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

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RATINGS: 1166   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2006
From cask - Cloudy amber color with a small creamy white head. Sweet spiced Aroma with hints of lemon. Light malt flavor, some light hints of fruit, with some sharp spices showing through.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2006
Hazy yellow coloured, with some carbonation and a large white head. Rather sweet spicy aroma, little yeasty touches and some fruity (banana, ...) hints. Nice full body. Bitter sweet spicy finish with some alcoholic touches. A very nice abbey tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Bottle, thick dark yellowish beer with a light haze to it. Very light and sweet (for a triple). A very pleasent amount of spice. Not nearly as yeasty as I was expecting. Lovely

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours extremely hazy, golden in color with a thick white head that last. Looks more like a weizen. Aroma is sweet and spicey with some pepper notes. Hint of banana. Flavor: Very fruity and sweet upfront. Spices definitely there and with the hops, attempt to balance the sweetness, though falling short. Alcohol is warming...can taste it a little in the finish....definitely detracts. Overall, it’s a very nice tripel but falls a little short of being a truely great beer. I would drink again though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
What else can be said. This is a great Belgian triple. A must try for any triple lover (that sounds funny – am I just being immature?)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Bottle. Nice soft banana bread, apple, and clove nose. Hazy light gold body with a thick attractive foamy head. Soft mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol and CO2. Notes of brown sugar, alcohol, floral notes, cinnamon, watered down whisky, warming going down, cotton, and a big herbal/phenol presence I can’t put my finger on. Very enjoyable, one of the better Triples that I have had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Pours a cloudy gold with a nice, long lasting head. Aroma is sugary sweet and spicy as hell, yeasty with artichoke and beets. The flavor shares a lot with the other GC beer I’ve had, the Grand Cru, in that it has a sweet sucrose taste that is very distinct and quite pleasing. It is lively and spicy in the mouth, sweet but also a touch sour at the finish, slightly harsh but very drinkable. There is a certain licorice/anise flavor that shows up as it warms, as well. If I homebrewed, I’d love to cultivate this yeast and see what I could do with it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
Hazy yellow, white head. Apricot, peach nose with some hints of yeast. Fruity flavour, with belgian yeast most present. Some hints of vanilla. Slight spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a cloudy gold with a lasting off white head {looked more like a Hefe}. Aromas of apple, hint of banana and some spice. Palate was light bodied and warming. Flavors of carmel, light fruitiness and a hint of spice with a sweet warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 On tap at Brouwers. Cloudy golden with a medium head. Mild aroma of yeast and fruit. Same flavors in the taste...very nice. Very spicy...a little too much alcohol taste for me though.


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