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

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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2006
(04.02.06) 330 mL brown bottle from Morel’s Restaurant and Café, Beijing, China. 9% ABV. ottled 4/04 and labeled as best consumed by 4/22/06. Poured clear amber with long-lasting large white head. Good lacing. Soft carbonation. Sweet malt and caramel in the nose. Medium bodied Belgium ale that starts dry with slight malt sweetness and pronounced tangy sour fruity flavor. Finished dry with malt aftertaste. Good drinkable strong Belgium ale with a pronounced sour note. Not for the meek.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2006
Not quite there as an outstanding Abbey Tripel. Flavor strives to get there and starts subtle yet never achieves the complexity of the style. A straw pale w/ orange tints. Some banana aroma that fades, good lacing and a finely built head. Satisfying though not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2514) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2006
Light delicate aroma, notes of banana, pineapple, flowers (maybe roses or violets), a touch of lemon citrus, and bread dough. A light hazy yellow that almost wants to glow orange, and a huge tight creamy head that is going nowhere. A light coriander spice nose shows up as some of the fruitiness subsides. Big sweet up front, strangely clean, with a tartness that feels like alot of alcohol whopping the sides of your tongue. Fair amount of hops in the finish, but they are quickly overwhelmed by a lingering fuselly alcohol finish. Let this warm for the fruit esters to really come through, particularly banana. Feels a little slick, lacking the airy fluffiness in the better tripels.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of fruits, caramel and "carolus-yeast". Sweet flavour of caramel, fruits and, spices and "carolus-yeast".

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2006
750 mL bottle. Pours golden straw yellow with a patchy white head, small and dissipates to a film, frothy and sticky lacing. Aroma is floral and fruity, citrus hops. light malt (hay, straw) and yeast (dough, grass) with an alcohol nose. Medium sweet yeast (dough) and fruity acidic hop flavor, flowers and earth notes, sugary and a malt body, lasting flavor. Light bodied, lively carbonation and fizzy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2006
Bottled. A blonde coloured beer with a nice large white head and good lacing. The aroma is spicy, peppery and yeasty together with some yeasty fruit. The spicy hops and yeastiness continue into the taste together with a little lemon citricity. It’s alittle too thin for my liking but still quite decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2006
22 cl bottle. Cloudy yellow gold body with a small fluffy head that dissipated quickly. Very nice aroma of pineapple, orange and grapefruit. Pleasant light fruity flavor with orange, pineapple, some honeydew melon, just the right touch of sweetness. The alcohol presence is also quite apparent. Rich body and silky mouthfeel with mild carbonatoin. A nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Pours golden with a wispy off-white head. Sparkling body. Aroma of sweet yeasty esters, notes of honey, apple, white wine, orange peel, and coriander. A bit too sweet with unusual esters on the nose. Taste is sweet and sticky, with esters, phenols, and high alcohols leading the way. Notes of cloves, spicy alcohol, bubble gum, ending with a long phenolic note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly sticky with aggressive, lively carbonation. I knew I wasn’t going to love this beer as soon as I smelled it. Granted, it’s not bad by any means, but in my opinion, tripels are one of the hardest styles to flawlessly execute. Not bad, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle, 33cl. Hazy yellow almost orange colour with a medium and disappointing white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma is sweet and fuity with a few spicy notes. Very smooth and effervescent. Flavour is slightly yeasty and malty with a pronounced sweetness. In fact, sometimes the sweetness is a little too much. Nevertheless, a very good Triple.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (499) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 (Bottle) Deep, cloudy golden color. Big, frothy white head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma is potent mix of sweet, spice, orange, yeast and floral notes. Fizzy on the tongue. Taste is sweet and malty with a mix of spices, bubblegum aftertaste. Lively carbonation.


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