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

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RATINGS: 1132   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle from Utobeer. A very fine tripel indeed and for my money one of the best. Malty and sweet aroma. Dark hazy golden body with a well formed head and attractive lacing. Lots of sweetness in the flavour but never too much. Slight aniseed notes with a touch of toffee and caramel and also something decidedly fruity. Maybe raspberry. Alcohol shows through in the spicy finish. A very fine brew overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Hazilla gold pour with a dumpling of a head here. Lots of yummy yeast, fruits, and a bouqet or fresh flowers hits you in the face and taste. Some citrics and a salty aftertaste. Some post alchohol and a faint tip of hops. enjoyable loverly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2006
I’m not a fan of strong belguim’s but this is pretty good. hazy golden color - pleasant aroma and 9% - YEAH!! good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma. Complex fruity flavor that is reminiscent of the other, darker Gouden Carolus ales. Some saltiness in the finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev, Dave B. and R. -- courtesy of me. Pours a very hazy bubbly yellow with an average size fizzy white head. Nice Lacing. Aroma of wheat, yeast, lemon, spices and sugar. Flavour follows the aroma but with some added hops and lingering alcohol, it’s nice and complex. Light bodied with a lively mouthfeel. I like the other Gouden Carolus beers I’ve had more but this is still a damn fine beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Slightly cloudy golden pour with an energetic and rising head. Overall and pleasing aroma of malt, spice and yeast- well blended. Full in the mouth, but not sweet to start, with spice and subtle hoppy bitters in the finish with a nice conclusion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle shared with the crew, thanks blankboy. Yellow pour, medium white head. Yeast, lemon, bread aroma. medium mouthfeel. Lemon and yeast taste, slightly sweet as well. Ends with a maple syrup like sweetness. Very easy to drink and well made, it just didn’t blow my socks off like others from this brewery. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2893) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev, Dave B. & R. - courtesy of blankboy. Pale gold with a medium white head. Aroma is a slightly funky and herbal, with notes of band-aid and lemon. Body is soft. Flavour is a bit tart, with notes of wheat, yeast, spice and fruit. Very nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5658) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2006
Bottle
Perfumed, somewhat cloying, sweet fruit aroma. Cloudy yellow hue, tanned blanket head. Fruity (apples, peaches, tropical) and flowery base flavor, earthy potatolike aftertaste. Light mouthfeel, slightly sparkly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2006
Cloudy amber with a big lasting creamy white head. The aroma is sweet and citrussy/toffee-ish, the flavour is sweet citrus and alcholic with a touch of spice but i like it. Kind of different to the other Tripels i’ve had but will deff try again.


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