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


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RATINGS: 1243   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2007
On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub, and served in a Gouden Carolus trappist glass. This tripel poured a bright, hazy orange color with a long lasting beige head. The aroma was made up of orange, apple, candy sugar, and some mild yeast esthers. The flavor was the same, but with some excellent spice notes showing up. Also, some lightly warming alcohol made it’s presence known. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and champagne-like. A truly exceptional beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
750ml. $7.99 Sam’s Downers Grove Corked in ’05 Gouden Carolus Triple poured a slightly hazy peach that glows when held to the light. A loose airy 1+ finger white head formed on the pour but receded to a ring around the glass within seconds. Leaves no lacing. This is one fruity and spicy tripel. Big aromas of pear and granny smith apple greet you as soon as you stick your nose in the glass. Candi sugar and spicy alcohol follow close behind adding a nice depth. Candi sugar sweetness and big juicy peach start things off with a bang. A pear grittiness and mild green apple show up mid palate along with a doughy malt base. Spicy alcohol, mild clove and a yeasty fruitness come along on the finish that make this one great tasting tripel. Body is on the lighter side of medium with a velvety feel when hitting the tongue. The seeming lack of carbonation is in the mouthfeel but in small doses. Just enough to make the body velvety smooth. This is a danderously drinkable tripel considering the high abv. My glass is disappearing far to quickly. One of the better tripels so far expierenced in my drinking days. Good popping fruitiness with an exceptionally spicy and deep alcohol and yeast quality. Wonderful beer. 7/22/07

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 2, 2007
Big bottle. Pours a very nice deep golden colour with a huge very lively well lasting creamy white head leaving a very nice thick lacing all around the glass. Fresh fruity aroma with yeast, citrus, malt and some alcohol. Great well filling champagne mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with a nice soft fruitiness, yeast, citrus, some spices, good hops and a well hidden touch of alcohol. Good long lasting fruity and bit spiced finish. GREAT!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2007
After the great cider purge of 2007, this one comes in at rating no. 1250. Bottle, corked and caged. Sweet aroma, yeasty with sugar and a touch of apple juice. Hazy golden with a beautiful white head, rocky and full. Taste is smooth and lightly crisp, yeast and light citrus blended well with light flowers and lighter apple juice. Spicy and a bit pushy, lots of heft from the alcohol without being overbearing. Ending acidity does wonders to balance out the sweetness. A really pleasant surprise - I wasn’t expecting this kind of monster!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle, 75cl, from LIVA Domhusgade, Kolding. Slightly hazy golden yellow with a big bubbly, white head. Aroma has a youghurt feel, lots of oranges, bananas, yeast og a floral edge. Nicely carbonated. Flavour is mild, slightly fruity - a little tarty at the end. There is no apparent alcohol, but there is a warming sensation when I swallow. A very nice brew - one of the best tripels I’ve had :o)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2368) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Hazy straw color with a large, lasting foamy, white head. Excellent aroma. Spicy, hops, banana, citrus (oranges, grapefruit), floral, and some yeast. Flavor is spicy, yeast, alcohol (which was hiding in the aroma), citrus hops, cinnamon, and dark fruits. Creamy, spicy body. Very suprised by this beer that I have passed over again and again. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2863) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
Flaske. En rigtig god triple, med alt hvad den skal have. Lækker duft af triple gær og den diskrete efterduft af hvede. Ligger godt i munden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2007
From my fall 2006 notebook. Hazy yellow gold body with ample head. Spicy nose with plenty of hops. Dry hoppy body that pairs exceedingly well with buffalo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Beautiful golden body with a full white head. Strong aroma of a hay field plus tons of sweet sugary stuff plus fruit and spices. The mouthfeel is amazing. Maybe one of the creamiest beers I’ve had. Very buttery tasting with an after taste that might be a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Pours hazy golden with a medium off-white or tan head. Nose is spicy yeast, dates, cinnamon. Flavor of figs and dates, cinnamon and basil and allspice. Quite sweet and malty, honeyed towards the middle, with a strongly alcoholic finish. Lingering spicy and honeyed aftertaste almost like bakleva. Oily mouthfeel. Good

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