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


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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6626) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2007
Bottled. This one must have been off. Hazy blond, a blit vinous/sourish, but it shows sure signs of being either infected or stored improperly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur dorée et semi-voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes, bananes, léger de poires et de pommes, notes de pêches), malté de sucre bonbon, léger de caramel, de pain et de gomme balloune, moyen d’épices (clou de girofle, léger de coriandre et de poivre) et léger d’alcool et de houblon floral. Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un pétillement plutôt élevé et une texture crémeuse et aux petites notes sirupeuses. Goût de levures fruitées (oranges sucrées, poires, moyen de bananes et de pommes, léger de pêches sucrées, notes de figues) avec un goût épicé (clou de girofle, léger de coriandre, notes de cannelle) et des notes de gomme balloune ainsi que des petites traces boisées lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de sucre bonbon et léger de caramel avec des notes de pain et de miel parallèlement à un moyen goût d’alcool réchauffant (faibles notes métalliques) puis en finale l’on retrouve un goût asséchant et moyennement amer de houblon floral (notes herbeuses) ainsi qu’un goût de levures épicées (poivre). Post-goût long et plutôt sec, moyennement amer de levures, de houblon floral et d’alcool moyen ainsi qu’un goût fruité (zest d’agrumes, pelures de pommes, notes de pelures de bananes).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2007
750ml bottle. Hazy yellow color, with a thick white head. The flavor is of bananas, and a sweetness I can’t pin down. The flavor is a mix of sweetness with bitterness thrown in. A little spice, honey, and hops, with a finish of some yeast. Nice warming sensation and the alcohol isn’t too obvious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Gouden Carolus Triple
Date: July 01, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Norm’s, DC
Appearance: Hazy yellow, big frothy white head
Aroma: big banana aroma
Flavor: rapid succession of flavors: sweet, tart, and bitter; banana character makes a late appearance to turn it into a slightly sweet banana laced tripple
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2007
33cl bottle from Aarschott. Poured a golden color with white, creamy head. Very nice tripel with large floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsga (7157) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2007
Medium white head. Golden body. Full, deep, soft golden fruity sweetish aroma of milky honey, malts, toffee, spice, and hops. Incredible harmony and balance; almost perfect. Sharp, spicy milky honey taste with notes of tobacco and fruit. Dry, musty malty tobacco aftertaste. (0.33l bottle from Dorstvlegel, Antwerp. Probably not a perfect bottle. Want to rerate. And rerate. And rerate.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2607) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle. Malt aromas of caramel, hop notes of herbs, and beef broth for the yeast. In the background there was a smell that was somewhere between grape and raisin, with a strong note of ripe pear, and alcohol. The head was fizzy and quickly diminished. The color was a slightly hazy amber. Flavor started lightly sweet and finished the same sweetness and moderately acidic. Palate was light to medium, watery, with a fizzy carbonation. It finished lightly astringent. There was a stronger malt aroma than I expected, and so many more fruity notes were present after it warmed. The taste was just a little disappointing, but all in all this is a fine drinking triple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4589) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle. Golden/orangey looking beer with a strong head. The aroma is quite spiced and mulled, the flavour is vinous, warming, and sweetly spiced. Overall a very reasonable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (599) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Very carbinated. Golden amber color, thick white head with tiny bubbles. Great aroma of light fruits and candy yeast. After initial carbination, taste loaded with fruits and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2007
Hazy body. White bubbly head. this comes fully loaded with fruits and sweet malt in both aroma and taste. The palate is very good! I must try this again!

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