is light and golden, a big frothy white head which settles down and leaves lacing. Aroma- lots of sweet banana, candy, sugary, spices, orange hints, malty. Taste- malts, banana, tangerine, orange peel, plenty of carbonation, sweet fruits, clinging finish. Very tasty tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (370) - Udine, ITALY - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle 0.33L. Hazy golden body with huge, creamy, white head, fully lasting with nice lacing. Heavy hoppy (orange, flowers) and moderate malty (cereal, light caramel) aroma with notes of fruits (apple, peach) and alcohol related spices. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with moderate bitter and light acidic character, both of them better detected in the finish. Medium-to-full body with oily texture; soft carbonation; moderate alcoholic warming in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
madchemist83 (102) - USA - OCT 22, 2014
Wow. Best beer I ever had. Amazing aromas with multiple stages. Same with flavor. So drinkable and fruity almost like a honey cider. For a 9 percent is very smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2618) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
The tripel in this series, with an initially rather thick, cream white, dense, stable and moussy head leaving coarse lacing on the edge of the glass; colour a deep golden blonde with a slightly orangey hue, hazy from the start. Aroma richly perfumed, strong and seductive, with impressions of fresh honey, mango, vanilla pudding, lots of sweet banana and banana liqueur, overripe peach, white bread, fresh orange peel, sweet cider, lemon zest, mint, cake, red apple, aniseed, lavender, some caramel, white pepper, cognac. Taste begins with sweet exotic fruits, banana, orange, mango, kiwi; rather strong, minerally carbonation, fluffy and smooth mouthfeel, full and malty, sweet, bready, yeasty, with retronasal aromatic spiciness (spices are clearly effectively used here), a tad sugary but nowhere cloying, very honeyish, finishing with dryish but gentle, herbal hops and brandy-like warming alcohol, clearly present and just a little bit wry but not too obtrusive, while the initial sugary and malty sweetness remains, as well as the drying spiciness. Perhaps too sweet and spicy for some (like most of their other beers, I guess) and in that sense not your average tripel, but I like this a lot, since it distinguishes itself from the vast lake of interchangeable tripels in this country. Elegant yet assertive and a true classic in the style, an honourable lady, as it were.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (832) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Flasa. Zlata farba, biela pena. Kvasnicova aroma, jemne citrus a korenie. V chuti sladkost a jemne ako sour pivo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2268) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma coriander, flowery. Hazy yellow colour, stable head. Taste coriander, honeyish, spicy. Finishes spicy and lightly sour. A bit sharp, but overall alcohol hidden well. Good trippel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (5215) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle from fajry, many thanks. Hazy yellow golden color. Malty aroma with candy. Malty taste with candy, spices, Belgian yeast.

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