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


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RATINGS: 1229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (246) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
ASPETTO: biondo carico e limpido, schiuma bianca, fine e persistente (ne rimane sempre nel bicchiere). AROMA: stupendo aroma floreale (giglio e gelsomino), unito ad un dolce mieloso. GUSTO: tendente al dolce senza mai essere stucchevole, in quanto bilanciati da dell’agrumato e da un leggero amarognolo nell’ultima parte del sorso e nel retrogusto. I sentori predominanti sono comunque il fruttato (frutta gialla) e mieloso. Capolavoro di tripel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrRizzotto (14) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JAN 21, 2015
Nuts, hay, cereal, roasty, nuts, leaves, alcohol, cooked vegetables, woody, butterscotch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2015
Amarelo palha-dourado. Boa espuma. Aroma cítrico, laranja, lima, coentro, noz moscada, damasco, limão siciliano, coentro. Corpo médio, boa carbonatação/ Amargor médio-baixo. Final aquecedor, condimentada, picante, adocicado.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (369) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
Robe blonde, reflets ambrés. Nez puissant sur des notes épicées, houblonnées et maltées, du miel, une pointe de banane et de pomme. Bouche à l’attaque moelleuse, bulle crémeuse, belle note épicée et longue finale sur une fine amertume. Une superbe triple, parfaitement équilibrée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cluniac (70) - - JAN 13, 2015
Not my favorite tripel. Very flowery and perfumy aroma which reminds me of summer ales or white beer. The appearance is a honey yellow which is very pretty, althougj head retention is poor. Taste is citrus and perfume with maybe some orange or lemon zest. Palate is ok, a bit spicy for my liking and a lasting afterburn. Overall an ok beer, but not my favorite taste .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1177) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a very thick white head. Yeast, fruit, spice, wheat and clove aroma. Spice, pear, apple, banana, clove, yeast, wheat and honey flavors. Light body and tons of carbonation. Spice and fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (5490) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
*Old rating, best before 22.09.11. The beer in the glass is nice golden. In the nose there is citrus, the typical tripel-yeast and nice hops. The beer is nice tripel-typical sweetish-malty with nice citrus hops and mild yeast. There is still toffee, which fits in fine nice. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1438) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Rated from the bottom of the bottle. I let this one sit on the counter a while to warm up a little. Poured into a snifter. A murky light orange color. Big frothy white head that settles to a thick lace. Bready and fruity aromas and flavor. Notes of pear and white grape. Good hop balance. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3394) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 6/20/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, coriander, candi sugar, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange zest, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, coriander, candi sugar, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, coriander, candi sugar, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Outstanding complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Quite dry on the finish as well for the gravity. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding tripel style. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JAN 5, 2015
330 ml bottle. Dark golden yellow, quite hazy, with an average, creamy and persistent white head. Extremely floral and perfumy nose, slightly spicy (especially lavander and chamomile), a hint of bitter orange peel. Definitely different from a typical Tripel aroma, it reminds me of some Partizan beers from the grisette series. Way too lively, but the taste follow suite. Bitter, slightly tart, again very floral and aromatic. No alchool taste at all, but the drinkability is rather poor. Fizzy carbonation, light body, slightly oily texture. Probably need to revisit as this is an old bottle, but what I’m drinking is far from impressive.

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