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

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RATINGS: 1239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (394) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Strong carbonation... seconds after removing the cage, the cork shot to the ceiling unexpectedly and nearly took my head off. Pours a cloudy honey color with a thick, fluffy long lasting head. The nose is a wheaty, slightly sour fruit, with a hint of alcohol. The taste is a bit of sour apple, spices, pepper... It has a nice balanced blend of sweet and tart. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
330 ml bottle. Very sweet aroma. Medium carbonation. Nice golden color. Caramel taste. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Sampled from 750ml bottle. Hazy and golden hued. White head. Floral and caramel nose. Sticky and honeyish. Touch bready. Lively effervescence. Medium to full bodied. Dry palate. Floral yeasty flavors. Good bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Pours into the chalice a hazy golden-orange color. Produces a beautiful thick, dense pillow-like head with superb retention. An intricate lacing pattern of foam adheres to the sides of the glass. The nose is a bit muted, but with pleasant fruity notes of pineapple, banana, vanilla wafer cookies and honey in the forefront. A faint touch of yeast, light malts, spice and perfume linger in the background. Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced between the velvety smooth and creamy texture of a big beer and the expected tingle of CO2 from a Belgian Ale. Flavor profile a bit more assertive than the aroma. Starts out with a fruity, malty sweetness; very much like the nose. Then gradually moves into a slight peppery, spicy alcohol presentation and finally finishes with a somewhat surprising, but slightly astringent moderately bitter hoppy finish. All in all a solid Triple save for the slightly distracting finish. I’d definitely go back for more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14478) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2007
Bottle (expired 17-12-2005) at home - Thanks jeppe. Unclear amber - white head. Aroma: Sweetness, fruity, yeasty, light honey, flowery. Taste: Sweetness, flowery, dusty, honey, ryebread, elderflowers, light fruity, light light alcholic mouthburn. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2007
11,2 oz bottle. Served in a Delirium Tremens tulip glass. Aroma of pale malts and saaz hops. Bright golden beer with a thick creamy white head and sheets of lacing. Flavor is sweet pale malts and booze to start, fading to a hoppy presence with a mildly bitter finish. I love triples. Smooth, sweet, alcoholic and hoppy. Fruity and peppery, and a strong yeastiness. This one looks good and tastes good. A world class beer from a brewery that deserves its high reputation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3335) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 28.08.09, savoured on June 7 2007; eye: golden, lightly hazy, voluminous white head that falls but remains throughout the tasting, good lacing, slight effervescence; nose: apple, yeast, fruity, banana, alcohol, lime; mouth: in that order, quite carbonated, creamy, lightly fruity, pepper from the alcohol, light vanilla, hops, malt, long finale where the pepper of the alcohol becomes quite present, a bit dry, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, medium body, a bit thin, creamy and alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 28.08.09, savourée le 7 juin 2007; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, mousse blanche abondante qui tombe mais demeure, bonne dentelle, très légère effervescence; nez : pomme, levure, fruitée, banane, alcool, lime; bouche : dans cet ordre, pas mal carbonatée, crémeuse, léger fruité, poivre de l’alcool, légère vanille, houblon, malt, longue finale où le poivre de l’alcool devient très présent, un peu sèche, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, corps moyen, un peu mince, texture crémeuse et alcoolique; en résumé : bien

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Hazy straw colour with white head. Apricot, peach nose with some hints of yeast. Fruity flavour, with belgian yeast. Some hints of vanilla. Slight spicy finish with a dry note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (979) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
On tap at the Yardhouse in San Diego. Nice deep golden appearance with a light vanilla head on it. Very fruity aroma, thick with Belgian yeast and lots of banana, pear and strong alcohol in the aroma. Flavor reminds me somewhat of Gulden Draak, although lighter and fluffier. Sweet malty flavor with peppery spice and a good hops finish. Palate is quite carbonated, yet smoothed by the dry alcohol finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 75cl bottle. Freebie at Hotel Carolus, My favourite brewery does not disappoint! Loads of vanilla, coriander, grains and orange in aroma and taste. It’s full of flavour, but quite subtle. Lacking the harshness of other tripels. The best I’ve had to date.


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